Rubicon Leadership

Nate Morris

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Nate Morris is the founder of Morris Industries, a technology conglomerate reimaging industry. Morris enacted his passion for environmental innovation by founding Rubicon, a digital recycling platform, the signature asset of Morris Industries.

With a 10,000-dollar credit line, Morris founded Rubicon, which now operates in over 20 countries on five continents. Rubicon helps Fortune 500 companies, main street customers, and municipalities around the world move towards zero waste. Under Morris’s leadership as Chairman and CEO, Rubicon has become a catalyst for groundbreaking change across the sector. The business has been recognized as “One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company and as an Industry Disruptor by Inc. Magazine.

Morris was the first Kentuckian to be named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also the youngest inductee ever to the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

A signatory of the Founders Pledge, Morris and his wife have committed to giving a percentage of their business earnings to charity through the Morris Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the American value that self-advancement is available to those who seek it. Select causes include USA Cares, Kentucky Colonels, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the University of Kentucky.

A ninth-generation Kentuckian, Morris was born in Lexington, raised by a single mother with help from his grandfather, an Army veteran and a former President of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 862, and his grandmother.

A product of Kentucky public schools, Morris graduated from George Washington University as a Scottish Rite Scholar and won an academic fellowship to Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. While at Princeton, Morris was named a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

Morris is married to entrepreneur and author the former Jane Mosbacher of Houston, Texas.

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