About Us

At Convene, we’re changing the way the world works by transforming the way businesses work. By partnering with the largest landlords in commercial real estate, we design and service the next generation office building – one that feels more like a full-service, lifestyle hotel. Our integrated “workplace-as-a-service” platform gives building tenants and enterprise clients access to a growing network of premium meeting and event spaces, flexible workspaces, hospitality services, and curated experiences for users.

Founded in 2009, Convene has locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., with plans to expand globally. We are honored to host the world’s most powerful and influential organizations at Convene, and to earn industry best NPS customer satisfaction ratings from them. More than 70% of Fortune 500 companies partner with Convene for meetings and events of all sizes.

Our Founders

Chris Kelly

President & Co-Founder

Chris is the co-founder, president, and chief development officer of Convene. He is an active thought leader and industry spokesperson, and is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council. He has been recognized as Service Provider of the Year by CoreNet NYC, a Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business, a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® awards, and is the only person to have been twice recognized on Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs. Previously, he co-founded evoJets, a leading provider of global private jet charter services.

Ryan Simonetti

CEO & Co-Founder

Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of Convene. He has been recognized for his transformative achievements in Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” a list of America’s Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs, was named “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s New York, and was named a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® New York Awards. Previously, Ryan served as a vice president at Gramercy Capital Corp., where he was in charge of the restructuring of a billion-dollar loan portfolio, including $600 million of real estate and hospitality investments.

Recent Accolades

Convene Great Place to Work

#11 Best Workplace in New York

“One of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies”

“One of America’s fastest growing Companies”

Crain’s Fastest Growing Company


Our brand, reputation, and performance are the product of our collective personalities, talents, and drive. Convene is always seeking top talent who are committed to learning and developing their careers in a performance-driven environment. We believe in having fun and supporting each individual on our team in discovering and developing their careers.

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