John Knott leads the Enterprise Financial and Performance Management department within Corporate Finance at SunTrust. In this role, Mr. Knott is responsible for the Company’s financial management reporting, centralized forecasting and planning, and profitability measurement functions. Mr. Knott moved into his current role in May 2016.
Throughout a 19 year career with SunTrust, he has served in a variety of roles across the Finance organization. Most recently, Mr. Knott served as the CFO for SunTrust’s Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management business segment. In this role, Mr. Knott engaged as a member of the Consumer Banking & PWM leadership team and represented the Segment within the Finance organization.
Mr. Knott’s group worked closely with Segment and LOB leadership to develop short and long term strategies and related tactics designed to enhance financial performance and strengthen oversight and accountability.
He previously served as the Director of Corporate Performance Management, where he had responsibility for the financial methodologies used to measure profitability. His group also managed various functions, including deposit pricing, wholesale loan pricing and earning asset portfolio management. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Knott was the Corporate Lines of Business Senior Financial Officer, partnering with the SunTrust Executive responsible for Corporate & Investment Banking, Wealth & Investment Management, Mortgage, Commercial Real Estate and Treasury & Payment Solutions. Between 2005 and 2007, he served in a similar capacity supporting Geographic Banking. Prior to that time, he held various roles focused on ensuring a consistent approach to measuring profitability, providing analytics to drive informed decisions, driving corporate initiatives, establishing clear performance expectations and enabling clear management accountability.
Mr. Knott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rhodes College and a master’s degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics & Political Science. He is a native of Atlanta and lives in Decatur.