BEMO is proud to announce our newest hire of 2023: Craig Knowles
Craig has joined the BEMO Leadership Team as our new Director of Product and will be reporting to Bruno Lecoq, CEO & CISO.
So, who is Craig? Let's find out!
Craig Knowles: Director of Product
Craig joins us from Cleveland, Ohio where he lives with his wife, Melanie, his 12-year-old son, Arran, and their adorable furry companions, Benny the schnoodle and Bert the cat. It's quite the lively household!
One of the things he enjoys the most outside of work is quality family time and making memories. Here's Craig visiting his sisters in Canada and his son, Arran enjoying a beach day with Benny.
Besides his talent and experience building security products, Craig is a music enthusiast and an accomplished screenwriter and filmmaker. Don’t just take our word for it, see it for yourself:
This short film starring Craig’s son is one of his most successful films to date, playing at over 15 festivals in the US!
Craig told us that he draws inspiration from great artists and musicians such as Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, John Lennon, and Led Zeppelin. And that if he could swap places with anyone for a day it would be the one and only, Steven Spielberg.
So now we know that when he’s not working, he’s either spending time with his family, playing the guitar or making films. But check this out, as the winter months roll in, Craig takes on an entirely different persona – a player and a referee in the thrilling world of ice hockey! Talk about multi-talent!
On the left we have Craig and Arran as referees and on the right they’re celebrating Craig’s victory in the Adult hockey league! Congrats!
Some more from our fun Q&A with Craig:
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Lola's -- a Spanish restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. I don't even remember what it was exactly. Some sort of rice and chicken dish, but 12 years have passed and I have never forgotten how great it was.
What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Any and all feedback is always welcome, in whatever form is easiest for the person giving the feedback. Ideally, it would be as straightforward and as honest as possible.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? I am almost finished with a new screenplay: A disillusioned soldier stows away on a container ship to escape a war and finds himself stuck with refugees fleeing the very same conflict.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? I left my home country of Canada after undergrad and moved to the USA, leaving my family and friends behind.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, you’ve never been, where would you go? A few places: The Titanic. Normandy, France. Isle of Arran, Scotland.
Welcome to the team, Craig! We are so glad to have you join us!
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