At the beginning of 2000, Margolis signed with Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) as Operations Manager at the newly opened Knitting Factory Hollywood. At the time, KFE’s enterprises included the Hollywood venue, a well-known Manhattan avant-jazz club and a catalog of independent music on the Knitting Factory label.
Margolis took over as Vice President of West Coast Operations as the company expanded to the Pacific Northwest, where KFE opened concert houses in Boise, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, and also produced tours and concerts at other high-capacity venues throughout the nation. After successfully running Pacific Northwest operations, Margolis was handed the New York market and was promoted, in 2007, to Vice President of National Operations.
Within a year, Margolis was named CEO of Knitting Factory Entertainment and for the last eight years has helmed the company. Guiding the corporation from a three unit venue business to a twenty unit plus multiple tiered operation and portfolio company comprising, touring, labels, festivals, restaurants, hotels, PR, consulting and marketing with 600 employees nationally.
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