About Us

Company Overview

RCG Ventures makes opportunistic investments in small to mid sized companies where we believe we can add value. Simply put, our mission is to utilize all our resources and knowledge to help you build your company into a market leader.

RCG Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of River Capital Group Holdings, a leading Family investment Office. Our partner companies love our unique approach to supporting them. Our value is not just providing capital; We leverage our extensive network to open doors and have purpose built a high growth team of industry experts whose sole focus is helping our partners succeed. These team members have helped to build, grow and exit various entities, helping to guide them through each phase of a company existence from startup, through hyper growth through mature company. We know each phase provides distinct challenges that we can, if needed, help navigate through.

Leadership

Jeff Kaplan

Managing Partner

Jeff Kaplan is a highly accomplished, award-winning CEO, entrepreneur, and capital markets strategist with a strong track record of revenue growth for pioneering technology companies.

As Managing Partner of RCG Ventures, Kaplan leads the firm’s strategy, execution, and deal sourcing. With an extensive background helping companies execute successful turnarounds, as well as in mergers and acquisitions, Kaplan also serves as a strategic advisor to RCG Ventures’ partner companies. Kaplan is focused on small and midsized companies developing innovations in extended reality (XR), blockchain, (AI), marketing automation, data analytics, and Big Data.

Kaplan is a first mover and an accomplished product innovator with 30 years’ expertise in emerging technology and telecom, business development, sales, finance, operations, capital sourcing, turnarounds, and acquisitions.  Prior to joining RCG Ventures, he founded and grew Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG) into one of the top private cloud companies, which Talkin’ Cloud magazine ranked among the nation’s top providers by. BTG also held the title of highest revenue-generating AT&T Solutions Partner for five straight years. Kaplan successfully exited BTG in 2017 and is recognized among the earliest advocates of private cloud computing.

Our High Growth Team

Here are the key members that lead our team that are tasked with accelerating growth in our partner companies

Travis Sales

Operating Partner

Travis Sales., RCG Ventures Operating Partner, provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment that aligns with the unique nature of its clients. Through RCG Ventures, and in collaboration with business and technology leaders, explores emerging technologies, assesses their impact on the client’s business, prototypes and evaluates new concepts, and recommends new strategies and solutions.
With over 25 tears of industry experience, Travis has worked with and co-founded multiple technology startups (3 successful exits). Travis is a Serial Enterprise Software, Virtualization and Cloud Entrepreneur with over 25 years of industry experience. Notably Co-founder of CloudVolumes – named one of Five Strategic Acquisitions That Reshaped VMware by Forbes. Prior to joining RCG Ventures, Travis served as the President of BTG, Inc. which was the leading white-label cloud provider for Fortune 10 companies.

Rich Pasqua

Richard Pasqua

CXO - Customer Experience

Richard has worked with industry leaders across the globe, leveraging his more than 30 years of UX and design expertise to help consumer, media, hi-tech, banking, and finance create optimal user experiences, products, and content that builds and aligns brands with customer needs. Richard has led creative, UX and product teams for prominent global agencies and publishers, reimagining the digital essence of iconic brands like American Express, Coach/Tapestry, HP, Juilliard, Newsweek, Nickelodeon, SAP, and the United States Mint.

Having worked with companies of all sizes, ranging from early-stage startup to Fortune 500 companies, Richard brings an extensive track record of launching and building high-growth CX practices. As CXO of RCG Ventures, Richard will help partners re-imagine what branded customer experiences mean in their fast-evolving sectors. Unfettered access to Richard’s insight and guidance will propel RCG Venture partners’ solutions to forefront of digital finance, consumer technology, transportation, and blockchain.

Amy Mathis

Amy Mathis

Director of HR

Amy Mathis brings 20 years’ experience and a diverse background in human resources, sales, and business development to RCG Ventures. Having thrived at high-growth companies like Breakthrough Technology Group and NexusTek, Amy will work alongside RCG Ventures’ partner companies, establishing HR practices, leading recruitment, onboarding, and workforce development. In addition, Mathis will ensure that RCG Ventures partner companies adhere to OSHA and pandemic-specific mandates.

Mathis implements employee-centric policies that foster collaborative and inclusive corporate cultures. In a customer-centric world, understanding the connection between customer satisfaction and a brand’s success is essential. She brings a unique ability to help businesses adopt employee and customer-centric protocols, as well as flexible, equal-opportunity workplaces that fuel advancement and reject bias.

Mathis’ expertise onboarding and training protocols mitigates employee churn by equipping personnel with agile workflow strategies, technology, and training. In today’s world of hybrid work environments, ensuring unfettered engagement with employees is critical to maintaining exceptional customer experiences.