Nancy Knowlton is the president and CEO of Nureva Inc., which she co-founded in 2014 with her husband David Martin. Before Nureva, they built the global tech brand SMART Technologies, which put an interactive whiteboard into millions of classrooms and boardrooms worldwide. Nancy has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration and has experience as a chartered accountant and university lecturer. Nancy has contributed to several public and private commissions on education and business and has received numerous awards, including Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year and the C21 Shifting Minds National Award for her distinctive achievements in 21st-century learning and innovation. In February 2022,
Nancy and David were awarded the prestigious Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) for their exceptional contribution to improving education opportunities for children in Canada and abroad.