Toasting Rubicon’s 2020 Service Awards Winners

Yesterday was an exciting day for our company, as we hosted our annual Service Awards in which we celebrate Rubicon® team members who have been with the company for five years, as well as those who have been with us for the past decade.

Rubicon’s mission is to end waste, in all of its forms. Each of the Rubicon team members who received an award yesterday lives this mission, and we were thrilled to be able to celebrate them in this way.

Acceptance Speeches

Lists containing all of the award recipients are below, but I first want to share a number of quotes from some of our award winners’ acceptance speeches from yesterday’s event:

“In a world full of crazy, always remain humble and kind. Because ten years can be gone in the blink of an eye.” — Cindy Sheppard, Key Account Analyst

“I truly believe that success runs from the top-down. That’s especially true here at Rubicon. Thank you to Nate and everyone on the executive team.” — Lawrence Cooper, Senior Counsel

“The last five years have been an exciting journey. It’s a privilege to take this vision that Rubicon’s founders had and make it a reality. I couldn’t have done it without everyone on the call.” — David Rachelson, Chief Sustainability Officer

“Starting a company is hard enough, [and] to build a mission is even harder, but that’s exactly what this team has done and I’m proud to be a part of it.” — Mark Dylla, Senior Director of Digital Transformation

“None of us can do it alone. I’m looking forward to another five years!” — Ryan Cooper, Waste Diversion Manager and Organics Recycling Lead

“So many people have an impact on my time [at Rubicon]. I couldn’t be more grateful for this honor.” — Caleb Mooney, Commodities Coordinator

“It’s been a wonderful experience being part of this team for the last five years. I was asked to show up from a temp agency in March 2015, without even having an interview; and I have been showing up ever since.” — Audra Johnson, Client Services Manager

“Rubicon is a special place to work and I’m happy to be along for the ride!” — Serena Terry, Data Analyst

The Honorees (Ten Years)

The following individuals received a Rubicon 2020 Service Award for being with the company for the last ten years:

  • Michael Heller, Chief Administrative & People Officer
  • Cindy Sheppard, Key Account Analyst
  • Debra Abate, CSA
  • Lorraine Farella, CS Team Lead

The Honorees (Five Years)

The following individuals received a Rubicon 2020 Service Award for being with the company for the last five years:

  • Lawrence Cooper, Senior Counsel
  • David Rachelson, Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Phil Rodoni, Chief Technology Officer
  • Chris Spooner, Vice President of Finance
  • Ryan Alexander, Director of Product Development
  • Jane Gulley, Senior Data Scientist
  • Vighnesh Lall, Director of Data Science
  • Nick Lecren, Systems Administrator
  • Aman Malhotra, Director of Product Development
  • Zach Proa, Manager of SaaS Enablement
  • Arunkumar Sukumaran, Vice President of Software Development
  • Nitin Vijay, Senior Data Scientist
  • Keith Brooks, Vendor Relations Manager
  • Mark Dylla, Senior Director of Digital Transformation
  • TJ Elliott, AP Ops Lead
  • Brian Farrell, KA Projects Manager
  • Devonny Leger, KA Launch Manager
  • Ryan Cooper, Waste Diversion Manager and Organics Recycling Lead
  • Bobby Fanning, Waste Diversion Manager
  • Caleb Mooney, Commodities Coordinator
  • Hiteshri Patel, Waste Diversion Coordinator
  • Susan Cohen, CSA
  • Doreen Gutridge, CS Team Lead
  • Chelsea Link, Key Account Manager
  • Rozanne Kaluna, CS Team Lead
  • Mary Katona, CSA
  • Debra Quinn, Compliance Specialist
  • Patrick Shaw, Key Account Manager
  • Audra Johnson, Client Services Manager
  • Lisa Lauman, CS Team Lead
  • Jennifer Metz, CSA
  • Danielle Offett, Client Services Team Lead
  • Nzoputa Sharnay, Compliance Specialist
  • Serena Terry, Data Analyst

Please join me in celebrating each of the above individuals for their continued dedication to Rubicon, and to our mission to end waste, in all of its forms.


Stacie Moore is Vice President of Human Resources at Rubicon. To stay ahead of Rubicon’s announcements of new partnerships and collaborations around the world, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or contact us today.

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