Former Uber executive to oversee Knox’s expansion into new markets
May 13, 2020 — Knox Financial, the fintech company changing how homeowners build wealth through investment properties, today announced that it has hired Matt Marra as the company’s Vice President of Growth. In this role, Marra will lead the expansion of the Knox Frictionless Ownership Platform across the country, beginning with multiple New England cities in the summer of 2020.
“As we lay the groundwork for scaling the Knox Frictionless Ownership Platform, we wanted to bring on a leader who truly understands what it takes to introduce a transformative financial product to millions of people — not just someone who had ‘done it’ before, but someone who completely changed the way people in that city actually think and conduct their lives,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Knox. “Matt Marra’s experience launching a series of Uber products starting in Boston as one of the company’s first employees, and proceeding to take on a national role with the company introducing new services, makes him uniquely qualified to lead Knox’s expansion.”
Marra joined Uber as one of the company’s first 40 employees, initially serving as operations and logistics manager for the Greater Boston area. During this time, he launched and scaled Uber Black, TAXI, SUV, and uberX product offerings in the Boston market. In 2016, Marra became Head of Vehicle Solutions US to lead operations, marketing, and program negotiations with participating third-party auto lenders, rental companies, dealerships, and manufacturers while reporting to the CFO. He later departed Uber in January 2018, and has since used his extensive marketplace and operations expertise to advise New England founders and build an angel investing portfolio. He has invested in more than 20 ventures over the last two years, including Knox Financial.
“The startups that interest me most are the ones that are focused on giving people new ways to make money and create better lives for themselves,” commented Marra. “What drew me to Knox was the opportunity to close the wealth gap for growing families moving to new homes, provide a fixed income alternative with cash flow for retirees, and help time-strapped landlords expand. Soon, many more people will get to experience how Knox makes building wealth through investment properties as effortless as ordering an Uber.”
As Knox’s Vice President of Growth, Marra will oversee the hiring of Knox Market Makers, who will be in charge of scaling Knox in their respective cities. To learn more about Knox’s open positions, visit https://www.indeedjobs.com/knox-holdings/jobs.