Our Story

In 2014, we set out to solve the world’s “email problem” – the outdated way many teams collaborate, which is slow, difficult to manage, and filled with time-wasting junk mail.

Ryver was the result – the best platform for teams to communicate, manage tasks, and automate business processes all in one app.


Pat Sullivan

Founder and CEO

Pat Sullivan’s name has been widely recognized in the software business for decades as the co-creator of ACT! (the first and best-selling contact manager in the world, selling over 10 million copies) and founder of SalesLogix (the leading mid-market CRM solution as the company grew from $0 to $108M over five years). Pat is a two-time winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Pat also serves as Chairman of the health supplement company, Jigsaw Health, which he co-founded with his son in 2005. For fun, Pat is an avid golfer.

Board of Directors

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 Head of Strategy and Technology for Armor, a leading cloud security solution provider.

Ron Pruitt

Ron co-founded Placemark Investments in 1999, which was sold to Envestnet in 2014. He is currently an Independent Management Consultant.

Roy Vallee

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