Ryan Simonetti is a Venture Partner at Revolution Growth – serving as an advisor to the portfolio and playing a central role in the fund’s proptech work. Ryan is also the CEO and co-founder of Revolution Growth-backed Convene, a global leader in delivering premium hybrid workday experiences with a network of 26 meeting, event, and workplace locations. His unique expertise in real estate acquisitions, development, and finance has helped catapult Convene to become a pioneer in the commercial real estate industry.
With Ryan at the helm, Convene has raised $462M in funding to-date and has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a Best Workplace by both Inc. and Fortune magazines. Ryan has been recognized for his transformative achievements on Commercial Observer’s inaugural Power PropTech List, Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40 list, Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list and named as a “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s New York and a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® New York Awards.
He began his professional career as a real estate banking analyst in the global real estate group at Lehman Brothers, where he focused on the structuring and securitization of commercial mortgage-backed securities. Following Lehman Brothers, Ryan joined Gramercy Capital Corp. as a vice president where he was responsible for the restructuring of a billion-dollar loan portfolio including $600 million of hospitality-related real estate investments. Ryan is also the co-founder and Chairman of Ease Capital, a digital lending platform for multifamily real estate.