The innovators are shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry.
- 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.
- McClatchy Interactive
As President, Elaine Richards is focused on fulfilling Rubicon’s mission to provide significant environmental benefits with less trash in landfills, create more livable communities from smarter cities and deliver lower prices and more choices for consumers and small business owners.
Prior to Rubicon, Richards served as Executive Vice President of Business Operations for Cars.com where she led the long-term vision for the enterprise and focused on initiatives that supported future growth. Richards headed the operations division including customer support, account management, and fulfillment where she focused on client retention and outstanding customer service.
Since 2010, Richards held several positions at Cars.com including Senior Vice President of channel development where she led the go-to-market strategy for a variety of B2B channels, including national accounts with every auto manufacturer in the country and more than 120 affiliate distribution partners nationwide. Prior to Cars.com, Richards served as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Network Sales and Operations for McClatchy Interactive where she managed local sales across a publisher network of more than 30 daily newspapers and 100 websites nationwide.
Richards earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Business Administration in Product Management and Strategy from the University of Southern California.
- 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.
- SAP Ariba
- The Home Depot
- Ernst & Young
As Chief Financial Officer, Chad Gold is responsible for Rubicon’s financial operations and reporting. In addition, he plays a key role in strategic business planning and development, global expansion, and revenue growth. Gold brings significant experience in leading and scaling global financial functions within multiple industries.
Before joining Rubicon, Gold was the Global Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at SAP Ariba, a cloud procurement/business network division of SAP. In this role, he led SAP Ariba’s global finance organization spread across five continents and oversaw a period of significant growth, with cloud subscription revenue more than doubling following SAP’s acquisition of Ariba in 2012. Prior to SAP Ariba, Gold held multiple finance leadership roles at The Home Depot in the areas of financial planning and analysis, international, and M&A. He began his career working as a Senior Consultant in Business Valuation in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Ernst & Young. Gold earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Florida, and his MBA from Emory University.
- 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.
- Oakleaf Waste Management
- Champion International
Perry Moss co-founded Rubicon and served as its president since the company’s early days. As president of Rubicon, Moss oversaw 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.
- 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.
- Manhattan Institute
for Policy Research
- Partnership for
New York City
As SVP for Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Allegretti is re-imagining how communities can achieve a zero-waste future and deliver more efficient and effective government services, powered by the latest technology and the free market. In this role, Michael leads the company’s rapidly growing Rubicon SmartCity business, while overseeing all public policy and public relations operations companywide.
Previously, Allegretti oversaw public policy for Uber Technologies in the company’s largest global market, New York City, leading successful campaigns to allow the company to continue to grow and innovate in the face of multiple regulatory obstacles. He has also served as a senior advisor to The Climate Group, where he advised the Rt. Honorable Tony Blair; organized the historic C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in May 2007; and led public policy for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a national think tank focused on solving urban issues with free market solutions. He has also worked on numerous high-profile campaigns, including his own U.S. Congressional run in 2010.
Michael holds a B.A. in History from Boston College and a M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard University. Michael is currently US Chair of the British American Project, a transatlantic fellowship focused on strengthening the “special relationship” between the U.S. and the U.K.; is a Board Member of the New York State League of Conservation Voters; and is a Member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee to the Hudson River Park Trust.
- Transdev North America
- Veolia Transportation
As Vice President Operations, Renaud de Viel Castel leads the innovations and hauler relations department and is responsible for onboarding all the new Rubicon customers ranging from small and medium sized to mid-market and national companies. De Viel Castel brings 12 years of experience in leading operational teams. Before joining Rubicon, he was General Manager at Transdev North America, a leader in the transportation industry and the largest private sector provider of multiple modes of transportation in North America. De Viel Castel was instrumental to the growth of the on-demand transportation branch.
Prior to Transdev North America, he was General Manager at Veolia environment, the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions. He managed several of Veolia’s on-demand transportation subsidiaries and served on the team that was responsible for the acquisition and integration of SuperShuttle International.
Renaud earned his Masters in Economics from EDC business school in Paris, France and his Master of Science in Global Management from Neoma business school in Rouen, France.
- GE Power & Water
- GE Energy Management
- Industrial Developments International (IDI)
As the Vice President Human Resources, Kerri Faber develops and manages Rubicon’s performance management process, training, and development programs. Additionally, she leads career pathing, organization development, and the overall HR strategy for the business.
Faber joined Rubicon from General Electric where she held numerous leadership roles that spanned both the Energy and Power & Water businesses. She gained a wealth of experience in roles such as; Global HR Business Partner, HR Compliance & Ombudsman Leader, Organization and Talent Development Leader, and Senior HR Integration and Acquisitions Leader. Prior to joining GE Faber was the HR Manager for a small privately owned company called Industrial Developments International (IDI) where she was able to gain experience in developing a performance management process, building a mentorship program, benefits management, and employee relations. Faber has expertise in organizational structure and design, performance management, talent acquisition, and building company culture.
Faber attended The Pennsylvania State University for her undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
As Vice President of SMB Sales, Sean Fjellstedt leads all of Rubicon’s Small and Medium Business customer acquisition and sales operations. Fjellstedt plays a key role in strategic planning, market expansion and revenue growth. Fjellstedt brings experience in leading revenue growth and scaling organizations who are disrupting well established industries.
Before coming to Rubicon, Fjellstedt served as Vice President of Sales for Health Solutions One, LLC. Prior to that, he served as Director of Sales for GoHealth, LLC. Both companies were tech disrupters in the Health Insurance vertical which was changing rapidly due to the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Fjellstedt led these organizations to unprecedented growth in the space. Fjellstedt’s leadership led GoHealth to become a dominant tech player in the Health Insurance space, taking market share from entrenched incumbents. Fjellstedt’s leadership also helped Health Solutions One rapidly become a player in the space, gaining Series A and B funding and growing revenue 12x in 18 months. Prior to GoHealth and Health Solutions One, Fjellstedt held sales leadership roles at Aon and Allstate. Fjellstedt earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University.
- Humanities Council
of Washington, D.C.
- U.S. Green Building Council
Elizabeth Montoya joined Rubicon Global in 2011 and serves as the Vice President Investor Relations. During her time as Rubicon’s Director of Corporate and Social Responsibility, Montoya led the company’s efforts to become a Certified B Corporation and create thought leadership initiatives with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council and others. Previously, Montoya was the Director of Programs and Communications at the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. where she managed city-wide cultural programs as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities. During her time at the U.S. Green Building Council, Montoya managed LEED Education programs at USGBC chapters across the nation. Montoya has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a MTA from the George Washington University School of Business.
- Tava Kitchen
- Bain and Company
- Goldman Sachs
Jason Pate is the Vice President Corporate Strategy and Development at Rubicon, supporting product, operations, growth and M&A strategy and execution. Prior to Rubicon, Pate formerly served as an M&A advisor to SaaS technology companies and successfully completed tens of millions of dollars in transactions. Additionally, Pate served as an advisor to Palantir Technologies where he supported design and go-to-market strategy for retail technology products. Pate put this technology into practice as Founder and CFO of Tava Kitchen, a multi-unit, multi-market restaurant concept, acquired in 2017, which has received national coverage from Business Insider, Huffington Post, Bloomberg TV and was named 2016 Breakout Brand of the Year.
Prior to his work at Tava, Pate worked at Bain and Company where he focused on sales force strategy, marketing and software solutions in retail IT, and portfolio strategy in the private equity practice. Additionally, he worked as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Financial Institutions Group. Outside of work Pate served as a Director on the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and graduated with highest distinction and a BS and BA from Duke University in Economics and Public Policy, respectively.
- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
- The White House Office of Political Affairs
- U.S. Department of State
David Rachelson is Vice President of Sustainability at Rubicon. Rachelson spearheads the company’s sustainability efforts focused on diverting waste from landfills and developing circular economy solutions. Rachelson represented Rubicon at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where the company received The Circulars Award for Digital Disrupter.
Prior to Rubicon, Rachelson worked as a management consultant with PwC and a member of the Corporate Responsibility & Public Affairs department at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). At IHG, Rachelson supported the development and deployment of IHG’s Green Engage platform that provides hotel operators with tailored and cost effective sustainability solutions. Earlier in his career, Rachelson worked in a variety of public sector capacities including at The White House Office of Political Affairs and the U.S. Department of State, where he engaged in management and reform efforts at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Rachelson received an M.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a B.A. from George Washington University. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Big Belly Solar
- Oakleaf Waste Management
- Pitney Bowes
Mary Trenchard leads the Customer Success team and ensures high levels of customer service and program management for Rubicon’s national account customers. Trenchard has over 20 years of experience in customer relationship management leading top performing teams with Pitney Bowes, Oakleaf Waste Management and Big Belly Solar.
Her background in managing teams intersects numerous industries including retail, manufacturing, food service, properties, and municipalities. Over her career, Trenchard has managed waste and recycling accounts for a number of Fortune 500 companies which include Home Depot, CVS and Target. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hartford College for Women.
Board of Directors
- 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.
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.
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.
Brent Callinicos is the COO/CFO of Hyperloop One and the former CFO 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.
Andres Chico is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Rodina. Previous to Rodina, Chico acted as an associate in Riverwood Capital focused in Latin American investments, Chico continues to collaborate with Riverwood as a country advisor in Mexico. Chico started his investment career at Promecap where he acted as an investment professional for over three years. Andres is a board member of several companies and is involved in a handful of investment committees in venture capital firms. Chico has a B.S. in Business Administration from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and holds an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Business.
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.
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.
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.
Kim Rumph is the former 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.
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.
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.