Co-Founder and President of the real estate industry’s first workplace-hospitality platform, Convene, Chris is the only person to have ever been twice recognized on Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs. Chris has become an industry spokesperson on collaboration, workplace services and design thinking, leading him to be named one of the "Top 50 Event Industry Innovators" by Bizbash Magazine and one of the “22 Millennials to Watch" by Meetings and Conventions. Chris has been honored as a Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business as well as a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year®. In 2009, Chris co-founded Convene (www.convene.com) with his friend and business partner, Ryan Simonetti with the intention to transform the workplace experience and capitalize on converging trends in real estate, hospitality and technology. Their vision of infusing hotel-style services into commercial office buildings proved to be successful as Convene quickly became the foremost provider of amenities to institutional landlords and their enterprise tenants. Supported by a client roster that includes over 70% of New York’s Fortune 500, Forbes Magazine named Convene one of “America’s 100 Most Promising Companies” and Crains Business listed it as “The #1 fastest growing company in New York” in 2014. The company currently has 12 meeting venues serving New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, Metro with immediate plans to expand into Boston, Chicago and other gateway cities. Previously, Mr. Kelly and his wife Adriann co-founded evoJets, a leading provider of global private jet charter services. Outside of work, Mr. Kelly’s passion for traveling in developing economies has taken him to over 30 countries on five continents. He is a life-long student who enjoys endurance sports, snowboarding, and cooking. Chris and his wife Adriann reside in New York with their daughter Vivienne.