Pat Sullivan loves efficiency.
(Pat’s our founder.)
And some people insist he’s “compulsive” about efficiency.
(Pat raises his hand and pleads “guilty as charged.”)
Ryver exists because Pat is compelled to work better. To work more efficiently.
See, team messaging is cool.
And kanban-style task management is cool, too.
Trying to sync one team messaging product with a different task management program?
Not cool. At all.
Slow. Irritating. Inefficient.
Pat knew we could do it better. So we did.
Efficiency is our passion.
C’mon in. The Ryver is fine.
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!”
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