We are The Big Know

Don Smithmier
Founder

When we created The Big Know, I knew the vision was audacious. We aim to turn the world’s best organizations into unforgettable teachers. And accomplishing such a thing requires a caliber of talent that is…well…Big! That’s why I’m so proud to introduce you to our Board of Directors and team. We’ve assembled a unique combination of visionary marketers, world-class business leaders, accomplished learning designers, technology mavens, and makers of stunning creative – each and every one equal to the ambition of our dreams.

Meet the board of directors


Meet the team


  • Brady Anderson
    Director, Technology
  • Tanner Antolak
    Senior Course Producer
  • Tony Bangert
    Vice President, Business Development
  • Joshua Brand
    Senior Designer
  • Alex Brown
    Digital Analytics Specialist
  • Tanya Bulyshkina
    Project Manager
  • DauNae Clark
    Director, Account Services
  • Paul Conigliaro
    Creative Lead
  • Michael Dillenberger
    Project Manager
  • Brian Faeth
    Controller
  • Paul Feiner
    Director, Marketing
  • Allison Gage
    President
  • Tom Godfrey
    Director, Learning Strategy
  • Jordan Graham
    Course Producer
  • Rodion Grishaev
    Developer
  • Yana Guminskaya
    Quality Assurance
  • Rett Martin
    Creative Director/Director of Product
  • Nate Matson
    Script Writer
  • Marine Melin-Johnson
    Marketing Manager
  • Katya Prokopchuk
    Developer
  • Vasiliy Shauchenka
    Developer
  • Dan Wanek
    Application Architect
  • Rachel Wood
    Project Manager

“Customers see UnitedHealthcare as a company that pays claims and writes checks, but we have a broader interest in the health and well-being of our members, so The Big Know was a natural extension.”

Bart Reed
Vice President of Brand, UnitedHealth Group

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