Mr. Eric Knott has spent 20 years in various areas of operations management and senior human resources leadership including working as the vice president of human resources (HR) for K-12 education firm BASIS Educational Group (the Phoenix-based firm that runs the world’s top-performing K-12 schools), the senior HR executive for Goodwill Industries of Central and Northern Arizona, and HR leadership positions with Cox Communications and Target Corporation.
In addition to owning the HR consulting firm FinePoint HR (based in Phoenix, Arizona), he is a lecturer at Arizona State University’s top-ranked W. P. Carey School of Business, is chair of the board of the Arizona Small Business Association, is the treasurer and an executive committee member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) of Greater Phoenix, and was a board member for Arizona SHRM and the Maricopa County Workforce Investment Board.
Eric is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Arizona SHRM (2019), and the "Who's Who in Arizona Business" from Arizona Business Magazine (2018 and 2019). He authored the top-selling career guide A Recruiter’s Guide to Job Hunting, is a PHR, a SHRM-CP, has his Certified Labor Relations Leader (CLRL) credentials from Michigan State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.
He lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his Chihuahua, Lola, for whom he would give a kidney.