Notarize Expands Leadership Team with David Razon and Derek Knudsen
Today, Notarize is thrilled to announce the appointment of Derek Knudsen as our new Chief Technology Officer and David Razon as our new Chief People Officer. Derek and David join Notarize at a key growth moment for the company, as we continue to cultivate top-tier talent with a commitment to technological innovation, company culture, and making every online transaction safer and more reliable. These recent hires come on the heels of being named to Forbes ‘Next Billion Dollar Startups’ list and earning the #114 spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America in 2021.
In his new role as CTO, Derek Knudsen will work cross-functionally to drive Notarize’s product and technology strategy while elevating security and trust across its platform. Prior to joining Notarize, Derek was CTO of analytics automation platform Alteryx, where he managed a high growth company to modernize and innovate at scale. Derek has also held executive roles at Credera and Avanade.
David Razon will lead Notarize’s HR and People department as Chief People Officer, and will work to foster a personalized and unique remote-first employee experience that already includes best-in-class benefits like unlimited PTO, wellness days, generous parental leave, and the annual ‘Operation Chillax.’ With an extensive background in creating successful people and talent strategies at leading companies, David joins Notarize from Enjoy Technology, where he served as Head of People and Talent, overseeing HR, talent acquisition and the company’s first DE&I strategy. Prior to Enjoy, he served in HR roles at leading companies, including Instacart and Starbucks.
“After another year of momentous triple-digit growth and expanded demand for our product, we are laser-focused on building on our vision around technology and people,” said Pat Kinsel, founder and CEO of Notarize. “We have always been committed to our product and people, and are excited to strengthen our executive team with the strategic skill sets that Derek and David bring, and we believe their contributions and expertise will be paramount as we focus on innovation and culture in 2022 and beyond.”