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Sir Ryan-O'Neil Knight

Entrepreneur • Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Entrepreneur Development, The Detailing Knights. Previously Franchisee, College Pro.

Entrepreneur Development, The Detailing Knights. Previously Franchisee, College Pro.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Marketing
I have an idea that I'm exploring
Part time now, full time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

The Detailing Knights

Advisor

Summer Company
T By Daniel
Dynasty Training

Positions

Faculty of Business (entrepreneurship studies) Sheridan College May 2014 - present
Fleet Management Sales and Entrepreneur Development The Detailing Knights January 2010 - present
Youth Entrepreneurship Representative City of Brampton May 2014 - September 2014
Franchisee College Pro March 2012 - September 2012
Customer Service Representative General Motors January 2002 - August 2006

Education

Sheridan College Accounting 2008 - 2012

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
Advisor With
  • • App development
  • • Engagement Hacking
  • • Franchising
  • • Marketing Analytics
  • • Social Media Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Social networking • Sustainability • Strategy • Employee Engagement • Environmental education

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Ken Appleby
We worked together at College Pro  •  Franchise Manager, College Pro and Founding Partner, The Detailing Knights.
He already is a great entrepreneur. To me, that means that he is resourceful, persuasive risk taker who runs his business with a social cons ... cious (B-Corp certified). He inspires everyone he meets and you can count on him to get things done.
Joyce Sou
They're my advisor  •  Manager, B Corporation and Social Impact Metrics, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, MaRS Discovery District. Queen's grad.
Ryan is a great entrepreneur because he is not only very smart, he wants to make a difference and create something that will have an impact ... beyond his work. He is also trustworthy and works very hard.
Trish Nixon
They're my advisor  •  Associate, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Previously Social Finance Fellow, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Ryan is passionate and driven by a desire to succeed, but even more importantly, to help others succeed. He will undoubtably make a lasting ... impact. He is smart but also coachable-- he recognizes when others can complement his skills and graciously accepts advice. He is a pleasure to work with, extremely persuasive, and I have no doubt he will make his grand vision become a reality.
Daryn Caister
They're my friends
Every time I talk to Ryan he's got something bigger and more adventurous in the works, and unlike most people who talk a good game he inevit ... ably always actually ends up making it happen. Ryan is a go-getter plain and simple.
Justin Smith
They're my friends  •  Director of Business Development, Can-App.com. Previously Manager - Business Development, Clearbridge Mobile.
Ryan is a great entrepreneur because he is always looking for new business opportunities and ways to use technology in innovate new ways to ... improve business. He also cares about the environment and takes time to help young people get into entrepreneurship.
Chris Carder
They're my mentor  •  Entrepreneur in Residence, Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) and Co-Founder/COO at Kinetic Commerce and Kinetic Cafe
Sir (Ryan) already is a great up-and-coming entrepreneur. Myself and several members of my team at Kinetic have been watching his progress a ... nd see great things ahead for his company. I've taken him to meet with other key business contacts and he's been well prepared, communicates a great vision and listens extremely well. Anyone who teams up with him will enjoy the experience. - chris
Aaron Ally
They're my school  •  Sales Manager, Canadian Dental Supplies. Previously Asst. Manager, Rogers Communications.
I have known Ryan for many years. And I know that with his mindset he can and will amount to great things in any industry dives into.
Jennifer Vivian
They're my advisor: Summer Company  •  Snowboard Instructor, Alpine Slopes and Business Advisor, City of Brampton Economic Development Office. University of Waterloo grad.
Ryan has assisted our office by providing clients with professional advice and guidance at the Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC). He h ... as always provided our clients with clear and understandable direction from the business start-up process to assisting established small business owners with marketing and development opportunities. Ryan’s extensive knowledge of new business requirements and training skills make him an invaluable coach and mentor. Working in partnership with Ryan at the SBEC, we have been able to guide entrepreneurs and help them establish successful businesses in the community.
Marillea Yu, ND
They're my friends  •  Sessional Lecturer, The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and Naturopathic Doctor, Downtown Brampton Wellness Centre.
He is knowledgeable, innovative, driven and practical with great business sense. He also strives to give back to the community and loves to ... help others grow in their own businesses.
Sam Saccoia
We worked together  •  Owner, CARSTAR Quality Collision Toronto Mississauga.
He is an intelligent, professional, likeable & socially connected individual who's driven to succeed!
Kim Nolet
We worked together  •  President, Kiki's Funnel Cakes.
He is a go getter and know how to create and keep a customer. The Detailing Knights also does great detailed work and provides excellent cus ... tomer service
Peter Frampton
We worked together  •  Executive Director, The Learning Enrichment Foundation and Board Member, Telecommunities Canada.
Sir is a great entrepreneur who has carefully thought out his business model, has reached out to new markets, and surrounds himself with sma ... rt advisors and supporters. That is wisdom. He is also not afraid to see and fully integrate the social impacts of his business model... so he is not just an entrepreneur he is a also a social entrepreneur. Sir has won the support of LEF, and my personal support.
Kofi Morris
We worked together  •  Job Developer/Client Engagement Worker, The Learning Enrichment Foundation.
Since meeting Ryan, I have been moved by his desire to succeed, quest for excellence, positive attitude and supportive spirit. He has delive ... red time and time again with promises and provided opportunities for fellow entrepreneurs and young budding business-minded people to pursue their passions and follow their dreams.
Waleed Elabed
They're my friends  •  Financial Securities Advisor, Freedom 55 Financial. Previously Insurance Sales Representative, Penncorp Life Insurance Company/Primerica.
Ryan cares a great deal about his causes and puts people before his own needs. His drive and enthusiasm about his projects impress me most.
Ryan Elcock
They're my friends  •  Cofounder, The Habari Network. Previously Logistics and Operations Specialist, Cargolocity. The University of Western Ontario grad.
Ryan is a great salesman and he is willing to take chances to try new things. However, Ryan is also great and learning from others and adap ... ting what he learns to suit his needs and his business. He also listens and keeps an open mind.
Cassandra Baccardax
They're my advisor  •  Senior Foreign Investment Advisor, City of Brampton and Manager, Small Business Services, City of Brampton. University of Waterloo grad.
Engaging, charming young man full of passion and enthusiasm; extremely positive while still be realistic not dreamy. Collaborative, eager to ... help others and share his journey and knowledge. Smart, smart about his business and sees opportunities others would miss, and then makes them happen.
Daniel Lewis
They're my friends  •  Owner, T By Daniel and Ambassador, Brampton Board of Trade.
Ryan is always brewing up new, innovative ideas that can help the way people live and think.
Lucas Lapierre
We worked together  •  Franchise Owner, The Detailing Knights. Previously Front Desk & Restaurant Server at Howard Johnson Inn.
I think of Ryan Knight as a great entrepreneur because outside of Ryan being resourceful, thoughtful and intelligent, he is also a man who c ... ares for the environment and people around him. In the context of environment, I would like to include not only the natural Eco-system that surrounds us all; but also the workplace and home environment and how Ryan handles situations in these diverse systems of formality. Ryan is able to manage his business operations and family-life side-by-side very well. In doing so, Ryan has demonstrated compassion, caring and interest in other people's lives around him. The efforts that Ryan has put forth in society have impacted both people and the world in a positive manner. Through Ryan's entrepreneurial skills, Ryan has found a way to decrease water consumption, increase jobs and to also not only teach our world leaders of tomorrow, but to empower them with a position that would fit both their ego and the responsibility skill-set that students hold at their specified level of education. Beyond what Ryan has been able to accomplish, I have also been able to personally note his work ethic while working alongside Ryan. For a man who has to handle so much and still find the time to create strategies to expand their business; I am truly impressed by how Ryan carries himself, his family and his work ethic. I have never seen Ryan slip-up with a customer and I have never seen him fall short of his apparent organization skills; all while catering to his family's needs and wants when required. Ryan truly knows the definition of management and I find that management can be one of the most versatile traits that could be used as an entrepreneur. Because of Ryan's ability to manage, control and expand on virtually any aspect of his life, I consider Ryan Knight to be an exceptional entrepreneur in our modern world.
Waleed Elabed
They're my friends  •  Financial Securities Advisor, Freedom 55 Financial. Previously Insurance Sales Representative, Penncorp Life Insurance Company/Primerica.
He has the right attitude and commitment to get where he wants to go.
Said KARFA
Sr. Business Consultant – Entrepreneurship Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. University of Toronto grad.
Ryan is a great entrepreneur because he always re-thinks existing business model to provide innovative and competitive ones.

Jennifer Vivian
We worked together  •  Snowboard Instructor, Alpine Slopes and Business Advisor, City of Brampton Economic Development Office. University of Waterloo grad.
Jennifer has been my driving force for expanding my potential and expanding my vision. In the short time she has been my mentor and advisor ... I have seen my business grow beyond belief. Always a kind ear for my ideas but with a realistic point of view to keep me on course. I send any would be entrepreneurs to Jen first!

Lucas Lapierre
We worked together  •  Franchise Owner, The Detailing Knights. Previously Front Desk & Restaurant Server at Howard Johnson Inn.
I have enjoyed working with Lucas and can see him succeeding at any endeavor that he partakes in. His drive to separate himself from the cr ... owd by using his entrepreneurial skills shows in his ability to execute any task that he sets his mind to.