Jonathan Ross Goodman
Chief Executive Officer and founder
Mr. Goodman founded Knight in February 2014. Prior to Knight, Mr. Goodman was the co-founder, President and CEO of Paladin Labs Inc. which was acquired by Endo for $3.2 billion. Under his leadership, $1.50 invested in Paladin Labs Inc. at its founding was worth $151 nineteen years later. Prior to co-founding Paladin Labs Inc. in 1995, Mr. Goodman was a consultant with Bain & Company and also worked in brand management for Procter & Gamble. Mr. Goodman holds a B.A. with Great Distinction from McGill University and the London School of Economics with 1st Class Honours. Additionally, Mr. Goodman holds an LL.B. and an M.B.A. from McGill University. In 2016, Mr. Goodman was the co-recipient of Ernst & Young’s Quebec Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Health Sciences.
President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Sakhia joined Knight as President in August 2016 and assumed the additional responsibility of CFO in October 2017. Prior to Knight, Ms. Sakhia served as the CFO at Paladin from 2001 to 2015. At Paladin, Ms. Sakhia was responsible for the finance, operations, human resources and investor relations functions. During her employment with Paladin, Ms. Sakhia was instrumental in executing in-licensing and acquisition transactions of Canadian and international pharmaceutical products and businesses. Ms. Sakhia led several M&A and strategic lending transactions as well as equity rounds on the TSX and completed the sale of Paladin to Endo International for over $3 billion. Ms. Sakhia serves on the board of the Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the International Advisory Board of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, and is an independent Board member at the McGill University Health Center. Ms. Sakhia holds an MBA and a Bachelors of Commerce degree from McGill University.
Vice-President, Business Development
Ms. Khouri joined Knight as Vice-President of Business Development in August 2014. Prior to Knight, Ms. Khouri worked at Novartis Pharma for over 7 years, where she held multiple positions within the global business development and licensing team in Basel, Switzerland. Before joining Novartis, Ms. Khouri worked in business development at Paladin Labs in roles with increasing responsibilities. In addition, Ms. Khouri serves on the board of Antibe Therapeutics. Ms. Khouri holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McGill University and an M.B.A. from the University of Ottawa.
Vice President, Finance