About Us

Convene is the fastest-growing network of full-service, tech-enabled meeting, event, and flexible workspaces. Founded in 2009, we have locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago (coming soon). Convene is currently partnering with the world’s most prominent property owners to address the increased demand from enterprise companies for highly amenitized, flexible-term meeting and workspace solutions. With the recent round of Series D funding, we’re planning to increase our footprint globally, expand our service offerings, and launch a new workplace technology platform.

Our Founders

Ryan Simonetti

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As the Co-Founder and CEO of Convene. Ryan has been recognized for his transformative achievements on Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40 list, 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 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.

Chris Kelly

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer

As the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Convene, Chris is recognized as an active thought leader and industry spokesperson for Boston Properties University, WORKTECH, Cornell Baker School of Real Estate, NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate, and MIT Center for Real Estate. He is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, and has been recognized on Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40 list, was named the 2017 Service Provider of the Year by CoreNet New York, 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.

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

LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups

Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry

Investors & Partners