We Are Founders & Operators.

We Are Founders & Operators.

Riphean Investments is led by a team of founders and operators who have spent their careers exploring the markets we serve to navigate successful exits. Our proven, firsthand experience and subject matter expertise is our force multiplier for growth.

Collectively, we maintain expansive networks across national security and technology markets. Through these networks, our partners gain access to growth opportunities, deal sourcing, investment opportunities, and large service or private equity firms as partner acquisition targets.

Our leaders are invested. We commit not only capital, but our time and expertise as well to accelerate the growth of our partners.

Leadership Team

Joel Griffin


Brian DeMuth


Kylie Starace

Chief Administrative Officer

Victor Fuster

Vice President, Operations

Advisory Board

Brittany Chiang

Owner & CEO, Flatter, Inc.

Kevin Fitzpatrick

Co-founder & Partner, The Capital Group

Andrew Forysiak

Owner, AJF & Associates

Janet Gullickson

President, Germanna Community College

Lloyd Harrison

CEO & Director, Partners Bancorp

Jack Hughes

Principal Consultant, Altus Associates

Douglas Lemott, Jr.

Vice President, SAP NS2

Curry Roberts

President, Fredericksburg Regional Alliance

Jon Steinbach

President, Boldend

Operations Team

Nadia Chughtai
Human Resources Manager

Brittany Fowler

Executive Assistant
Autumn Noltee
Senior Controller