In 16 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, The Knot Worldwide’s suite of lifestyle brands inspires, informs and celebrates our communities as they navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments. From the proposal to the wedding day, creating a home to starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey.
We help couples navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments—together. What We Do Matters.
Our vision is to make it easy for every couple in the world to plan a wedding that is uniquely their own.
Nicole Aste is the Senior Vice President, Global Media Solutions at The Knot Worldwide. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s ad strategy and revenue growth. Nicole oversees national advertising sales, account management, integrated marketing and operations.
Nicole brings over 20 years of digital advertising experience and expertise. Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Nicole was VP of Revenue Operations for Conde Nast where she led sales planning, revenue operations, yield management and ad operations. Previously, Nicole held leadership roles at Tremor Media, Yahoo! and DoubleClick.
Nicole graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s New York City office.
Ben Bates serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations at The Knot Worldwide, responsible for strategy, development and business operations across the company’s portfolio of wedding brands in 14 international markets.
Prior to joining The Knot Worldwide, Ben spent 14 years at Booking.com where he served in a variety of regional leadership roles across both EMEA, North America and Latin America, working in the most critical and fastest growing regions for the business and reinforcing Booking.com’s position as one of the world’s leading digital travel companies.
Ben often guest lectures and mentors in university and business programs and is also passionate about supporting the start-up communities in both New York and London by coaching new entrepreneurs. While not at work or volunteering his time, Ben can be found enjoying time with his wife and two children.
George Bezerra is the Senior Vice President, Head of Data at The Knot Worldwide. In this role, George is responsible for leading the global Data team across Analytics, Data Engineering and Data Science. George has been in the data space for over 10 years and was previously VP of Data at Frontdoor, where he led the data engineering, machine learning, and data science teams. His past experience includes 5 years working at TripAdvisor where he built the data science and analytics functions and led the development of personalization algorithms in addition to computer vision and natural language processing models.
George holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil, as well as a PhD in Computer Science from The University of New Mexico and postdoc at MIT. George resides in Denver with his wife and Havanese dog Panko.
Felicity Chaban serves as General Counsel of The Knot Worldwide and is responsible for all legal matters for the company’s global operations. Felicity has been with the company since 2015 and previously served as Senior Vice President, Legal and Deputy General Counsel.
Previously, Felicity served as Associate General Counsel for Blackboard Inc., a global education technology company. While at Blackboard, Felicity was responsible for advising on a wide range of legal matters including M&A, technology and strategic partnerships, marketing and real estate. Felicity also represented healthcare, technology and other clients in mergers and acquisitions as a corporate finance associate at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Felicity holds a B.A. in economics from Boston College and received dual J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Villanova University. Felicity also studied international law at the University of Notre Dame Law School in London. She is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD, and lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and three children.
Tim Chi is the Chief Executive Officer of The Knot Worldwide. After getting married in 2005, Tim set out to make wedding planning less stressful and frustrating. Together with his co-founders, Jeff, Lee, and Sonny, they threw four desks into his empty living room in Chevy Chase, Maryland and created WeddingWire, which became a leading global vendor marketplace serving the wedding industry, helping millions of engaged couples plan, execute and celebrate the most important day of their lives. WeddingWire grew to 1,000 employees worldwide and owned leading wedding brands in North America, Europe, South America and India. In 2019, Tim became CEO of The Knot Worldwide following the merger of XO Group Inc. (parent company of The Knot) and WeddingWire Inc.. Previously, Tim co-founded Blackboard Inc. in 1998. While at Blackboard, Tim pioneered many of Blackboard’s flagship products and strategic initiatives, bringing technology into the classrooms of colleges, universities and school districts across the world. During his tenure, the company raised over $100 million in capital and was taken public on the Nasdaq in 2004.
Tim holds a B.S. in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. in engineering management from Tufts University. He resides in Maryland with his family and is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s Chevy Chase headquarters.
Aryanne Ferranti is the Senior Vice President of North America Local and Global Support Operations, overseeing revenue and operations for The Knot Worldwide’s US and Canadian B2B segments. In her role, Aryanne is responsible for driving revenue growth and oversees go-to-market strategy, business operations, revenue operations, training and enablement and billing and collections. She also leads the global support operations team in India, partnering with internal stakeholders to migrate operational processes and accelerate value delivery.
Prior to joining The Knot Worldwide in 2017, Aryanne led business strategy for the partner channel at Yext. Previously, Aryanne ran sales strategy and operations at Grovo Learning (now Cornerstone OnDemand) and global sales operations and enablement at TravelClick (now Amadeus Hospitality). Earlier in her career, Aryanne held roles at American Express and Barclays Capital.
Aryanne earned her B.A. in international relations from Wellesley College and her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Aryanne is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s NYC office and resides in lower Manhattan with her family.
Andy Ivanovich serves as Chief Financial Officer at The Knot Worldwide, responsible for planning and accelerating the company’s global growth. In this role, he oversees the accounting, finance, and corporate strategy functions of The Knot Worldwide.
Andy was formerly an investor at Spectrum Equity, where he worked with growth-stage software and internet companies, including WeddingWire. Prior to Spectrum, Andy was a senior consultant at Oliver Wyman FS, advising financial services clients across North America and Europe on transformational strategic initiatives. He previously spent time as an investor at Susquehanna Growth Equity and as a developer at a cellphone software startup.
Andy graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.S. in Operations Research and Engineering. He is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD and resides in the Washington, DC area.
Jenny Lewis is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Knot Worldwide. In her role, Jennifer leads all Marketing, Insights, and Editorial initiatives for the company and its 19 global brands across 16 countries.
With expertise in scaling two-sided marketplaces and growing and advancing the visibility and impact of well-known brands, Jenny was the Head of US and Canada Marketing for Uber and UberEats prior to joining The Knot Worldwide. As one of Uber’s earliest marketing hires, she helped transform the start-up into an iconic household name, and was the driving force behind a number of product and brand-defining initiatives, including UberPOOL and the brand’s COVID-19 response campaign. Before Uber, Jenny worked at Undertone Advertising and Fox Networks Group (FX, National Geographic Channel, Fox Sports), where she developed co-marketing strategies with Fortune 500 brands such as MillerCoors and Volkswagen.
She is a graduate of George Washington University and currently resides in Boston with her family.
Jeremy Liebowitz is the Executive Vice President of eCommerce at The Knot Worldwide. In his role, Jeremy owns the global eCommerce P&L and leads the development and execution of the day-to-day and long-term growth strategy. He also oversees the Couple Experience team to provide best-in-class support to engaged couples planning and guests attending weddings.
Jeremy’s career has been rooted in eCommerce since its inception with experience in D2C and B2B eCommerce in over 50 categories, including apparel, technology, housewares, baby gear, writing, personal care and gifting. Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Jeremy co-founded Alchemy-Rx, a strategy, marketing and eCommerce agency. Jeremy also served as CEO for the Global eCommerce division of Newell Brands where he grew the division’s value from under $100M to over $2B globally. Prior, Jeremy led eCommerce for Jarden Corp, which was later acquired by Newell. Earlier in his career, he worked at 1800Flowers.com, Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.
Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Arts from USC in Los Angeles and is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s NYC office.
Angel Llull is the President of Growth and International at The Knot Worldwide, overseeing operations, strategy and growth of The Knot Worldwide international businesses in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Prior to joining The Knot Worldwide, Angel was the Vice President and Managing Director for Asia-Pacific at Booking.com, where he was responsible for the business across the Asia and Oceania markets, leading operations, product and business development, and executing business strategy across one of the company’s fastest-growing regions. Angel joined Booking.com in 2012 and served in a variety of regional leadership roles including Senior Regional Director for North America and Regional Manager for Spain, Portugal, Africa and eastern Europe.
Previously, Angel served as CEO for IBB Hotels where he led strategy and business development and drove financial results for several companies within the group. Prior, Angel was a Senior Business Development Consultant at Horwarth International in Barcelona where he led mergers and acquisitions.
The Angel graduated from Stanford Business School in strategy and business management, holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid and completed a Masters in hospitality and travel services management from EADA Business School in Barcelona. Angel often guest lectures in Masters and University programs and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and German. He is based in Barcelona, where he resides with his family.
Swapna Manne leads the Corporate Strategy team at The Knot Worldwide. In her role, she is responsible for working cross-functionally to identify and execute strategic growth and transformation opportunities for the company. Swapna has extensive experience in strategy, partnerships and corporate development across media, technology and consumer products. She has helped lead growth initiatives at large global brands like The Walt Disney Company as well as at venture-backed technology companies like Lulu.com and MaxPoint.
Prior to joining The Knot Worldwide, Swapna led the Strategy, Business Development and Analytics teams at Vericast, a marketing and advertising technology company within the McAndrews and Forbes portfolio.
Swapna holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Swapna is currently based out of Raleigh, NC where she lives with her husband, two children and treeing walker coonhound.
Emily Markmann is the Chief Human Resource Officer at The Knot Worldwide, responsible for the design and execution of Global Talent Strategy directly impacting company performance and business growth. Emily oversees all aspects of global human capital for nearly 1,800 employees across 16 countries. Emily drives a high-performing organization through innovative, culture-rich talent acquisition and talent management programs aligned with strategic corporate objectives.
Emily brings 25 years of experience in leading global, award-winning, progressive HR initiatives and strategic business operations at high-growth technology companies. Previously, as Senior Vice President of Talent & Culture at Clarabridge, she led talent acquisition, talent management and employee experience programs, domestic and international office expansions, and multiple M&A transactions. Emily also served as Vice President, Human Resources at Vangent and held various HR leadership positions at Appian and MicroStrategy.
Born in Argentina, Emily is native to Northern Virginia, and earned her Bachelor of Arts at Francis Marion University in South Carolina. Emily resides in Arlington, VA with her family and is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD.
Nikita Miller serves as Senior Vice President, Head of Product Management at The Knot Worldwide. In this role, Nikita leads the global Product Management team, focusing on product strategy and growth, across all brands.
Nikita has spent her career in product management building great teams and creating products that users love. Most recently Nikita was VP Product at Dooly and prior to that she led product teams at Trello and Atlassian for 5 years. Nikita’s experience ranges from early stage startups to multinational companies; and from EdTech to Enterprise SaaS. Nikita is also an active startup advisor, angel investor and Board Member.
Nikita received her B.S. from Cornell University and her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. She lives in upstate New York with her family.
Devin Nolan serves as Senior Vice President of Growth and Acquisition Marketing for The Knot Worldwide’s global businesses. In his role, Devin is responsible for driving B2C and B2B customer acquisition through paid marketing and organic channels (ASO and SEO).
Devin brings over 15 years of experience in growth marketing and digital advertising, having served in leadership roles at AOL Inc. as Vice President of Audience Development and Consumer Marketing and Senior Analyst positions at Advertising.com.
Devin earned his B.S. in marketing from Salisbury University and MBA from Loyola University Maryland. He is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s New York City office and resides in New Jersey with this family.
Matt Rook serves as Executive Vice President of Engineering at The Knot Worldwide. With more than 20 years of experience building B2B and B2C products, Matt is responsible for overseeing the global technology platforms that power both couple and vendor experiences across the company’s global brand portfolio.
Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Matt worked in both the finance and private startup spaces. Matt holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s New York City office.
Jennifer Thompson is Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at The Knot Worldwide. Jennifer oversees global planning and analysis, the preparation and presentation of key business drivers and financial results, and provides data-driven insights and business decision support across the company. She is responsible for partnering with other company leadership to develop and implement financial business plans, strategic initiatives and operating priorities.
Prior to joining The Knot Worldwide in 2018, Jennifer served as a consultant at Blackboard and has previously held leadership roles in finance at organizations such as Transaction Network Services, RCN and Marriott International.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and financial management from The Catholic University of America. She resides in northern Virginia with her family and is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD.
Lee Wang serves as The Knot Worldwide’s Chief Operating Officer and President of Company Subsidiaries. Lee is responsible for overseeing business operations, revenue growth and retention strategies.
Prior to the merger that created The Knot Worldwide, Lee was a co-founder, Board Director and COO of WeddingWire Inc. Earlier in his career, Lee served as the head of Worldwide Sales for Parature Inc.,a software-as-a-service company that was later acquired by Microsoft. Preceding Parature, Lee co-founded Blackboard Inc. in 1998 which went public in 2004 (NASDAQ: BBBB) and was subsequently taken private by Providence Equity Partners for $1.6B in 2011. While at Blackboard, Lee served in a variety of roles including Director of Sales and Regional Director of Asia Pacific and Latin America business operations.
Lee holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and a M.Eng. in operations research and finance from Cornell University and is based out of the Chevy Chase, MD office.
Emma serves as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at The Knot Worldwide, responsible for the company’s global accounting, accounting operations and financial reporting, compliance and tax groups.
Prior to joining The Knot Worldwide, Emma was an auditor in the Madrid and Washington, DC offices of KPMG where she provided assurance and audit services to large, multinational clients within the financial services, telecommunications and aviation sectors.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dublin City University and earned her MBA from EOI Business School in Madrid. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of several international subsidiary boards within the TKWW global group. Emma is based out of The Knot Worldwide’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD, and resides in Silver Spring, MD with her husband and three children.
Zohar Yardeni serves as the Chief Product Officer at The Knot Worldwide. Zohar joined the company in August 2018 from Facebook, where he was a Product Manager leading several teams in the Local organization. Prior to Facebook, Zohar led the product, design, content and data teams as Chief Product Officer at Knewton and Vice President of Product at ZocDoc. Earlier in his career, Zohar ran several startups including CallStreet, an earnings call transcription service which he founded and subsequently sold to FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS). Zohar also served as Global Head of Product Management at Thomson Reuters.
Zohar received a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Zohar is based out of The Knot Worldwide New York City office and resides in Manhattan with his family.