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GM, Expansion (North America)






New York City, NY, US


The General Manager of Expansion (North America) is responsible for growing and managing Knotel’s business in our international emerging markets. A critical part of the leadership team, s/he will report to our COO and will be charged with owning the collective P&L, building and scaling a world-class team, and driving demand performance across multiple markets. 

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and bring to life Knotel’s global expansion strategy 
  • Own ongoing operational execution and P&L for local markets
  • Scale processes and systems to drive rapid growth
  • Develop and maintain strong cross-functional relationships with senior stakeholders at HQ and across other markets
  • Solve cross-functional challenges like localization, payments, product offering, and launch planning
  • Serve as a conduit between our North America-based team and HQ to ensure standards and playbooks transcend borders. 

Who You Are

You’re a proven leader with a track record of scaling businesses and managing a large P&L, building strong teams and doing whatever it takes to move the business forward. You enjoy setting strategic priorities but aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty. Your ideal role is a blend of operations and strategy. You’re excited to build and scale multiple emerging markets from the ground up.  You also have the following: 

  • 10-15 years of experience with a proven ability to manage high performing teams, previous consulting and/or startup experience highly preferred
  • Lateral thinker who will find creative ways to achieve ambitious growth targets
  • Analytical and data-driven decision-making mentality 
  • Energetic, self-reflective, self-motivated
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguous work environments with moving targets. 

About Knotel

With over 4 million square feet across 200 locations in New York, San Francisco, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Brazil and Paris, Knotel is transforming the way we work with its Agile HQ™ Platform. Making long-term leases a thing of the past, Knotel designs, builds, and operates custom spaces for enterprises, so that business leaders can focus on building the future.

Founded in 2016, Knotel has raised $560 million in funding and was named a Business Insider Top 50 Startup and New York's Hottest New Workspace Model. Knotel’s member network includes companies like Starbucks, HotelTonight, and Omnicom. To learn more, visit

Our Core Values

Fly your Flag - Don’t check your identity at the door. Bring it inside - we are better for it.

Don’t Look Away- Care for the details no one told you about. Make every space a home and give the gift of belonging.

Outcomes, Not Processes- Time is precious. Save it. Start with the goal and back out the journey

Get Uncomfortable- Innovation starts at the edge of the unknown. Embrace the adventure and sign up for the hairy challenges.

“Where is it Engraved…”- Question orthodoxy.

Share in the Victory Dance- No one summits alone. Leverage the best in others and offer the most in yourself.


Diversity & Inclusion at Knotel

At Knotel, we know that a diverse workforce fosters our individual and collective success. We are committed to building an inclusive, collaborative culture where people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and religious backgrounds can do their best work. This is all fueled by our employees, who drive the efforts and initiatives outlined here.

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