Joe Knight Instructor Information

Owner/Senior Facilitator

Business Literacy Institute

Joe Knight, Partner and Senior Consultant with the Business Literacy Institute, is a highly regarded finance and business literacy keynote speaker and trainer.  Joe trains managers and leaders at Fortune 500 companies such as Electronic Arts, NBC News, General Electric, Granite Construction and UTC Aerospace Systems.  Joe’s unique ability to combine content with energy and humor make his keynote addresses resounding successes with diverse audiences including the Construction Industry Institute; Independent College Bookstore Association; The Association of General Contractors; International Institute for Supply Management; and Society for Human Resource Management.

Joe is co-author of Financial Intelligence, a smart, no-nonsense business finance handbook for managers.  The book has been heralded as “the Elements of Style” of finance by CFO.com.  Financial Intelligence was featured in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time and has been turned into a graphic novel by Smarter Comics.  Joe also co-authored Project Management for Profit which outlines the easy-to-implement system he helped create at Setpoint to manage projects towards profitability no matter what stage the project is in.  Joe has written toolkits for Harvard, including the ROI Toolkit, and the Understanding EBITDA Toolkit.

Joe is co-owner and CFO of Setpoint Systems, Inc, a manufacturing company based in Ogden, UT.  He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Haas School of business, University of California, Berkeley.