Ross Croley – Managing Director & Founder

Ross Croley

Ross Croley is the visionary leader who founded Community Brands, Ministry Brands, and a host of other software verticals now under the GSV umbrella. He presides over all aspects of the business and manages strategic direction of the portfolio companies alongside a seasoned management team. Croley has completed more than 120 acquisitions ranging from $3 million to $300 million per acquisition, and that number continues to grow. As founder of Ministry Brands, Croley served as the CEO until July 2017. Under his leadership, the company went from a startup to a valuation of over $1 billion within five years. The third recapitalization of Ministry Brands earned Croley PE Hub’s Large Market Private Equity Deal of the Year honor in 2017.