Mary Ann Knaus is Founder at Aquarius Group, a growth coaching consultancy engaging with large and small businesses to drive exceptional performance. Knaus brings more than 20 years of experience in consumer products industries delivering transformative growth for leading brands & businesses ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Knaus brings a unique combination of strategic visionary perspective and general management/business acumen to deliver actionable business solutions positioned to succeed within the norms and context of the businesses within which she engages. Ms. Knaus is a champion of strategy and innovation with proven results in global brand management, consumer insights, strategic partnerships, e-commerce, digital merchandising, and transformational innovation. Among her most notable achievements have been the development and launch of the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction maker business and successful transformation of the Ecommerce channel for a Fortune 500 company.
Ms. Knaus also generously gives her time to support her community. She has previously served as Secretary and board member for the Milagro Foundation, a non-profit organization providing arts education to under-served children in her local community; served as board member and Secretary for the Spirit of Giving Network; served on the board of the Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund; served on the Board of the International Housewares Association, a non-profit trade association; and actively supports and volunteers with various other organizations.
Ms. Knaus holds a BS in Journalism from Kent State University in Ohio. She and her husband Kurt live in Delray Beach, Florida.