About Gremlin Social

“We’re passionate about helping regulated industries get started, and work to strip away those fears that so often go hand-in-hand with financial services and social media.”

- RYAN BELL, Founder & Chief Product Officer

Hal Gentry, Chief Executive Officer

Hal has nearly 30 years of experience in the software industry as a CEO and entrepreneur. He has founded and sold two successful software businesses, GridLogix and Gentry Systems, to publicly traded companies, Autodesk and Johnson Controls. Hal is a past General Partner at Capital Innovators and SixThirty FinTech Accelerator, which fund and mentor startup tech companies. He is currently a General Partner at Prosper Women’s Accelerator. He is a member of ArchAngels, one of the most active angel groups in the country. Hal serves on the Board of Directors for aisle411 and ITEN and on Advisory Board for PixelPress and Trackbill. In addition, he is a Limited Partner and on the investment committee for Cultivation Capital, one of the leading Venture Capital firms in the Midwest. Hal earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) where he now serves on the advisory board for the School of Engineering and Computer Science Department. He is a member of the Alumni Hall of Fame.


Ryan Bell, Founder & Chief Product Officer

Gremlin Social was founded in 2008 by entrepreneur and social media enthusiast, Ryan Bell. Ryan has over 17 years of experience in software product management, design, and development. He is dedicated to finding safer ways for businesses to collaborate and share ideas through technology. Ryan is a recipient of the Top 40-Under-40, 2015 Innovation Award, Leaders in Technology Award, and a finalist in the 2014 Arcus Awards for achievements in financial services.


Jean Roberson, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Jean Roberson is focused on improving the operational cost efficiencies of Gremlin Social, including investor relations, budgeting and financial modeling. Under her guidance, the company has increased revenue 113% over three quarters. Roberson began her career as an auditor at Ernst& Young, joining the firm after receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and becoming a C.P.A. Jean has a passion for mentoring early-stage companies and founded the Technology Entrepreneur Center to provide guidance to early-stage companies in St. Louis. Jean’s energy and passion serve her well as an avid triathlete, participating in races across the country.


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