Leadership

These innovators are shaping the future of the waste
and recycling industry.

Executive Leadership Team

Nate Morris

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Nate Morris is Rubicon’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste, in all of its forms.

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Nate Morris

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Nate Morris is the founder of Morris Industries, a Lexington, Kentucky-based conglomerate that is reimagining the industrial economy. Morris’s passion to solve the environmental threats posed by global waste was pivotal in his founding of Rubicon, a software company focused on waste and recycling, and the signature asset of Morris Industries.

Founded with a $10,000 line of credit, Rubicon now operates in 20 countries on 5 continents, with a valuation in excess of $1 billion. The company helps Fortune 500 organizations, main street businesses, and municipalities around the world move toward zero waste. Under Morris’s leadership as Chairman and CEO, Rubicon has become a catalyst for groundbreaking change across the waste management sector while being recognized as “One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company and an “Industry Disruptor” by Inc. Magazine.

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

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

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 of Public and International Affairs. While at Princeton, he was named a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Morris is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Alongside his wife – acclaimed author and entrepreneur the former Jane Mosbacher of Houston, Texas – Morris is a signatory of the Founders Pledge, committing to donate a percentage of his family’s business earnings to charity through the Morris Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to provide access to the American Dream.

Prior Experience

Phil Rodoni

Chief Technology Officer

Phil Rodoni is Rubicon’s CTO, where he leads all of Rubicon’s technology innovation, product development, business intelligence, and research and development.

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Phil Rodoni

Chief Technology Officer

Phil Rodoni is Rubicon’s Chief Technology Officer, where he leads all of Rubicon’s technology innovation, product development, business intelligence, and research and development. Based out of San Francisco, Rodoni is well-versed in financial services, the mobile internet, and software development.

Before joining Rubicon in 2015, Rodoni was Vice President of Software Development at Esurance, where he enabled the company to expand its offerings and geographic footprint. He also served as Vice President at Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), building a technology platform that supported 100,000 concurrent users.

Rodoni holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Haas School of Business.

Prior Experience
  • Esurance
  • Travelzoo
  • Charles Schwab

Michael Heller

Chief Administrative & People Officer

Michael Heller is Rubicon’s Chief Administrative & People Officer, helping to lead strategic partnerships and oversee human resources.

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Michael Heller

Chief Administrative & People Officer

Michael Heller is Rubicon Global’s Chief Administrative & People Officer, helping to lead strategic acquisitions and partnerships, as well as overseeing the company’s Human Resources department and professional development. Additionally, he advises Rubicon’s management team in key areas, including risk and financing. Heller played an influential role in establishing Rubicon’s culture and continues to work with the company’s recruiting, people, and talent teams to perpetuate those core values. With more than 25 years of experience, including a background as a certified public accountant (CPA) and corporate and tax attorney, Heller brings a holistic view to relationships with Rubicon’s business partners.

Prior to joining Rubicon, 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 holds a Bachelor of Science Management degree in Accounting from Tulane University, a Juris Doctor degree from American University Washington College of Law, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Prior Experience
  • Deloitte
  • Edwards & Angell
  • Holland & Knight

Michael Allegretti

Chief Strategy Officer

Michael Allegretti is Rubicon’s CSO, leading the company’s SaaS business, public policy, communications, marketing, and sustainability operations.

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Michael Allegretti

Chief Strategy Officer

Michael Allegretti is Rubicon’s Chief Strategy Officer, leading the company’s rapidly-growing RUBICONSmartCity™ SaaS business, while overseeing all public policy, corporate communications, marketing, and sustainability operations company-wide.

Prior to joining Rubicon, Allegretti oversaw public policy for Uber Technologies Inc. in the company’s largest global market, New York City. 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. Allegretti was also formerly Political and Public Policy Analyst for UBS (NYSE: UBS).

Allegretti holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Boston College, where is graduated with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. He serves as an advisor to Citizen, a start-up that alerts citizens in real-time to crimes and other emergencies in their vicinity, and he is a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee to the Hudson River Park Trust. He recently served as U.S. Chair of the British American Project and was a Board Member of the New York State League of Conservation Voters.

Prior Experience
  • Uber Technologies Inc.
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Partnership for New York City

Marco Hilty

Chief Commercial Officer

Marco Hilty is Rubicon’s CCO. Prior to joining Rubicon, Hilty spent twelve years with Amcor Ltd. (AMCR) in various leadership roles.

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Marco Hilty

Chief Commercial Officer

Marco Hilty is Rubicon’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Prior to joining Rubicon, Hilty spent twelve years with Amcor Ltd. (AMCR) in various commercial and P&L leadership roles across Europe and the Americas. His most recent role within Amcor was VP/GM of Amcor Flexibles in North America. Before joining Amcor, Hilty worked for McKinsey & Co, Inc. in Zurich, Switzerland, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Hilty graduated from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, later receiving his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the same institution. Prior to civilian life, Hilty had a career in the Swiss Armed Forces, where he completed the General Staff Training, leading to the command of a Battalion.

Prior Experience
  • Swiss Armed Forces
  • Amcor Ltd.
  • McKinsey & Co, Inc.

Perry Moss

Chief Advisor

Perry Moss is Rubicon’s Chief Advisor, overseeing the company’s operations and bringing the most cost-effective, sustainable waste and recycling solutions to customers.

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Perry Moss

Chief Advisor

Perry Moss is Rubicon’s Chief Advisor, overseeing the company’s operations and bringing the most cost-effective, sustainable waste and recycling solutions to customers. Moss has more than three 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 LLC, working directly with Walmart, CVS, Dollar General, and other major accounts. Prior to Oakleaf, he honed his recycling and leadership expertise at Champion International and Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, where he led a waste and recycling subsidiary.

Moss holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Marketing from Christopher Newport University.

Prior Experience
  • Oakleaf Waste Management
  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
  • Champion International

William Meyer

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

William Meyer is Rubicon’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, providing legal assistance and advice to support all aspects of the business.

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William Meyer

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

William Meyer is Rubicon’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, providing legal assistance and advice to support all aspects of the business. This includes a strategic focus on corporate governance, data security, intellectual property, technology agreements, and international expansion. Meyer’s experience as a litigator also allows him to provide guidance with respect to risk avoidance and mitigation throughout the enterprise.

Before joining Rubicon in 2016, Meyer was an Associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, prior to which he was an Associate at King & Spalding LLP.

Meyer earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif as well as the Virginia Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Prior Experience
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • King & Spalding LLP

Renaud de Viel Castel

Chief Operating Officer

Renaud de Viel Castel is Rubicon’s Chief Operating Officer, where he drives product use and adoption, as well as the digitization of the company.

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Renaud de Viel Castel

Chief Operating Officer

Renaud de Viel Castel is Rubicon’s Chief Operating Officer, where he drives product use and adoption, as well as the digitization of the company.

In addition to his operational responsibilities, Viel Castel also serves as Senior Vice President for Global Expansion, overseeing the company’s growth worldwide, forming international relationships with environmental companies, and developing innovative partnerships with commercial customers outside of the United States.

Prior to joining Rubicon, Viel Castel held several leadership positions at Veolia North America, a global environmental solutions company focused on helping customers address sustainability challenges in energy, water, and waste. Viel Castel was General Manager at Transdev North America, a leader in the transportation industry, and the largest private sector provider of multimodal transportation in North America.

Originally from Paris, France, Viel Castel graduated with a Master of Science in global management from the Business School of Rouen as well as with a Master’s degree from EDC Paris Business School.

Prior Experience
  • Veolia
  • Transdev

Elizabeth Montoya

Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations

Elizabeth Montoya is Rubicon’s Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations, leading communications to Rubicon’s investors and overseeing thought leadership strategy.

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Elizabeth Montoya

Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations

Elizabeth Montoya is Rubicon’s Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations, leading communications to Rubicon’s investors and its board of directors. Montoya also oversees thought leadership strategy with key corporate partners, including the Wharton School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), the United Nations Global Compact, and B Lab, which governs B Corporation Certification, among others. Montoya is the co-author of the RUBICONMethod™, Rubicon’s six-step guide to successful recycling and waste reduction.

In 2015, Montoya became Rubicon’s first Vice President of Investor Relations. Prior to leading investor relations, Montoya served as Rubicon’s first Director of Corporate and Social Responsibility, through which she led sustainability initiatives and corporate social responsibility programs internally and for Rubicon customers. During this period, Montoya also managed press relations and marketing, and led Rubicon’s successful effort to become a Certified B Corporation in 2012.

Before joining Rubicon in 2011, Montoya was Director of Programs and Communications at the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, prior to which she was Education Program Planner at the U.S. Green Building Council.

Montoya earned a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.T.A. from The George Washington University School of Business, and she is a graduate of the Wharton School’s Environmental Sustainability Leadership Program.

Prior Experience
  • Humanities Council
  • U.S. Green Building Council

David Rachelson

Chief Sustainability Officer

David Rachelson is Rubicon’s Chief Sustainability Officer, spearheading the company’s sustainability efforts focused on achieving increased landfill diversion.

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David Rachelson

Chief Sustainability Officer

David Rachelson is Rubicon’s Chief Sustainability Officer, spearheading the company’s sustainability efforts focused on achieving the company’s mission to end waste through increased landfill diversion and innovative circular economy solutions. Rachelson’s team oversees calculating and regularly monitoring the waste and recycling related environmental metrics of Rubicon’s customers, engaging with sustainability departments to deliver actionable solutions, and driving company-wide reporting and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) efforts.

Rachelson represented Rubicon at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the company received the prestigious Circular Economy Digital Disruptor Award. He has authored numerous thought leadership pieces on circular economy, sustainability, and recycling, and has spoken at leading conferences including Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE 100, Sustainable Brands Tokyo, Sustainable Brands New Metrics, Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), and GreenBiz’s VERGE conference.

Prior to joining Rubicon, Rachelson worked as a management consultant with PwC, and was a member of the Corporate Responsibility & Public Affairs department at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he supported the development 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 earned 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 and serves on the Advisory Board of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business.

Prior Experience
  • PwC
  • InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
  • U.S. Department of State

Chris Spooner

Vice President of Finance

Chris Spooner is Rubicon’s Vice President of Finance, leading the Accounting, Data Management, Finance Operations, and FP&A functions companywide.

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Chris Spooner

Vice President of Finance

Chris Spooner is Rubicon’s Vice President of Finance, leading the Accounting, Data Management, Finance Operations, and FP&A functions companywide. Spooner has been a part of the Rubicon team since 2015 in multiple FP&A and Strategy roles.

Before joining Rubicon, Spooner was a Manager of Capital Strategy at Novelis, a global leader in sustainable manufacturing. Before this, he worked in investment banking with TM Capital.

Spooner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Economics and Banking and Finance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

Prior Experience
  • Novelis
  • TM Capital

Stacie Moore

Vice President of Human Resources

Stacie Moore is Rubicon’s Vice President of Human Resources, working alongside the company’s Chief Administrative & People Officer.

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Stacie Moore

Vice President of Human Resources

Stacie Moore is Rubicon’s Vice President of Human Resources, working alongside the company’s Chief Administrative & People Officer in leading Rubicon’s Human Resources Department, and helping the company to maintain its B Corp certification, be named a Great Place to Work® (2018, 2019), and be recognized as one of Glassdoor’s “Top Ten Companies with Seriously Impressive Benefits.”

In her role as Vice President of Human Resources, Moore oversees strategic decision making and planning, compliance management, policy and procedure development, process improvement, and employee relations.

With over 25 years of experience, Moore has worked in a number of roles across numerous industries, including time as Director of Human Resources at Precyse Solutions, directing the overall function of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for four business lines and 27 outsourced locations, and Human Resources Manager at Scottsdale Healthcare, where, among other things, she transformed the Human Resources Department from an administrative role to a strategic operational partner.

Moore holds an M.S. in Leadership from Grand Canyon University, and a B.S.B.A in Human Resource Management from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Prior Experience
  • Precyse Solutions
  • Scottsdale Healthcare

Board of Directors

Nate Morris

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Nate Morris is Rubicon’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste, in all of its forms.

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Nate Morris

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Nate Morris is the founder of Morris Industries, a Lexington, Kentucky-based conglomerate that is reimagining the industrial economy. Morris’s passion to solve the environmental threats posed by global waste was pivotal in his founding of Rubicon, a software company focused on waste and recycling, and the signature asset of Morris Industries.

Founded with a $10,000 line of credit, Rubicon now operates in 20 countries on 5 continents, with a valuation in excess of $1 billion. The company helps Fortune 500 organizations, main street businesses, and municipalities around the world move toward zero waste. Under Morris’s leadership as Chairman and CEO, Rubicon has become a catalyst for groundbreaking change across the waste management sector while being recognized as “One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company and an “Industry Disruptor” by Inc. Magazine.

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

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

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 of Public and International Affairs. While at Princeton, he was named a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Morris is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Alongside his wife – acclaimed author and entrepreneur the former Jane Mosbacher of Houston, Texas – Morris is a signatory of the Founders Pledge, committing to donate a percentage of his family’s business earnings to charity through the Morris Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to provide access to the American Dream.

Prior Experience

Anthony L. Arnerich

CEO and CIO, Arnerich Massena, Inc.

Anthony L. Arnerich serves as CEO and CIO at Arnerich Massena, Inc.

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Anthony L. Arnerich

CEO and CIO, Arnerich Massena, Inc.

Anthony L. Arnerich serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Arnerich Massena, Inc.

Having founded Arnerich Massena in 1991, Arnerich 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 Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University.

Prior Experience
    Arnerich Massena

Jean-Marc Boursier

Group Senior Executive VP in charge of Recycling & Recovery Europe, SUEZ Group

Jean-Marc Boursier is Group Senior Executive VP in charge of Recycling & Recovery Europe at the SUEZ Group.

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Jean-Marc Boursier

Group Senior Executive VP in charge of Recycling & Recovery Europe, SUEZ Group

Jean-Marc Boursier is Group Senior Executive VP in charge of Recycling & Recovery Europe at the SUEZ Group.

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, Chief Financial Officer in 2004, then Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance, the Purchasing Department, of SAFEGE (Suez Environnement’s engineering subsidiary) and for managing the performance improvement plans in 2013.

Boursier was appointed Group Senior Executive VP in charge of Recycling & Recovery Europe at the SUEZ Group in 2015.

Prior to the SUEZ Group, Boursier worked as a Statutory Auditor at Mazars in Paris and London from 1993-1999. 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).

 

Prior Experience
  • Mazars
  • Telecom SudParis
  • SUEZ Group

Brent Callinicos

Former COO and CFO, Virgin Hyperloop

Brent Callinicos was most recently the COO and CFO of Virgin Hyperloop.

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Brent Callinicos

Former COO and CFO, Virgin Hyperloop

Brent Callinicos was most recently the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Hyperloop. Prior to this, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Uber Technologies Inc. from September 2013 until March 2015, and remained an advisor to the company until September 2016.

Prior to Uber, Callinicos served as Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Accountant at Google from 2007-2013, where he was also responsible for Tax, Internal Audit, and M&A Finance. He also ran Google’s Green Energy investing and Google Financial Services.

From 1992-2007 Callinicos served in a variety of increasingly senior roles at Microsoft, where he was most recently Corporate Vice President and Divisional CFO for Microsoft’s Platforms and Services Division. He also ran Worldwide Licensing and Pricing and Microsoft Financing, and he was Microsoft’s Treasurer from 2000-2004.

Callinicos is a CPA and is currently on the Board of PVH (NYSE) and Baidu (NASDAQ), and he is on the Board of Advisors at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he received his MBA.

Prior Experience
  • Virgin Hyperloop
  • Uber Technologies Inc.
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Disney
  • Procter & Gamble

Andres Chico

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Rodina

Andres Chico is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Rodina. Prior to Rodina, Chico acted as an associate in Riverwood Capital focused on Latin American investments.

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Andres Chico

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Rodina

Andres Chico is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Rodina. Prior to Rodina, Chico acted as an associate in Riverwood Capital focused on 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. A board member of numerous companies, he is involved in a handful of investment committees in venture capital firms. Chico has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and he holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Prior Experience
  • Rodina
  • Riverwood Capital
  • Promecap

Stephen Goldsmith

Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Stephen Goldsmith currently serves as the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Stephen Goldsmith

Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Stephen Goldsmith currently serves as the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Goldsmith was the 46th Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana from 1992-2000, serving two terms for a city of nearly one million people. He also served as Deputy Mayor of New York City with a focus on operations. An early thought leader in the growing smart city movement, Goldsmith has written nearly a dozen books on issues related to data-driven government, and how municipalities can produce better, faster, and cheaper results with the use of technology. His blog Better, Faster, Cheaper, hosted on Governing.com, and his Harvard project Data-Smart City Solutions, are among the most widely read and shared blogs on smart city innovation in the world.

Prior Experience
  • Harvard’s Kennedy School
  • Mayor of Indianapolis
  • Deputy Mayor of New York City

Steve Koonin

CEO, Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club

Steve Koonin is CEO of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, overseeing all business, financial, and strategic operations of the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena.

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Steve Koonin

CEO, Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club

Steve Koonin is Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, overseeing all business, financial, and strategic operations of the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, and representing the owners as the head of the organization. Under Koonin’s direction, the Hawks launched an innovative rebranding campaign and focused on a strategically established set of target audiences: millennials and next generation Atlantans, multicultural residents, and business-based consumers. His brand-centric approach and commitment to connecting with the Atlanta market led to the addition of more than 20 new corporate partners.

Koonin, a longtime entertainment and marketing veteran, joined the Hawks after spending the previous 14 years with Turner Entertainment Networks, most recently serving as the division’s President. Prior to his stint at Turner, Koonin helmed worldwide marketing and advertising operations at The Coca-Cola Company, where he spent over a decade. While serving as Coca-Cola’s Vice President of Sports and Entertainment Marketing, he was named Sports Executive of the Year by Sports Business Journal.

Koonin serves on the boards of GameStop, Emory Healthcare, the Georgia Aquarium, the Fox Theatre, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and he is a trustee of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Prior Experience
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Turner Entertainment Network
  • The Coca-Cola Company

Hishaam Mirza

Manager Direct Investments, New Zealand Super Fund

Hishaam Mirza leads the origination, execution, and asset management of unlisted businesses at New Zealand’s Sovereign Wealth Fund.

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Hishaam Mirza

Manager Direct Investments, New Zealand Super Fund

Hishaam Mirza leads the origination, execution, and asset management of unlisted businesses at New Zealand’s Sovereign Wealth Fund; covering sectors including infrastructure, energy, real estate, consumer, and technology.

Prior to joining the NZ Super Fund in 2011, Mirza held a number of roles in the United Kingdom and Australia covering principal investments for EDF Energy Renewables, investment banking for Lazard, strategy advisory for BP plc, and technology implementation for IBM Global Services. Mirza holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from The University of Melbourne, and completed the Advanced Corporate Finance Executive Programme at London Business School.

Prior Experience
  • New Zealand Super Fund
  • EDF Energy Renewables
  • Lazard
  • BP
  • IBM

Lane B. Moore

Founder and Managing Partner, Quartermoore Capital

Lane B. Moore is a Co-Founder and Board Member of Rubicon, and is responsible for helping to create and lead the strategic vision of the company.

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Lane B. Moore

Founder and Managing Partner, Quartermoore Capital

Lane B. Moore is a Co-Founder and Board Member of Rubicon, 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, 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 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. He 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. Moore is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Prior Experience
  • QuarterMoore
  • Bagster
  • Five Paces Ventures
  • Stephens Inc.

Joel Moxley

Precourt Energy Scholar and Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

Joel Moxley is a Precourt Energy Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.

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Joel Moxley

Precourt Energy Scholar and Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

Joel Moxley is a Precourt Energy Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Moxley is the co-founder of Foro Energy and Rho AI, and he is a founding investor and board member of Rubicon, Zero Mass Water, Pie Insurance, and Fervo Energy. Moxley is an angel investor in more than 30 early-stage technology companies, including Biota Technology. He actively invests from a small institutional fund into pre-seed, seed, and Series A financing rounds, and is a member of the investment team at Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Prior Experience
  • Stanford University
  • Foro Energy
  • Rho AI
  • Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Suna Said

Founder and CEO, Nima Capital

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.

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Suna Said

Founder and CEO, Nima Capital

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 directors of a number of companies, including Harlem Village Academies, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Chopra Foundation.

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 Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Prior Experience
  • Nima Capital
  • ONEHOPE

Oscar Salazar

Founding CTO, Uber Technologies Inc.

Oscar Salazar is one of the most influential figures in the modern tech industry, and the founding architect and CTO of Uber Technologies Inc.

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Oscar Salazar

Founding CTO, Uber Technologies Inc.

Oscar Salazar is one of the most influential figures in the modern tech industry. The founding architect and Chief Technology Officer of Uber Technologies Inc., Salazar 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 non-governmental organization (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 app 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 the University of Calgary in Canada, and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris, France.

Prior Experience
  • Uber Technologies Inc.
  • Citivox
  • Pager
  • RIDE

Bob Wickham

Partner, Rotunda Capital Partners

Bob Wickham is a Partner at Rotunda Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on building scalable, data-driven growth platforms.

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Bob Wickham

Partner, Rotunda Capital Partners

Bob Wickham is a Partner at Rotunda Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on building scalable, data-driven growth platforms in the logistics, value added distribution, specialty finance, and business services sectors.

Wickham is currently a board member of Motis Brands, Microf Financial, and StreetShares, and has been an active board participant in 14 other companies. Prior to joining Rotunda, Wickham was a principal in the Private Finance Group at Allied Capital, managing over $5 billion in equity and private credit strategies. Wickham served on the Investment Committee and invested in both equity and debt securities across a variety of industry sectors, including consumer products, business services, government contracting, distribution, logistics, and specialty finance. Prior to joining Allied Capital, Wickham worked in the investment banking groups of Merrill Lynch and Equitable Securities, and was a co-founder of Brentwood Capital Advisors.

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

Prior Experience
  • Allied Capital
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Equitable Securities
  • Brentwood Capital Advisors

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