Meet our Team

Ralph Knights - CEO and Founder

Ralph Knights is the founder and CEO of Ralph Knights and Company Prior to the opening of this venture Mr. Knights worked for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from 1953 to 1967 as a Senior Audit, in the Audit General’s Department. During this period he spent four years of overseas study in the United Kingdom.

On his return to the Caribbean, Mr.Knights was engaged with CariBeach Hotels in St. Lucia specializing in Hotel Accounting and Financial Management from 1967 – 1969 .

In 1970 Mr. Knights returned to Trinidad and Tobago and served as the Financial Controller for Radisson Crown’s (Beach Hotel) – Tobago until 1975.

It was from this point on Ralph Knights launched into offering services through Ralph Knights and Company.

Today Mr. Knights manages a host of accounts for companies in both islands and is expanding to develop a holistic approach to Business, Accounting and Management.

Mr. Knights is a Certified Chartered Accountant having obtained his qualifications from Leeds College of Commerce, England is 1963. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants from 1972 to present.

 

Hilary De Freitas - Operational Efficiency Consultant and Marketing Advisor

Hilary DeFreitas has had nearly a decade of experience in various analytical occupations. She most recently served as a Strategic Analyst at a local telecommunications company in Trinidad and Tobago.

Hilary joined Ralph Knights and Company in 2010 as a Managing Partner and Strategist for the organization.

She has been working to primarily on Marketing Projects for companies who are ready to take their Marketing to the online arena. As a trained Industrial Engineer and Business Administration professional with specific expertise in operations research, operations planning, and quality control she has married these skills with the new field of Data Analytics.

Hilary has worked previously as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Caterpillar Inc. Corinth MS facility with responsibilities for implementing safety, quality, cost, delivery, and engagement improvements to Caterpillar Remanufacturing Operations through improved processes. These projects involved the management of and evaluation of capital investments projects.

She was also instrumental in her time at eTecK in developing standardized criteria for evaluating potential clients to eTecK’s Tamana InTech Park.

Hilary holds an MBA with a Concentration in Economics from The University of Memphis’ Professional MBA program. She also holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University Peoria, IL.

 

Jason De Freitas - Marketing Advisor

Jason has had nearly a decade of experience in marketing and recently served as Marketing Manager at Marine Communications Limited, the second largest maritime communications and electronics service provider in Trinidad & Tobago.

 

Prior to this, Jason worked in market research analysis positions at Medtronic Inc. and Oracle Corporation.  Early in his career, Jason co-founded and was managing partner of SeaWest Inc., a micro beverage bottling company in Trinidad & Tobago, where he managed the company’s operations and was responsible for the development of the product line.

Jason has also provided strategic marketing consulting to the C & S Group of Companies Limited and Mentor Ways Corporation of North America.

Presently, Jason provides strategic marketing support to the Ralph Knights Consulting

He is also the CEO and Founder of i9films.com a company aimed at creating international distribution opportunities for Caribbean filmmakers.

 

Jason holds an International MBA from the University of Memphis and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from South Carolina State University