About Us

Email is simply not good for team communication. So we built Ryver.

Pat Sullivan found himself saying ”We’re all using email for things it’s just not good at.” Everyone spends up to 60% of their day using email, and most of that is spent forcing email to do things it was never designed for – Team Communication being the most prevalent. Ryver brings all of a team’s communication together in one place and can be accessed from all devices.





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About CEO Pat Sullivan



Pat Sullivan has been building software for over 30 years. Along the way, he was named one of the “80 Most Influential People in Sales and Marketing History” along side Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Jack Welch and Bill Gates by Sales and Marketing Management. He was also twice named Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” for both ACT! and SalesLogix software.

It’s easy to look back and think, “Wow, where did the time go?” Yet today Pat is still driven by the energy to do something really hard with a team of talented people that never, never, never quit!

Recently the Arizona Technology Council awarded to Pat a lifetime achievement award. That award, along with writing the e-book, “10 Keys To Entrepreneurial Success”, made Pat reflect on his career and share lessons learned that seemed important enough to pass on.

While being fortunate to have been a part of some great ventures, Pat’s response was, “that’s really nice BUT I’M NOT DONE YET!!” These past thoughts and lessons along with new ideas drives Pat and the new development efforts at Ryver.

The legacy of Pat Sullivan is embodied within these reminders. “Innovation occurs when you take a chance you might be wrong. When you set out to do something new there is simply no way to know if you’re right or wrong. You have no idea if you will succeed or fail. Refuse to quit, keep it simple, and keep innovating!”

Board of Directors



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    Roy Vallee

    Currently the Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Roy is the former CEO of Avnet.

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    Ray Croghan

    Ray is Managing Partner of Croghan Investments, LLC, an investment and consulting firm. He is also a Director of Crocs, Inc.

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    Tom Curzon

    As an Attorney at Osborn Maledon, Tom’s practice focuses on serving as outside general counsel to emerging, growth-oriented companies.

  • Curt Roberts

    Curt was formerly VP of Global Strategy at Nike, Inc. He is currently a venture partner at Kickstart Seed Fund.