Shelly Murphy is the CEO and Managing Partner of GSD Group, the innovation and strategy group behind Atari Hotels. Murphy is at the nexus of creating new verticals in technology, education and entertainment. She founded the largest tech and innovation event in Arizona, DesTechAZ with Steve Wozniak, and is CEO of the Woz Innovation Foundation, a non-profit focused on building the future of technology by providing opportunities for innovation through K-12 education in underserved markets.
Murphy has an extensive background and career experience in executive leadership, management, business development and over two decades of experience in finance with over $900MM USD issued in private activity bonds. Murphy established her career and was appointed by Governor’s Executive Order as the Executive Director and CEO of Arizona Higher Education Loan Authority, a not-for profit organization with a mission to provide low-cost education financing solutions for Arizona students. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards for OfferPad, an industry leader in innovative end-to-end real estate transactions, and The Game Fund Partners, a $350MM venture fund focused on Gaming, Esports and related Media.