Kip Knight is Senior Vice President U.S. Franchise and International. In this position, Knight is responsible for driving service delivery of tax and financial services throughout the company’s 3,500 franchise offices nationwide, and its operations in Canada, Australia, and India as well as Expat Operations.
Knight who joined H&R Block in 2012, previously served as President, U.S. Retail Operations, and prior to that, as President, International and U.S. Franchise Operations. Before joining H&R Block, Knight’s 30-year career has included senior management and marketing positions with Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, YUM! Brands and eBay.
Knight began his career in marketing research at Burke Marketing Research and has worked in 65 countries. He spent 10 years in brand management at Procter & Gamble and worked for 10 years in PepsiCo’s international restaurant division, where he served as General Manager of North Latin America and as the first head of marketing for KFC International. Knight was also Chief Marketing Officer for Taco Bell.
From 2002 until 2008, Knight worked at eBay, the world’s largest e-commerce site. He was Vice-President of marketing for eBay, North America. He was also responsible for managing eBay Canada, the leading e-commerce site in Canada. He was the first head of International Marketing and served as Regional Vice President for eBay International for Latin America, Australia and Taiwan.
Knight is founder of the U.S. Marketing Communication College at the U.S. State Department, which trains diplomats on marketing strategy and implementation.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Louisiana State University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.