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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 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 holding company focused on the application of technology to the industrial economy. He created the Morris 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
Chief Risk & Corporate Development Officer
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Prior Experience
  • Deloitte
  • Edwards & Angell
  • Holland & Knight

Michael Heller leads Rubicon’s corporate efforts around acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and other synergistic relationships. Since Rubicon’s early days, Heller has counseled the management team in key areas including: risk, legal, financing, human resources, and strategic planning. Heller was also a big driver in establishing Rubicon’s culture and continues to work with the company’s Recruiting and People & Talent teams to perpetuate those original core values.

Heller has been in the venture community most of his career, both on the legal and business sides. With over 25 years of deal-making experience and Heller’s background as a CPA and corporate and tax attorney, he brings a holistic view to transactions. His unique perspective has helped Rubicon create meaningful relationships with its business partners. Previously, Heller worked for Big Four accounting and national law firms in venture financing, buy and sell side transactions (venture/private equity), and strategic business partnership structuring. He helped bring the Snapple beverage brand to Florida, and in three years, had a successful exit as part of the company’s IPO. Heller is also well-known in the Family Office community, having counseled numerous Founder/CEOs of successful public companies both before and after their liquidity events.

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Barry Medintz
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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Prior Experience
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Motorola, Inc.
  • Recall Holdings Ltd.

As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Barry is responsible for advising Rubicon’s Executive Team and Board of Directors on all legal and regulatory matters, focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation, Corporate Transactions, Venture Capital, Antitrust, Litigation, Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment. He brings nearly 20 years’ experience in leading legal teams across global companies, partnering with senior leaders to achieve the business’s goals and objectives.

Before joining Rubicon, Barry was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary of the global Information Management company, Recall Holdings Ltd. (ASX:REC). He was instrumental in taking Recall public in 2013 and in the 2016 $2.6B acquisition of Recall by its largest competitor, Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM). Prior to Recall, Barry was Senior Legal Counsel at Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) and served on the team that took Motorola’s mobile phone business public in 2011. Barry also worked for The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) as Trademark Licensing Counsel and he began his legal career as a litigation associate in the Washington, DC office of Perkins Coie LLP. He earned his undergraduate degree with distinction in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his law degree from The Emory University School of Law where he was elected to the Order of Barristers. Barry is a member of the Georgia, Illinois and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

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Board of Directors

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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Lane B. Moore
CO-FOUNDER
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Lane Moore is a Co-Founder and Board Member of Rubicon Global and is responsible for helping to create and lead the strategic vision of the company. Moore has over 15 years of financial management experience as an investment banker, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. In addition to his role at Rubicon Global, Moore is the Founder and Managing Partner of QuarterMoore, a private investment firm providing growth capital and strategic support to companies across the United States. The firm has historically focused its investments in the consumer products and services, franchising, logistics, waste management and environmental services sectors.

Most recently, Moore was a Founder and Director of Bagster, until the company was acquired by Waste Management, Inc. in June 2009. In 2010, Advertising Age named Bagster, Dumpster in a Bag one of America’s Hottest Brands. Prior to founding Bagster Moore was a Principal at Five Paces Ventures, a venture capital fund making seed and early stage technology investments and began his career at Stephens Inc. in the firm’s corporate finance group.

Moore serves on the boards of several private companies and non-profit organizations, including the Corporate Advisory Board of the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Georgia Conservancy. In addition, Moore is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Moore is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

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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
COO/CFO, Hyperloop One; FORMER CFO, UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC.
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Brent Callinicos is the former Chief Financial Officer of Uber Technologies Inc. Callinicos is considered a legend among startup CFOs because of his success raising capital for Uber at a time when it had few proprietary assets.

Prior to Uber, Callinicos was Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer of Google. Previously he served as the Vice President of Worldwide Licensing and Pricing at Microsoft. He has also worked at The Walt Disney Company and Procter & Gamble.

He serves on the boards of Baidu, PVH and EOS Climate. He is also a strategic advisor to Uber, FINCAD and FiREapps. Callinicos received his MBA and BS in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Suna Said
FOUNDER & CEO, NIMA CAPITAL
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Suna Said is the Founder and CEO of Nima Capital, a venture capital firm focused on first mover companies using technology to disrupt large industries around the world. Said is also on the Board of: Harlem Village Academies, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Chopra Foundation and is the Vice Chairman of the Board for ONEHOPE.

Said received the Honoree Award for helping create the Mindfulness Program for the K-12 Program at Harlem Village Academies. In addition, she initiated the Woodrow Wilson Foundation's National Scholarship Program for Muslim Women. In 2015, Said was honored by Girls Inc. at the Women of Achievement luncheon. She has endowed two full scholarships at Columbia University in perpetuity. Said received her MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and her BA in Communications Studies from the University of California Los Angeles.

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Peter Kellner
CO-FOUNDER, ENDEAVOR
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Peter Kellner is recognized globally as one of the first emerging markets venture investors. He is a co- founder of Endeavor, where he sourced two of Latin America’s most iconic entrepreneurial successes of the 1990s: Patagon and OfficeNet. Kellner is a Managing Partner at Richmond Global, which has been at the vanguard of global venture capital since 1995. Kellner is an active early-stage investor in the U.S. and active growth-stage investor in global markets.

Kellner serves on the nonprofit boards of Endeavor Global, Endeavor Jordan, Endeavor Miami and Endeavor Louisville; BizCorps (an emerging markets business developer founded by former OPIC President, Rob Mosbacher) and Ashoka Youth Venture. He is a Trustee of the Allen-Stevenson School in New York. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Crown Fellow, The Aspen Institute; and Member, Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP). In 2009, he was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Kellner received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and was a Fulbright Scholar to Hungary after college. He co-founded Hungary’s Environmental Management & Law Association (EMLA), a leading organization shaping environmental law and policy in Central Europe. Subsequently, he received a JD from Yale Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has lectured in Princeton’s Engineering Department for 13 years and provided the funding to establish Princeton University’s E-Lab for student startups.

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Joel Moxley
FOUNDER & EVP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, FORO ENERGY
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Dr. Joel Moxley is the Founder and Executive Vice President of Business Development at Foro Energy. Most recently, Moxley was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at North Bridge Venture Partners where he worked with entrepreneurs to conceive, form and grow early-stage companies in the energy and materials.

He was Co-Founder of PriorSmart, acquired by RPX Corporation, which leads the market in patent enforcement data for the IP litigation community. He was Vice President of Operations of Semprus Biosciences, acquired by Teleflex Incorporated, which develops specialty materials for medical devices. Moxley received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BSE from Princeton University, both in Chemical Engineering.

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Kim Rumph
PRESIDENT, CHEP NORTH AMERICA
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Kim Rumph is the President of CHEP North America, a global supply chain leader. Rumph joined CHEP in 2006 and became President of CHEP USA in August 2011, and President of CHEP North America in March 2013. Prior to her current role, she served as Vice President of Plant Operations, CHEP USA and Brambles Group Vice President, Global Acquisition Integration.

Before joining CHEP/Brambles, Rumph worked for the General Electric Company and US Steel. She serves on the US Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as well as the Corporate Advisory Board for the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) at Wharton Business School. Rumph holds a BS in Environmental Science from Auburn University.

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Jean-Marc Boursier
Group Senior Executive VP in charge of Recycling & Recovery Europe, SUEZ
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Jean-Marc Boursier, born 5 October, 1967, worked as a Statutory Auditor at Mazars in Paris and London from 1993 to 1999. He was a civil engineer for Telecom SudParis and holds a Master’s degree in International Finance from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris).

Mr. Boursier joined the SUEZ Group in 1999 as financial controller of SITA France. He became Head of Financial Control of SITA in 2000, then Head of Financial Control and Mergers and Acquisitions of SITA in 2001. He was appointed Director of Planning and Control of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT in 2002. Mr. Boursier was appointed Chief Financial Officer of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT in 2004, then Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance, the Purchasing Department, SAFEGE (SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s engineering subsidiary) and for managing the performance improvement plans in April 2013.

Since 1 September 2015, Jean-Marc Boursier is appointed Group Senior Executive VP in charge of Recycling & Recovery Europe.

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Oscar Salazar
FOUNDING CTO, UBER Technologies, Inc.
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Oscar Salazar is one of the most influential figures in the modern tech industry. Salazar is the Founding-CTO and Architect of Uber. He was responsible for the creation of the initial prototypes for Uber’s customer app, driver app and dispatch engine.

Salazar is also the founder of Citivox, Pager and RIDE. Citivox is an international company designed to enable NGOs and individuals to report and monitor electoral fraud, crime and infrastructure problems. Pager is an Uber like concept designed to connect patients with high quality health care providers. RIDE is an application that enables co-workers to carpool to work.

Salazar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Universidad de Colima in Mexico. He later earned a M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Calgary in Canada and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications.

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Board Observers

Vanessa Indriolo Vreeland
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE EQUITY, FIFTH THIRD BANK
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Vanessa Indriolo Vreeland is the Managing Director of Private Equity at Fifth Third Bank, a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Among the largest money managers in the Midwest, the company has $142 billion in assets and operates 1,295 full-service banking centers. Previously, Indriolo Vreeland served as the Associate - Private Equity Funds at Key Principal Partners. Indriolo Vreeland received her BBA in Finance from St. Mary's College.

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Michael Carmen
SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, HARTFORD GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FUND
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Michael T. Carmen, CFA, CPA is a Senior Managing Director and Equity Portfolio Manager for the Hartford Growth Opportunities Fund (Wellington Management Company, LLP) and is involved in portfolio management and securities analysis for the Hartford Global Capital Appreciation Fund. As an equity portfolio manager, Carmen manages institutional portfolios in the Multi Cap Growth styles.

Prior to joining Wellington Management in 1999, Carmen was an equity portfolio manager at Kobrick Funds, State Street Research and Management, and Montgomery Asset Management. Carmen began his career in the investment industry as a technology analyst with Sanford Bernstein and later with Cigna Investments. Carmen received his MBA from New York University and his BS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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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
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Bob Wickham is a Partner at Rotunda Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on the logistics, value added distribution, specialty finance and business services sectors. Prior to joining Rotunda, Wickham was a Principal in the Private Finance Group at Allied Capital. During his seven years at Allied, he invested approximately $470 million in subordinated debt and equity securities. He served on the boards of directors of three portfolio companies and was an active board observer of 11 other companies.

Prior to joining Allied Capital, Wickham worked in the investment banking groups of Merrill Lynch and Equitable Securities (now part of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey) and was a co-founder of Brentwood Capital Advisors, a boutique M&A and private placement advisor. He currently serves on the boards of Primary Integration and Discount Ramps.

Wickham received a BA in Economics, with honors, from the University of Virginia and a MBA with honors, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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