David Plouffe Joins Board of the ‘Uber for Trash’

David Plouffe, the former top aide to President Barack Obama, has joined the board of advisers of Rubicon, the waste management company co-founded by Nate Morris, a longtime friend of Sen. Rand Paul, the company announced Friday.

Plouffe, who will also serve as a strategic adviser, actually started in August, but the company waited until now to share the word — along with the news that it had raised $50 million in new funding. “We wanted to hold the news to announce it in conjunction with the raise,” Morris said.

It’s yet another corporate role for Plouffe, who joined the ride-sharing service Uber in September 2014 as a senior vice president of policy and strategy. Rubicon, it so happens, aims to be the Uber of recycling and trash.

Rubicon’s hope is that Plouffe’s knowledge of the federal government, his connections, and his experience at Uber will help the company cut through legal red tape.

“Waste and Recycling is an industry highly-impacted by policy and I don’t think there is anyone in the country with the city, state and federal regulatory experience that David has, as exhibited during his time at Uber,” Morris said.

The 34-year-old Morris, who hails from Lexington, Ky., is a close friend of Paul’s, and has often acted as a top fundraiser for the Kentucky senator and 2016 Republican presidential candidate. Over the past few years, Morris has been working to connect Paul to major donors around the country to prepare him for his White House bid.

In May, Uber announced that Plouffe would shift roles, serving on the company’s board and also working as a strategic adviser. His previous role was focused more on day-to-day operations.

Click here for the full interview

Press Coverage

Introducing 39 Circular Economy Solutions to Inspire the World

We compiled a list of inspiring circular economy innovations from around the world. Organisations and businesses need inspiration to take part in the circular transition. That is why in the lead up to the WCEFonline we set out to discover some of the most inspiring… Keep Reading...

Tech Company Rubicon is on a Mission to End Waste

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkYOvMv4KiA Technology company Rubicon’s business mission is to end waste, in all of its forms. For David Rachelson, chief sustainability officer at Rubicon, and his team, working toward that mission looks, in part, like supporting its customers in the commercial sector — from small and… Keep Reading...

Elizabeth Montoya Expands Leadership Role at Rubicon

Rubicon, a software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, announced today that Elizabeth Montoya, the company’s current Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations, and key advisor to the CEO, has been appointed to Rubicon’s Board of Directors, effective… Keep Reading...

Press Releases

Rubicon Announces the Launch of Trick or Trash™ 2020

Building on last year’s success, the company is expanding its Halloween waste reduction campaign in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation New York, NY (October 1, 2020) — Rubicon, a software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, today… Keep Reading...

Speaker Series: Rubicon Speaking at Shadow Summit

WHO: David Rachelson, Chief Sustainability Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) WHAT: Government Fleets Blaze the Trail to Becoming a Smart City Michael Allegretti is Rubicon’s Chief Strategy Officer, leading the company’s rapidly-growing RUBICONSmartCity™ SaaS business, while… Keep Reading...

Speaker Series: Rubicon Speaking at Climate Week NYC

WHO: Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) David Rachelson, Chief Sustainability Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) Ryan Cooper, Waste Diversion Manager and Organics Recycling Lead at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) WHAT: Smart City Tech Forging Resilient Cities (Michael Allegretti) As cities and communities… Keep Reading...