Knotel Hires ClassPass Co-founder as VP of Product
Flexible workspace provider Knotel has named its first VP of product, tapping brand builder Sanjiv Sanghavi for the role. Sanghavi co-founded health club aggregator ClassPass in 2011, and founded consumer-friendly oral care brand Tulip four years after that.
“Knotel struck me as incredibly ambitious and stood out to me among all the white noise in the market,” Sanghavi said. He called the brand “the office model of the future.”
The new hire comes a month after Knotel brought Rachel Meranus aboard as its first-ever chief marketing officer. Since a Series A fundraising round of $25 million in February 2017, Knotel has launched in new markets, signed partnerships with two coworking firms, tripled the size of its Manhattan real estate portfolio, and grown its footprint to more than 800,000 square feet of space.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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