Paul Knight founded CNE Direct in 2002 with a vision to help develop a more robust marketplace for retired IT assets- providing a “second life” for technology hardware that was often disposed of in an environmentally harmful manner. Paul had a lengthy history of working with the world’s largest technology manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Sony and Samsung helping to create channels for the distribution of excess and obsolete hardware components- and sought to help them in new ways. Over the years Paul built a team of industry veterans and talented newcomers to establish a processing and distribution system that now covers the globe.