About Us

Riphean is a growth management firm devoted to supporting entrepreneurial growth and enriching the communities we serve.

Our Story

Our story is one of passion, purpose and a relentless pursuit. Riphean was founded in 2020 by visionary leader Joel Griffin, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and community advocate driven by a deep desire to create meaningful impact.

As we continue to expand, our focus remains on identifying exceptional ventures and offering them with the support they need. Through strategic investments and our role as an angel investor, we empower entrepreneurs and foster a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Rappahannock region.

We understand that sustainable growth can only be achieved together. Along the way, we hope to also inspire others to join us in creating a positive ripple effect. Join us as we collaborate with exceptional entrepreneurs to shape a future where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives and communities flourish.

Our Team

  • Joel Griffin
    Founder and President, Riphean Group
  • Kylie Starace
    Chief Administrative Officer, Riphean Group
  • Autumn Noltee
    Senior Controller
  • Nadia Chughtai
    Human Resources Manager
  • Brittany Fowler
    Executive Assistant

Our Values

Excellence In All Things

Excellence is the cornerstone of our identity. We relentlessly strive for perfection; surpassing expectations in our endeavors. Our commitment to excellence permeates our daily actions, shaping the very fabric of who we are. Excellence is not just a result; it’s our way of life.

United In Purpose

We embrace a culture of unity. No task is beneath us, and no challenge is insurmountable when we stand together. We empower team members to share their insights, fostering an inclusive environment where every voice is heard and respected.

Trust & Loyalty

Trust forms our foundation; unwavering loyalty strengthens our bonds. We rely on one another with absolute confidence, inspiring steadfast support and commitment. Through trust and loyalty, we forge unbreakable bonds that drive our collective success.

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