Press Release

Knowable Names Gretchen Bakhshai SVP of Sales

New York

Knowable, a leader in enterprise contract intelligence, today announced it has named Gretchen Bakhshai as senior vice president of sales to oversee sales strategy and execution, building on Knowable’s success for enterprise clients.  She will report directly to Mark Harris, CEO of Knowable.

Harris, who is one of the original founders of Axiom, tapped Bakhshai for her experience in building successful commercial sales teams, her operational excellence, and her ability to build and scale a high-performing sales organization focused on customer needs. Most recently, Bakhshai served as vice president of life sciences at Axiom, where she led the development and expansion of the national life science team, accelerating client partnerships and delivering significant revenue growth. She has an extensive background as a results-driven commercial and operations leader in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors, previously working at IQVIA, Novo Nordisk and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

“The combination of Gretchen’s more than 16 years of experience as a commercial leader, her business acumen, her ability to execute, and her passion for what we are building here at Knowable makes her the ideal person for this role,” Harris said. “As Knowable’s technology and services continue to evolve, Gretchen will be instrumental to further developing Knowable’s client roster as we help more businesses leverage the data in their contracts. I know first-hand that Gretchen’s teams love her, her clients love her and she gets results.”

Knowable supports many of the world’s largest companies, including Dell, GE and Nestlé USA, providing machine learning-enabled contract data analytics and related contract intelligence solutions. Knowable provides clients with unprecedented visibility into the relationships that govern business activities, mitigates risks and drives value.

Bakhshai earned an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. She also earned a certificate in Leading Customer-Centric Growth in the Executive Education program at The Wharton Business School. Bakhshai is the recipient of numerous professional awards, and is a member of several prestigious leadership organizations including the International Women’s Leadership Association, National Association of Professional Women and the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association.


About Knowable
Knowable is one of the leaders in enterprise contracts intelligence. By converting legal language into structured data, Knowable helps its clients understand what is in their contracts, providing portfolio level views of risks, obligations, and entitlements. As a leader in contract data analytics, with more than 25 million contract data elements analyzed each quarter, Knowable combines proprietary machine learning tools with legal subject matter expertise that, together, enable a full contracts intelligence solution for the enterprise. For more information, go to

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