Ryan Heckman

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Ryan has 20 years of private equity investing and operating experience. As as co-founder of Excellere Partners in 2006, Ryan co-managed a top-decile performing lower middle market private equity fund with approximately $730 million of capital under management. Prior to Excellere, Ryan was a principal of KRG Capital Partners and Boothcreek Management Company.

Currently, Ryan is Chairman of EVP EyeCare, a Denver-based provider of surgical eye care, Chairman of Espire Dental, a regional provider of dental services, and Chairman of CiviCO, a Denver-based community leadership development organization. Ryan also serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Denver. 

Ryan grew up in Colorado, graduated from the University of Colorado, skied in the 1992 and 1994 Olympic games, and lives in Denver with his wife and two young children.