Ryan Heckman
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor

Ryan has 20 years of private equity investing experience, exclusively as an investor in emerging middle market companies. As a 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 CEO of ICON Eyecare, a Denver-based provider of surgical eye care, and Chairman for Quarterly Forum, a Denver-based leadership organization.

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.