BOSTON— Knox Financial, the fintech company focused on property investors, announced that it has promoted Matt Marra to lead the company’s national expansion as chief growth officer.
Marra joined Knox Financial in May 2020 as vice president of growth, when Knox was available solely to Boston-area residents. Under Marra’s leadership, Knox launched in cities across Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Arizona, and Texas. Marra played a pivotal role in making more than 15 new hires across six states, and growing the portfolio of investment properties on the Knox Frictionless Ownership Platform to over $100M.
“We’re seeing incredible demand for Knox, not just in the markets where we’re currently operating, but across the U.S.,” said Marra. “As chief growth officer, I look forward to rapidly expanding the markets where Knox operates, and growing the value of Knox’s investment property portfolio in the coming year.”
Marra brings to Knox extensive experience scaling high-growth tech startups. He 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 Uber’s 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 departed Uber in January 2018, and has used his extensive marketplace and operations expertise to advise New England founders and build an angel investing portfolio.
“As Knox continues to grow, we wanted to have a leader in our C-suite that truly understands how to scale a tech company rapidly, while providing a consistently great experience across all of our markets,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Knox Financial. “Matt was instrumental in Uber’s growth across the US, and has been a big reason why Knox has been able to expand so successfully during a year when we all faced extraordinary challenges. In his expanded role as chief growth officer, I’m confident he will make Knox a household name in cities across the US.”
Knox was named one of the 2021 HousingWire Tech100 for, “creating technology solutions that make owning investment property as simple as owning a share of stock.” Knox recently announced $10M in Series A funding, and will use this capital to fund an expansion into cities across the U.S. in 2021.