Our People

A Proven Team & Advisory Network with Unparalleled Sector Expertise

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.

Investment Team

  • Joel Griffin
  • Brian DeMuth
  • Kylie Starace
    Chief Administrative Officer
  • Victor Fuster
    Vice President, Operations
  • Nadia Chughtai
    Human Resources Manager
  • Brittany Fowler
    Executive Assistant
  • Autumn Noltee
    Senior Controller

Advisory Board & Executive Council

  • Lloyd Harrison
    CEO & Director, Partners Bancorp
  • Kevin Fitzpatrick
    Co-founder & Partner, The Capital Group
  • Jon Steinbach
    President, Boldend
  • Janet Gullickson
    President, Germanna Community College
  • Jack Hughes
    Principal Consultant, Altus Associates
  • Douglas Lemott, Jr.
    Vice President, SAP NS2
  • Curry Roberts
    President, Fredericksburg Regional Alliance
  • Brittany Chiang
    Owner & CEO, Flatter, Inc.
  • Andrew Forysiak
    Owner, AJF & Associates