Co-founder and CEO
Location: New York, NY
Convene’s culture is rooted in its value system, which Ryan Simonetti refers to as GRIT: genuine, relentless, integrity, teamwork. “It means passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals. It’s the core value that we live by and it allows us to dream and execute big things,” says Simonetti. The company prides itself on seeing the potential in all of its employees at every level, and so far, Convene has carried out 37 internal promotions. To ensure that employees feel appreciated, and to feed their success, Convene offers extra benefits like flexible hours, remote work schedules, free lunch and snacks, monthly social events and a gym membership, as well as 60 annual learning hours through various learning and development programs.
“Stepping outside the office is the best way to get to know your coworkers, and therefore we host several team-building outings throughout the year. Our events typically consist of team dinners, happy hours, tastings, and most recently a NYC Scavenger Hunt.”