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Butch Knowlton,
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
5000 Birch Street
West Tower, Suite 3000
Newport Beach, CA 92660
614-312-1786 (Office) Download vCard


As Chief Information Officer for Ringler, Butch is responsible for setting and overseeing the strategy for the IT department and for defining how Ringler manages information across the organization. As a senior strategist and IT architect, he plays a key role in helping Ringler expand its competitive advantage to serve its customers and improve profitability.

During his accomplished 20-year career, Butch has navigated that unique space between business and technology – sometimes steering toward business roles, sometimes more focused on IT. As a strong advocate for integrated IT-business partnerships, his achievements are built on the successful delivery of relevant business capabilities. By thoroughly understanding business strategy, Butch pivots technology with business goals and priorities to ultimately deliver on schedule and with strong organizational value.

Professional Background

Butch came to Ringler from Workforce Absence, a division of Sedgwick, where he was the Vice President in charge of Product and Technology. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic development and execution of the full product and service offerings at Sedgwick, including product strategy and development, business intelligence, new client implementations, application development, best practices, and compliance.

His extensive experience in leave and disability administration also includes several other companies with multi-million dollar books of business, including AonHewitt, ReedGroup, and York. Butch has successfully managed large and small teams across several countries and has considerable experience working with many Fortune 100 organizations. His work in the property-casualty business also includes underwriting, business operations, claims, PMO, and technology.


  • B.A., West Virginia University


  • CPCU – Certified Property Casualty Underwriter
  • CSM – Certified Scrum Master

Personal Info

Butch lives in Powell, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus) with his wife Kim, two sons and two daughters. He is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, and camping. He spends most of his time with his family, supporting and attending all the activities that kids can do.

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