Damien Knight is the President/CEO and Chairman of the Board of Ares Macrotechnology. He is currently the second largest shareholder with about 23.7% of all shares. He has a long-standing rivalry with Leonard Aurelius and had some connection (and again, a rivalry) to the late Lucien Cross.
His first public appearance was on the 24 January 2033, as the Nanosecond Buyout made him the biggest shareholder of Ares Macrotechnology. It is rumoured that "Damien Knight" isn't his true name and he has maintained a veil of secrecy about his origins.
He is believed to be (or to have been) a certain Major David Gavilan of the US Air Force.
It is more or less known for sure that he is about sixty-five years old, having undergone through several treatments of Leonization.
After gaining the election President Dunkelzahn died under unclear circumstances, and Mr. Knight inherited an antique chess set. The set lacks a single figure: a black king - which was given to Leonard Aurelius. The respective entry in Dunkelzahn's Will ambiguously comments upon the Nanosecond Buyout.
"To Damien Knight, I leave my antique chess set, except for the black king piece. I hope you find another worthy opponent. It was only 60 seconds, old friend, but what a ride!"
Mr. Knight is recognized as being an excellent grandmaster in the game of chess. He supposedly played several matches against Dunkelzahn even winning on occasion.
Leonard Aurelius later sold all his shares to Arthur Vogel. This act made Mr. Vogel the largest shareholder of Ares Macrotechnology.
Damien Knight is currently the most eligible bachelor of the UCAS.