Values are the bedrock of the best organizations.

From GAN's staff culture, to the accelerators in our community, to the companies we partner with, and the ventures we fund, you're looking at a network firmly rooted in these beliefs.

Our Values

Culture at GAN


Create environments where people are empowered to fulfill who they set out to be.


Exhibit a level of selflessness that makes people question our sainthood.


Deliver what we say we’ll deliver, and be honest early and often when we face challenges.


Get stuff done. Continually grow and evolve based on the needs of our community, and work to proactively know those needs.


Pop a cork when people reach greater heights. After all, getting stuff done doesn't mean you have to be boring.


Define your own "enough" and create boundaries around it. Find ways to invest in yourself, your company, your family, and your community in ways that are nourishing to you.

Our Staff

Patrick Riley


Pat has a healthy obsession with supporting startups, strongly believing that founders and entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned to positively impact the world. When he's not too busy cracking jokes in the office, he loves spending time with his wife and daughters around Denver, and helping empower startups around the world. He's proud to be GAN because we’re giving startups the opportunity to create impact in their communities.


Dani Larson


A wizard at building and implementing processes, Dani helps to oversee all things GAN and keeps our team rowing in sync and in the right direction. She loves foreign languages, and we've seen her go from navigating through the streets of Paris one day to leading a workshop with accelerators in Chile the next. We're convinced she really can do it all. She's proud to be GAN because our members' values are contagious—continually putting founders first.


Reilly Flynn

Reilly has driven the mission and investment thesis of GAN Ventures since its very beginning. He works hard everyday to build a community of engaged investors who bring value to startups as the GAN Ventures portfolio grows. He loves biographies, drinking La Croix, spending time with his family and employing puns at every opportunity. He's proud to be GAN because he gets to work with world-changing founders and organizations everyday.


Taylor Sanders

Global Partnerships

Strategically working to grow the GAN Community, Taylor is the person to turn to if you want to join GAN as an accelerator. Equal parts southern charm and quick-witted sarcasm, she'll never fail to make you feel welcome with her warmth and humor. Outside of work, she loves traveling to new countries and sampling Denver's many craft breweries. She's proud to be GAN because she truly enjoys being around the team more than most other things.


Nick Zasowski

Accelerator Partnerships - Americas

Nick is passionate about serving founders as they build powerful businesses. He is the go to guy for accelerators in North and South America who are looking to join GAN. When Nick leaves the office, he loves exploring new Colorado mountain towns, smoking a rack of ribs or nerding out on non-fiction books. Nick is proud to be GAN because of the opportunity to provide resources that help startups grow and create meaningful jobs.


Lizzie Crough

From orchestrating incredible events to addressing community needs—Lizzie is the glue that brings our accelerators together. She loves family time, bluegrass music, sub-freezing temps, and her happy place is on a running trail hours before the sun comes up. But after spending her day nurturing accelerator relationships, she feels proud to be GAN because she leaves every day feeling humbled to work with such an inspirational community.

Dina Samra

Director of Corporate Development

Having worked with corporate innovation teams for the past 5 years, Dina understands the value of connecting startups and corporates to help achieve their needs. She takes that knowledge and acts as the glue, bringing partners and startups together to solve strategic business challenges. She loves spending time with family, attending music festivals and exploring new countries. She’s proud to be GAN because she believes that startups are the future of solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Keevin O'Rourke

Partner Relationships

A former founder himself, Keevin is deeply in-tune with the everyday realities of running a startup. He takes that knowledge into maintaining GAN’s Partner community, helping relationships between GAN Partners and GAN Startups be as powerful as possible. In his free time, he loves overly critiquing movies, rock climbing, and exploring everything Colorado has to offer. He’s proud to be GAN because it’s incredibly fulfilling to help founders pursue their dreams and build the future.

Brandi Stanley

Director of Community and Brand

Brandi is our mastermind of all things brand and marketing, helping to spread GAN’s culture of love and trust far and wide. When she’s not making all of our materials look beautiful or helping us continually animate our community, she loves talking about quantum physics, camping in Colorado’s mountains, playing her part in the revolution, and geeking out over the latest Netflix show. She’s proud to be GAN because it’s a community that shares some of her deepest values.

Want to join the GAN Team?

If you’re interested in working with this incredible crew, check out our open positions.

Advisory Board

Timothy O'Connell


Eric Mathews


Robb Kunz


Dina El-Shenoufy

Chief Investment Officer

Brett Holland


Marc Nager

Managing Director