About Us

Convene 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 leverages its workplace-as-a-service platform to provide on-demand solutions for building tenants and local neighborhoods.

We are honored to host the world’s most powerful and influential organizations, and to also earn industry best NPS customer satisfaction ratings from them. Over 70% of Fortune 500 companies partner with Convene for all types of meetings and events – large and small. We serve over 150,000 participants each year across our 10 locations along the East Coast of the United States.

Our Founders

Chris Kelly

President & Co-Founder

Chris Kelly is our President, Chief Development Officer, and Co-founder. He also is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council 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.

Ryan Simonetti

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.

Recent Accolades

“One of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies”

“One of America’s fastest growing Companies”

Crain’s Fastest Growing Company

PRSA NY Chapter Big Apple Award Winner

careers

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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