is the nation’s fastest growing network of meeting, event, and conference venues that combine technology, culinary, production, and human-centered design into a transformative user experience. In partnership with leading commercial landlords, the company also leverages its workplace-as-a-service platform to provide on-demand solutions for building tenants and their employees.
The company is honored to host the world’s most powerful and influential organizations, and to also earn industry best NPS customer satisfaction ratings from them. Over 65% of Fortune 100 companies partner with Convene for all types of meetings and events – large and small. Over 150,000 participants are served each year across 10 locations along the East Coast of the United States.
CEO & Co-Founder
Ryan Simonetti is the CEO and Co-founder of Convene (formerly Sentry Centers).
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 related real estate
investments. Before joining Gramercy in 2006, Mr. Simonetti was a real estate banking analyst within the
global real estate group at Lehman Brothers, where he focused on the structuring and securitization of
commercial mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Simonetti has been recognized in Inc. Magazine’s “30 under
30”, a list of America’s most promising young entrepreneurs.
President & Co-Founder
Chris Kelly is the President and Co-founder of Convene. He also founded The ReThink Forum, a multinational hybrid conference and sits on the Young Leaders Board of CoreNet New York, the leading association for
corporate real estate professionals. Previously, Mr. Kelly co-founded evoJets, a leading provider of
global private jet charter services and has started a number of other small business ventures in the
United States, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. Mr. Kelly has been recognized two times in Inc. Magazine’s “30
Under 30” list of most promising young entrepreneurs.
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.