You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill

We believe in the unbounded potential of the human spirit. Our mission is to channel this potential into amazing results.

How many times have small groups of people succeeded where empires failed? Competency, motivation, and unity of vision all played a role. Can we use technology to help teams perform to their true potential?

We can.

We believe that the growing power of AI and machine learning coupled with the right incentives in the proper environment can boost engagement and drive successful results.

Leadership Team

Dimi Paun
CEO & Co-founder

Dimi is a successful leader, innovator and entrepreneur based in Toronto, Canada. Dimi has founded 2 successful start-ups, created several notable technology solutions and patents, and had 3 successful exits to date. Most recently Dimi was the CEO of Keek Inc., a publicly traded social media company with over 75 million users worldwide. As CEO, Dimi’s focus is on corporate strategy and technology development ensuring Youkno’s solutions remain at the forefront of innovation and evolution.

Jack Ponte
COO & Co-founder

Jack was the co-founder and Managing Partner of Found People and has over eighteen years of emerging technology recruiting experience. Jack has personally played a part in helping build out various technology start-ups around Toronto over the years. He is a strong negotiator with a keen insight on seeing the big picture when putting deals together. Jack’s business acumen coupled with his strong operational skills well position Youkno for rapid growth and scale.

Doru Droscaru
Chief Product Officer

Doru is a seasoned product designer on a relentless pursuit of the perfect balance between simplicity and effectiveness in product design. A New York Festivals Finalist, he has received multiple awards for advertising work he did at DDB. Most recently, Doru played a key role in the rebuilding of the Keek app months before the company got acquired. As Chief Product Officer Doru ensures the user experience and design for Youkno’s technology delivers the most engaging experience for our customers.

Advisory Board

Ron Benegbi

Ron is a senior technology executive with a successful track record of building and scaling organizations in the enterprise B2B space. Ron’s core expertise lies in the area of business development, sales and marketing and he has personally driven hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from the largest B2B enterprise brands in the world for the companies he has served. Ron’s previous roles have included President of Engage People and Founder and President of Carlton One Engagement.

Don Brommet

Don brings over 40 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience on both a domestic and International basis. Don has held a number of executive leadership positions including Founder and CEO of Partners in Performance, President of Maritz International and President of Elevate Incentives, a start-up/joint venture between Pareto Corporation and Aeroplan. Currently, Don is Managing Director of P3 International, focusing on creating and implementing business solutions that have people performing to their maximum potential.

Warren Goldberg

Warren brings more than 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant working with a variety of clients over the years. Warren began his accounting career in 1994 with a large multinational firm and later became a partner in 2004 with a national mid-sized accounting firm.

Jonathan Silver

Jonathan has a track record of successfully building companies from start-ups into multi-million dollar enterprises and currently serves as the CEO of Engage People. Throughout his career Jonathan has developed a reputation as a forward-thinking, industry-leading problem solver with a unique capacity to translate complex business challenges into high performing, implementable business solutions. Jonathan’s previous roles have included Founder and CEO of MyAxs as well as executive positions with Maritz Canada and the Pareto Corporation.

Learn more about Youkno

Find out how to harness the power of Knowledge + AI + Recognition
to boost productivity and user engagement levels.

Youkno is an AI driven crowdsourced knowledge sharing solution that leverages the power of machine learning to significantly improve sales, employee and customer performance.

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