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Leadership

These disruptors are leading the next generation in waste and recycling.

Nate Morris
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN & CEO
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Prior Experience
  • ThinkKentucky.com
  • World Economic Forum
  • Morris Industries

Morris is one of the co-founders and visionaries behind Rubicon’s mission to create more sustainable waste and recycling solutions. As chief executive officer, he oversees all aspects of the company.

Morris is also the founder and chairman of Morris Industries, a private industrial group based in Lexington, Kentucky, focused on long-term holdings. He created the Morris Industries Foundation, which works to improve the lives of Kentuckians through strategic giving. Morris has been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and a Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame member.

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Phil Rodoni
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
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Prior Experience
  • Esurance
  • Travelzoo
  • Charles Schwab

Rodoni is chief technology officer at Rubicon, where he continually seeks opportunities to enhance the company’s cloud-based platform and deliver a superior experience to customers and haulers. He is well-versed in financial services, mobile Internet and software development.

Rodoni was previously the vice president of software development at Esurance, where he enabled the company to expand its offerings and geographic footprint. He also worked as vice president at Charles Schwab, building a platform that supported 100,000 concurrent users.

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Perry Moss
President
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Prior Experience
  • Oakleaf Waste Management
  • Smurfit-Stone
  • Champion International

As president of Rubicon, Moss oversees Rubicon’s operations, bringing the most cost-effective, sustainable waste and recycling solutions to customers. He has more than two decades of industry experience and has sold and managed more than $1 billion in waste and recycling business.

Before joining Rubicon, Moss was executive vice president at Oakleaf Waste Management, working directly with Wal-Mart, CVS, Dollar General and other major accounts. He also honed his recycling and leadership expertise at Champion International and Smurfit-Stone, where he led a waste and recycling subsidiary.

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Brian Simms
CHIEF SALES OFFICER
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Prior Experience
  • Groupon
  • Echo Global Logistics

Simms is the chief sales officer at Rubicon, leading the development of business from small customers to global accounts. He has a proven track record of developing strong customer bases for pre-IPO companies.

Simms previously led a team of more than 400 sales representatives as vice president of regional sales at Groupon, helping Groupon to become the fastest company ever to achieve $1 billion in annual sales. As director of SMB enterprise sales at Echo Global Logistics, Simms replaced the traditional outside sales model with a powerful inside sales force that positioned Echo as a technology-enabled transportation broker.

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Michael Heller
GENERAL COUNSEL
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Prior Experience
  • Deloitte
  • Edwards & Angell
  • Holland & Knight

As general counsel, Heller manages Rubicon’s legal affairs. He has more than two decades of legal, financial and deal-related experience, primarily at venture-backed companies.

Heller previously worked as an attorney for two national law firms. He is also a certified public accountant with experience at two of the Big Four accounting firms, including as director of Deloitte’s Southeast private equity and venture group.

Heller is skilled at managing risk, accounting, tax and estate planning matters for private equity, venture and real estate investments.

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Keith Laabs
CHIEF OF STAFF
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Prior Experience
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Bain & Company

Laabs is chief of staff at Rubicon, playing a key role in the strategic direction and development of new initiatives at the company. He is skilled at creating and executing business strategies and managing mergers across a number of industries.

Laabs formerly worked at Bain & Company and McKinsey & Company, where he was classically trained in corporate growth, go-to-market and portfolio strategy. While at McKinsey, he led multiple engagements focused on recycling and sustainability initiatives.

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Board of Directors

Lane B. Moore
CO-FOUNDER
Nate Morris
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN & CEO
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Prior Experience
  • ThinkKentucky.com
  • World Economic Forum
  • Morris Industries

Morris is one of the co-founders and visionaries behind Rubicon’s mission to create more sustainable waste and recycling solutions. As chief executive officer, he oversees all aspects of the company.

Morris is also the founder and chairman of Morris Industries, a private industrial group based in Lexington, Kentucky, focused on long-term holdings. He created the Morris Industries Foundation, which works to improve the lives of Kentuckians through strategic giving. Morris has been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and a Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame member.

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Anthony L. Arnerich
CEO & CIO, ARNERICH MASSENA, INC.
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Anthony L. Arnerich serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Arnerich Massena, Inc. He founded Arnerich Massena in 1991 and is responsible for the areas of consulting, client service, internal operations and strategic planning. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the industry and is a former FINRA Series 7, 63 and 24 license holder. Arnerich received his BA at the University of Santa Clara.

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Brent Callinicos
FORMER CFO, UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC.
John Gardner
CO-FOUNDER & CFO, LEARNVEST
Peter Kellner
CO-FOUNDER, ENDEAVOR
Joel Moxley
FOUNDER & EVP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, FORO ENERGY
Kim Rumph
PRESIDENT, CHEP NORTH AMERICA
Suna Said
FOUNDER & CEO, NIMA CAPITAL

Board Observers

Vanessa Indriolo Vreeland
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE EQUITY, FIFTH THIRD BANK
Michael Carmen
SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, HARTFORD GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FUND
Nicholas Walrod
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF 3×5 PARTNERS
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Nicholas Walrod is a managing director of 3×5 Partners, a venture capital firm. He and his wife also own Dancing Moon Farm, an organic vegetable and flower farm in Hood River, Oregon. The grandson of the late philanthropist John Gray, Walrod is a founding board member of the Gray Family Foundation. He also is executive director of the Yarg Foundation, a private family foundation focused on Oregon land trusts.
Walrod has served on many nonprofit boards, including the Board of Governors and Pacific Northwest College of Arts. He is the founding board member of Gorge Grown Food Network and Oakland Leaf, an organization dedicated to community transformation through creative education for youth and families. He also serves on the corporate boards of Zero Mass Water, Fishpeople Seafood, and Securus Medical Group.
Walrod holds a bachelor’s in public policy studies from Duke University. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three children. An accomplished tennis player, Walrod competed in the NCAA National Championship in 1994 and 1995.

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Bob Wickham
PARTNER, ROTUNDA CAPITAL PARTNERS