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.


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

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.

Reilly Flynn

Reilly has driven the mission and investment thesis of GAN Ventures since its very beginning. He works hard every day 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 every day.

John Moore

With a passion for the startup ecosystem, John is responsible for facilitating relationships between corporate partners and startups in order for both parties to achieve their maximum potential. He loves all things outdoors, but primarily skiing in the winter and backpacking in the summer months. When not outside, he’s in Denver hosting friends and family for dinner parties and get-togethers. John is proud to be GAN because the connections made here have the potential to be truly life-changing for founders.

Sean Duffy

Head of Global Partnerships

Sean is passionate about connecting people and driving innovation forward through creative partnerships. As the Head of Global Partnerships at GAN, Sean focuses on building strong connections between the startup community and amazing business partners around the world.

Besides a deep love of helping connect people, Sean also loves coffee, traveling, traveling to drink coffee around the world, and using coffee to fuel early morning adventures, especially if they are in far-flung places! He is proud to be GAN because the startups that start here are changing the world!

Julie Phifer

Community Coordinator

With an unwavering belief that every entrepreneur is to be celebrated, Julie loves connecting members to our GAN communities and supporting resources. Her ability to relate to people around the globe and understand their startup needs serves as a pivotal step in building strong foundations and lasting bonds.

Her love for the outdoors is only surpassed by her passion for family and friends. She is proud to be GAN where connecting people is at the start of everything better!

Marty Foy

Growth Marketing Manager

Marty walks a tightrope between marketing and technology at GAN. In his role, he supports our team by thinking through how GAN uses technology to communicate to our many communities and their members.

He loves opening his home to friends for parties and BBQs. On the weekends, you can find him in the mountains, hiking trails, or on a lake paddleboarding his day away. He is proud to be GAN because the work we do here is important to building a whole economy that works better for many people the world over.

Steve Hayton

Community Content Coordinator

Steve believes that startups are inherent to the very fabric of humanity and loves the ‘go-getter’ mentality of entrepreneurs across the globe. At GAN, Steve works on the marketing team, and with a passion for data, creates content to help promote and facilitate our communities.

Having recently become a US citizen, he loves everything that is homesteading, in his spare time you’ll find him growing hydroponic vegetables and crafting tables from wood. He is proud to be GAN because community is life!

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

Jose Deustua

Managing Director

Dina El-Shenoufy

Chief Investment Officer

Adrian Garcia

Founding Partner

Brett Holland


Robb Kunz


Eric Mathews


Candice Matthews Brackeen

Founder and CEO

Marc Nager


Timothy O'Connell


Liz Roberts