Culture

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

Humanity.

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

Service.

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

Integrity.

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

Action.

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

Celebration.

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

Drive.

A deep determination to do whatever is appropriately necessary to support our clients, colleagues, and ourselves.

Our Staff

Patrick Riley

CEO

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.

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Dani Larson

COO

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.

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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.

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Nick Zasowski

Nick is passionate about serving founders as they build powerful businesses. He is the go to guy for accelerators who are looking to join GAN. When Nick leaves the office, he loves exploring new Colorado mountain towns, smoking a rack of ribs or some good ole fashion reading. Nick is proud to be GAN because of the opportunity to provide resources that help startups grow and create meaningful jobs.

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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.

Georgina Guidotti

Always the first to ask how you’re doing, Georgina helps take care of our accelerator community, from the smallest details to the largest challenges. She is passionate about serving her community. She loves her family, traveling, playing music, talking about all things Alien (the film), and popcorn. She is proud to be GAN because being able to help people all over the world succeed in bringing their passions to life fuels her own sense of doing good in the world.

Julian Busch

After two years as an investment analyst for an angel group, Julian cultivates community among GAN Partners, not only facilitating relationships between corporate innovation teams but connecting those corporates to startups as a way to help founders achieve growth. He loves spending time exploring Colorado's outdoor life, traveling to new and exciting places, good food, and any sport that involves water. He’s proud to be GAN because he believes startups are the foundation for economic and social change in the world and being GAN feels like being on the forefront of change.

Stephanie Kiernan

Marketing Director

With a deep love of analytics, design, and storytelling, Stephanie is the marketing maven who makes sure the world knows about the incredible stuff GAN and its members are doing. She loves the sunshine, the smell of coffee brewing, chasing her (now walking) daughter, and experiencing new cities with her husband. She is proud to be GAN because of the shared values that bring deep connection among the team and the GAN Community.

Brandi Stanley

Brand Director

Brandi is our mastermind of all things branding 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.

Danya Strait

Event & Social Media Manager

With a background in event planning, social media, and communications—in addition to international experience—Danya creates meaningful events for all members of the GAN ecosystem and keeps them connected and informed via social media. She loves traveling, craft beer, and exploring all that her new state has to offer. She’s proud to be GAN because it gives brilliant people all over the world the chance to meet, exchange ideas and resources, and make a meaningful impact, wherever they call home.

Regan Smith

Special Assistant to the CEO

Regan is a Denver local who's passionate about giving back to the community she grew up in. She has a background in marketing and entrepreneurship and an obsession with planning. From curating events, to travel, to day-to-day schedules, she thrives in an environment where she can bring order to chaos. She loves bonsai trees, dinner parties, and dancing. And, she's proud to be GAN because she believes building meaningful community is essential to human growth and happiness.

Want to join the GAN Team?

If you’re interested in working with this incredible crew, check out our open positions. You can also find our team manifesto for how we work together here if you want to read more about our company culture.

Advisory Board

Dina El-Shenoufy

Chief Investment Officer

Brett Holland

Director

Adrian Garcia

Founding Partner

Robb Kunz

CEO

Eric Mathews

Founder

Candice Matthews Brackeen

Founder and CEO

Marc Nager

Director

Liz Roberts

Timothy O'Connell

CEO