Galvanize is home to creators, innovators, leaders, and do-ers. They are building the next great technology companies, leading organizations that create tangible impact in the world, and shaping a vision of the world that does not yet exist.


Meet the people behind these companies and organizations in the Galvanize Meet the Members series.

Mali Hirsch

Information Architect, Scott's Marketplace

Each one of us is empowered to be the owners of our work and position. There is a lot of freedom to explore and new ideas are always welcomed and encouraged!

Patrick Murray

CEO & Co-Founder, Nosom, Inc.

We make it simple to get to the airport.

We believe getting to the airport should be as easy as flying out of it. We are passionate believers that if you give people what they want, they'll come back. Our customers are constantly giving us feedback which allows us to constantly improve and evolve our solutions. We take care of the customer so our partners can focus on their core strengths.

Gwen Cheni

Investor & Partner, Pier 88 Investment Partners

Pier 88 Investment Partners, LLC is a San Francisco-based alternative asset management firm established in October 2013. We seek to provide investors with above-market returns through investments in public equities and convertible bonds. Our investment philosophy is rooted in a thorough understanding of the overall macro environment and deep fundamental research of our portfolio companies.

Taylor Bell

Co-Founder & General Counsel, HRPivot

HRPivot provides human resources solutions for small to mid-sized businesses, utilizing the best technology available.

Take the leap. Even if you have small kids, do it. They won't remember the year they got one set of blocks to share as a Christmas present or eating loads of spaghetti because its super cheap. They WILL remember that their mom or dad was happy, energized, and doing something with purpose.
~Taylor Bell

Johnson Liu

Cloud Garage Developer, IBM

IBM Bluemix Garage is a global consultancy with the DNA of a startup that combines the best practices of Design Thinking, Agile Development and Lean Startup to accelerate application development and cloud innovation.

The IBM Bluemix Garage team helps their clients create personas and user stories to understand pain points, prioritize backlogs to deliver the minimum viable product, build user experience prototypes, and deliver incremental value and validate with sponsor users.

Matt Zwiebel

Executive Director, Pledge 1% Colorado

Pledge 1% Colorado is a network of Colorado entrepreneurs who share a common commitment to giving back to their communities. Members pledge 1% of equity, annual profits, employee time, or company product to nonprofits of their choosing.

Since its first member exit in 2008, Pledge 1% Colorado has provided more than $6 million in community funding for Front Range area nonprofits and hundreds of hours of volunteer service. Together, we’re a catalyst for change, making Colorado communities stronger.

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