Rory Brown

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Brown is a Managing Partner of Nicklaus Brown & Co., and the Chairman of each of its technology subsidiaries: Goods & Services, Blueriver, Nearshore Technology Company, Sparrow and Mura Software.

Mr. Brown has focused on technology and investment management over the course of his career. He was the Chairman of one of the first Internet Banks,  the Chairman of a Registered Investment Advisor focused on high net worth families, and the Chairman of a multi billion investment management platform. Mr. Brown was named Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and has been a Co-Founder of companies that have been included in the INC 500.

Mr. Brown received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Charleston, SC and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Paul Robke


Mr. Robke is a strategic leader in the digital health and medical device industries, leading global efforts in enterprise technology for products and solutions that serve to drive positive outcomes in patient care and healthcare operations.  His vision for Sparrow is to enable and empower healthcare experts to take proactive roles in developing solutions that unlock the power of innovation in healthcare.

Paul is passionate about building a strong culture and adding value to the Sparrow family and partners.  He builds exceptional teams that move very fast and deliver the highest quality products they take to market.

Paul has a BS in business from Southern Illinois University and completed professional programs in innovation at UC Berkeley.  Paul lives in Austin, Texas where he and his wife Kelly are active in causes that support mental health awareness and those touched by Autism.

Gabriel Apodaca


Mr. Apodaca is the Chief Executive Officer of NearShore Technology. Mr. Apodaca has over 25 years of experience in developing, managing and marketing products and services for start-ups and Fortune 500 Companies.

Mr. Apodaca was previously an Executive Vice President for a leading technology company with offices in the United States and Mexico. Prior to moving into technology outsourcing, Mr. Apodaca was a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Information, Communication and Entertainment (ICE) practice. Mr. Apodaca began his career at Oracle Corporation where was a Senior Director responsible for three development and implementation practices and ran the Southwest and Pacific Rim Regions.

Mr. Apodaca received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from National University.

Gary Nicklaus


Mr. Nicklaus is a Managing Partner of Nicklaus Brown & Co., the Vice Chairman of Camden Capital, a multi billion dollar SEC Registered Investment Advisor and a member of the Board of Directors of Goods & Services, Blue River, Nearshore Technology, and Mura.

He is Co-Chairman of the Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc. a non-profit organization which manages the operations of the Honda Classic PGA Tour event and is the primary beneficiary of the tournament. He is also a Commissioner of The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Mr. Nicklaus played golf professionally on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and on the PGA Tour Champions Tour.

Mr. Nicklaus was formerly a Vice Chairman of the Nicklaus Companies where he was responsible for principal investments and designed golf courses throughout the United States, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Nicklaus received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from The Ohio State University where he was an All-American in golf.