The People Behind the Technology: SVP of Innovation Rick Teague

We want you to see the incredible people behind the innovation that happens at Knowable every day. This series celebrates our employees and showcases why Knowable earned a spot on Fast Company’s Third Annual List of Best Workplaces for Innovators.

Rick Teague 1What is your role at Knowable?

I am the SVP, Innovation here at Knowable. That means I am constantly thinking about “what comes next” and taking things from pure ideas into actionable prototypes. 

Why did you choose to work here?

I joined Axiom about 12 years ago because I wanted to transform the legal industry. I introduced the idea of creating structured data that conveys the meaning of contract language – because I had seen the power of structured data in my previous role as the Head of Analytics for D&B. When Knowable spun out of Axiom, I had to follow suit. I love the culture and the sense of creation and adventure that we bring to our work at Knowable every day.

What are the people like at Knowable?

We are a team – not just a group – of bright-eyed people who focus on possibilities rather than obstacles. We see the obstacles, how could we not? But we focus on finding ways around, over, under, or through them. We take our work seriously but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We have fun – even in trying circumstances.

What is one of your favorite projects that you’ve worked on?

I love position analytics. It creates such powerful and actionable insights about what is working and not working in their contracts templates and policies. Most clients have never imagined having such insights at their fingertips, but as soon as clients see them, they cannot imagine living without them.

Why do you love coming to work each day?

There is so much opportunity to do amazing and transformational things with structured contract data and so much value that we can create for our clients. I get so much energy from that!

Describe Knowable in three words.

Radical. Visionary. Mind-blowing.

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