LEXINGTON, Kentucky–Rubicon Technologies, Inc. (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RBT), a leading digital marketplace for waste and recycling and provider of innovative software-based products for businesses and governments worldwide, today announced that chief technology officer Phil Rodoni has been appointed by the Rubicon Board of Directors (the “Board”) as chief executive officer (“CEO”) and a member of the Board, effective October 13, 2022. Founding CEO Nate Morris will continue to serve as chairman of the board, director, and strategic advisor during this succession period. Osman Ahmed has been named as lead independent director.
Rodoni’s appointment to the role of CEO is a key part of Rubicon’s strategic plan as the Company works to achieve its mission of ending waste through the digital transformation of the waste and recycling industry.
Rodoni has served as Rubicon’s chief technology officer since 2015. He came to Rubicon from Esurance where he held the role of vice president of software development. Prior to that, Rodoni also worked in senior technology positions at Charles Schwab and Travelzoo. Rodoni holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Haas School of Business.
“I am greatly honored and excited by the opportunity to lead Rubicon. The company is on a path of rapid growth as we scale our industry-leading technology platform to transform the $2.1 trillion global waste and recycling market,” said Rodoni. “Becoming a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) earlier this year was a tremendous step toward this effort, and I look forward to leading the company as it continues to help businesses and governments around the world use technology to drive environmental innovation. I would like to thank Nate for his leadership and support over the years, and for steering Rubicon to the heights of success we have reached today.”
With over two decades of experience in technology innovation and product development, Rodoni has helped to make Rubicon a leader in the waste and recycling category, and his vision for the company’s future makes him a natural fit to lead Rubicon in its next stage of success and growth. In his new role, Rodoni will focus on a number of core goals for Rubicon, including accelerating the Company’s progress to profitability, investing in Rubicon’s leading digital marketplace and suite of products, and further developing the strategic vision and execution plan for Rubicon’s next phase of growth.
“We are confident Phil is the right leader to accelerate Rubicon’s growth as a public company and we look forward to working with him as he executes on his strategic vision for the company,” Board Member Andres Chico said. “In addition, we are grateful to Nate Morris for his many contributions to the company for more than a decade as Founding CEO and as Chairman. Under Nate’s leadership, Rubicon has become a widely recognized catalyst for change across the waste and recycling industry, and we thank him for his longtime commitment and vision.”
“Leading Rubicon from its founding has been an absolute privilege,” said Nate Morris. “Looking back on the last decade, I am immensely proud of what we have achieved – establishing more than 8 million service locations, expanding services to all 50 states and 20 countries, and successfully completing the process of becoming public on the NYSE. I have appreciated the opportunity to work with the Board to ensure the company builds on our track record of achievements and fulfills our mission to end waste. I know our platform, technologies, teams, and leadership are in good hands.”
Rubicon Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RBT) is a digital marketplace for waste and recycling, and provider of innovative software-based products for businesses and governments worldwide. Striving to create a new industry standard by using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste. It helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. To learn more, visit www.Rubicon.com.
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