About Us

We’re serious about building great software.

When you look closely at the software Ryver has built, there is only one thing you can say “about us” – we are serious about building great software.

We agonize over every design decision, wanting Ryver to be as intuitive and easy as possible. We never consider anything “done,” as we believe it can always be improved. We listen to all the feedback from our users and we incorporate your ideas when it makes sense. We have a product vision bigger than what you can see right now and we work hard every day to fulfill that vision. But if we never build anything more than Ryver Team Communication and Ryver Task Manager, we’d have built some seriously great software.

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, which 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

Roy Valee

Roy is the retired Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and retired Chairman and CEO of Avnet.

Ray Croghan

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

Tom Curzon

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

Chris Drake

Chris is the founder and CEO of Armor Defense, Inc.