Pilon School of Business
Year of graduation: 2012
Ryan Knight believes that, for some people, on-the-job experience is the best motivation to do well in the classroom. He counts himself among them. Knight first began the accounting program at Sheridan in 2001. But he didn’t complete the program, and over the next eight years he bounced between different jobs ranging from courier to jazz-radio DJ. Then, his brother told him about his idea to create a mobile car cleaning service. Detailing Knights, a mobile auto-cleaning company that uses an environmentally-friendly solution and travels to wherever customers are parked to do the job, began in 2009. It gave Knight the focus he needed to get back into the classroom, and put what he learned to use right away in his new venture.