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Steve Ressler

Founder, GovLoop

Steve is a serial entrepreneur and CEO and an active investor in search funds. He was the founder and CEO of GovLoop, an online community connecting over 250,000+ government employees, which he successfully sold in 2009. He was also the Chief Marketing Officer of Granicus, one of the largest and fastest-growing software platforms serving state and local governments under Vista Equity Partners' ownership. He was most recently President of Callyo, a software and technology solutions provider for law enforcement, which he grew and ultimately led the sale of to Motorola Solutions in 2020.

Steve is also a third-generation government employee, having started his career at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he worked for five years in a range of technology and counterterrorism roles.


He is passionate about sharing the lessons and best practices he has learned founding, running and managing small software businesses with entrepreneurs pursuing entrepreneurship through acquisition. He targets investing in 10-20 acquisition investments per year, with a majority being veteran-led.


Steve received a B.A. in Sociology from Miami University and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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