Integrity, Innovation, Service

The Knighted Advantage

At Knighted Ventures we understand that optimization only comes when you possess a fluid and integrated relationship with your clientele. Whether the tactic is to provide the highest table limits in the state, or to robustly support casino staffing and training – we take the approach that it’s our duty to increase your business, not just match it.

With over 17 years of industry experience and 800+ employees, Knighted Ventures has established itself as the industry leader and premier Third Party Proposition Services company. Our commitment to never-ending self improvement is rooted in all that we do: from our robust marketing and promotional services, to our constant attention to leadership training and employee development – we know what it takes to bring people, and businesses, to their maximum potential.

We optimize casino games and operations by fostering a culture of leaders who are committed to integrity, innovation and service.

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Meet Our Team

Candice Berry
Organizational Development Manager
Isaac Trumbo
Director of Professional Development
Jason Kim
Operations Senior Manager
Jieho Lee
Managing Partner
Jon-Paul Barbier
Director of Operations
Quynh Phan
Operations Senior Manager
Roy Choi
General Partner
Susanna Sheehan
Human Resources Manager

Candice Berry

Organizational Development Manager


Candice manages Knighted’s organization development initiatives - a far reaching role that integrates many business spheres and roles within the company. Critical areas of Candice’s influence include: leadership development, performance management, change intervention and department integration. She joined Knighted in 2013 from Deloitte, where she spearheaded full-cycle recruitment for the firm’s Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) and Financial Advisory Services (FAS) practices. Prior to Deloitte, Candice began to cultivate her talent development savvy with the global security leader Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Candice obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and has completed training and certifications spanning diverse Human Resource disciplines, human relations and communication, and leadership.

Isaac Trumbo

Director of Professional Development


As Director of Professional Development, Isaac oversees Knighted’s development architecture. He entered the industry 10 years ago and worked for the greater part of the decade in operations management, both in Third-Party Gaming and as a Casino Manager and General Manager of cardrooms.

Before entering the industry, Isaac worked for Silicon Valley startups primarily in project management. His blend of startup mentality and gaming experience, along with a passion for learning, has helped fuel an expanding framework of career resources available to team members. In addition to employee training, Isaac continues to be a critical contributor to the organization’s new hire recruitment and onboarding, performance management, and leadership development efforts.

Jason Kim

Operations Senior Manager


Jason joined Knighted Ventures in 2012, bringing with him over a decade of experience in management roles with the industry’s top TPPPPS outfits. As Senior Manager overseeing numerous locations throughout Northern California, Jason is seasoned in operational management, gaming consultation, and continues to impact pivotal employee engagement and leadership development initiatives.

Jason holds a degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has training and education within a broad scope of subjects, including leadership development, history, investing and technological trends.

Jieho Lee

Managing Partner


Jieho is Managing Partner at Knighted Ventures and leads operations and investment strategies. Previous to Knighted, he was head of International Business Development at POM Wonderful where he oversaw business development, sales and marketing for the Asia Territories. Lee also served as GP at Blue Horizon Capital, where he co-led an investment strategy team focusing on acquisitions in the business information sector. Before Blue Horizon, Jieho co-founded Gemini Enterprises, a consulting firm focusing on risk management initiatives; there he oversaw ERM operations for companies such as the Dole Food Company, Ducommun Incorporated and Pacific Union Bank.

Jieho began his career in the entertainment field: writing, producing and directing commercial productions for clients such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret and Tommy Hilfiger. He also wrote and directed the feature film “The Air I Breathe” and oversaw development and production of several other projects for Lionsgate Films, Circle of Confusion, IO Interactive, HS Films and Samsung Entertainment. He received a double degree in College of Letters and Cinema Studies at Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Jon-Paul Barbier

Director of Operations


Jon-Paul drives Knighted’s internal control infrastructure, and serves as the primary statistical analysis consultant for the executive team. As Director of Operations, he drives the design and management of the organization’s asset protection, gaming compliance, and results tracking systems and processes. Additional areas of influence and contribution for Jon-Paul include performance management, and compensation and rewards.

Jon-Paul got his start in the industry when his passion for statistics led him to join Network Management Group in 2006.Throughout his career, he has worked in various capacities in over 20 casinos and cardrooms ranging from Gaming Associate to Head of Internal Control. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Quynh Phan

Operations Senior Manager


As Senior manager of Knighted Ventures, LLC, Quynh is responsible for running many facets of our intricate enterprise. Prior to joining the Knighted family, Quynh spent over a decade in the industry as senior manager at Network Management Group, as well as other TPPPPS groups. He has overseen operations of 15 major California card clubs, and has been crucial to accelerating Knighted as an industry powerhouse in less than four years.

Quynh attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in Molecular and Cell Biology. Once Quynh discovered the gaming industry, he has since devoted his life’s work to the development of our staff and business, providing growth opportunities for our clients and team members alike.

Roy Choi

General Partner


Roy oversee's the Knighted companies and leads all investment activities. He is the Executive Producer and CEO of Kollaboration, an organization that encompasses a marketing group, a live event production company, and a nationwide nonprofit production showcasing emerging Asian Pacific artists and performers. Roy was also founder of Mars Entertainment, a Los Angeles based film distribution company that acquires feature films for distribution in Asian film territories. Major titles include: Terminator, Salvation, 3:10 to Yuma, Forbidden Kingdom, Becoming Jane, Mr. Brooks, Knowing, Chloe, and Lust, Caution.

Roy graduated with honors from USC with a Bachelor in Arts in Cinema from the School of Cinematic Arts. He was a winner and recipient of the Stephen Gentry Memorial Scholarship, and was also a finalist in the Southern California Business Film Festival. In 2009, he was awarded the DARI Award for Man of the Year by the Korea Creative Content Agency.

Susanna Sheehan

Human Resources Manager


Susanna manages the Human Resources (HR) team, and is based out of the corporate office in Los Angeles. In her role as HR Manager, she oversees all HR initiatives, including driving the organization’s talent acquisition processes, while also serving as the primary HR compliance and employee relations business advisor.

Susanna joined Knighted in 2013, and has since accelerated into a critical management role. Prior to joining Knighted, she worked in Alumni Relations at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, and graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations.