Retrievr envisions a world where every one of us can easily return value to our unwanted items, and all new clothing and electronics are born from recycled material.
To help make that a reality, we provide an easy pickup at your doorstep of the valuable items sitting idle in your closets, drawers, and storage spaces, and see them recycled into tomorrow’s products.
VP of Business Development
Bob has worked in the solid waste industry for over 30 years. He is responsible for developing and executing retrievr’s national growth plan…Full Bio
“Bob has worked in the solid waste industry for over 30 years. He is responsible for developing and executing retrievr’s national growth plan, focusing on municipal and hauler relationships.
Bob came most recently from ReCommunity Recycling / FCR. During his 12-year stewardship of the Mid-Atlantic region, processing more than tripled to over 530,000 tons per year. Bob managed some of the largest municipal contracts in the company, including the City of Philadelphia and Camden County, NJ.
Bob started his career at Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) selling commercial waste services, where he managed a 90,000 household residential system before spending several years in M&A for BFI and Allied Waste after Allied’s successful acquisition of BFI in 1999.
Bob serves on the Board of Directors for the PA Recycling Markets Center in an executive capacity as Secretary and the Association of NJ Recyclers (ANJR). He was appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia to serve on the Solid Waste and Recycling Advisory Committee, and he is a past Board Member of Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania. Bob received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.”
Chief Executive Officer
Adam is responsible for product strategy and growing retrievr’s partner network. Adam brings over 20 years of software…Full Bio
“Adam is responsible for product strategy and growing retrievr’s partner network. Adam brings over 20 years of software experience delivering products and services that put the customer first and bring value to our larger community.
In prior roles, Adam led product development at Recyclebank, a rewards and loyalty program that lets residents earn points redeemable for rewards by taking environmentally-friendly actions. He also held product and professional services leadership roles at MicroEdge (now Blackbaud), a SaaS platform that helps charitable foundations streamline their grant-making processes, free up more time to work with their non-profit grant recipients, and maximize their social impact.
Most recently, Adam led product development at Nucleus Intercom, where he helped bring the first Alexa-enabled video chat device to market.
Adam earned his MBA from New York University (where he received the Alex Auerbach Service Award), and earned his BA in Economics & Public Policy from Duke University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two boys.”
Sofia Benitez is a Software Engineer at retrievr, responsible for developing and maintaining the scheduling platform…Full Bio
“Sofia Benitez is a Software Engineer at retrievr, responsible for developing and maintaining the scheduling platform and improving the overall customer experience.
Previously, she was a Deployment Strategist at Palantir helping customers across a wide range of industries deliver business value from their data. After two years in Business Development, she made a career pivot into engineering and attended Fullstack Academy of Code supported by the NYC Web Development Fellowship.
Sofia earned her B.S. in Physics where she was introduced to scientific computing and worked on a patent developing a line of lasting, optically clear, bio-compatible anti-fog coating, VitreOx™. Originally from Colombia, Sofia is a strong proponent of immigrant rights evident by her involvement with the Arizona Dream Act Coalition advocating for educational equity across the state.
She combines a passion for technology with the determination to work towards solutions that make the world a better place.”
Andres is a multilingual Electronic and Software Engineer, fluent in Spanish and English, with close to 10 years of experience in…Full Bio
“Andres is a multilingual Electronic and Software Engineer, fluent in Spanish and English, with close to 10 years of experience in Telecommunications and Technology. He worked as a Network Coordinator for 7 years in Telefonica Venezolana, C.A., in Operation & Maintenance of 2G/3G/4G voice/data CORE networks nationwide in Venezuela.
He came to the United States in 2015 with his wife and two children. He started working in Hospitality in NYC and in 2017 made a transition to web development because he was determined to return to tech.
Andres was in the third cohort of the Bridge to Tech Program offered by NYC Tech Pipeline, in association with The Knowledge House and WorkForce1 where he received the “Best Overall Performance” award after getting a perfect score through the entire course. Later, he was one of the 35 students accepted out of +1300 applications for the NYC Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy of Code.
After graduating in 2018, Andres joined Retrievr as its first Software Engineer. He has dedicated his work in optimizing and incorporating new channels that let people have easier and innovative ways to engage with the company.
He is self motivated and very passionate about solving problems and creating new solutions that have led to exciting new paths and partnerships for the company. Currently exploring Artificial Intelligence technology for features like natural language processing and smart photo recognition.
Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners
Caroline Brown is a Managing Director at Closed Loop Partners. In this role, she leads the practice for fashion and beauty…Full Bio
Caroline Brown is a Managing Director at Closed Loop Partners. In this role, she leads the practice for fashion and beauty across investment platforms.
Caroline has spent over two decades in the fashion industry. Most recently she was CEO of Donna Karan International (DKI) and DKNY, for LVMH. Prior, Caroline served as President of Carolina Herrera, a luxury fashion house headquartered in New York and available in over 100 countries. Prior, Caroline was CEO of Akris, Inc., the Swiss based luxury brand. She began her career at Giorgio Armani with over a decade in leadership roles of Marketing & Communications.
Co-Founder & CEO, Closed Loop Partners
Ron is the Co-Founder and CEO of Closed Loop Partners, an investment firm focused on the development of the circular economy…Full Bio
Ron is the Co-Founder and CEO of Closed Loop Partners, an investment firm focused on the development of the circular economy via investments in sustainable consumer goods and packaging companies, innovative recycling technologies and advanced supply chains. Investors include many of the world’s largest retailers and consumer goods companies as well as family offices interested in investments that provide strong financial returns and tangible social impact.
Prior to Closed Loop Partners, Ron was the Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation in New York City in the Bloomberg Administration. He oversaw the collection and processing of NYC’s paper, metal, glass, plastic, textile waste, electronic waste, organics, and hazardous waste as well as public policy. In 2013, NRDC and Earth Day New York named Ron as the Public Official of the Year in New York City.
Managing Director, Accenture
Chad has over 25 years of highly successful P&L management experience in roles ranging from startup CEO to Fortune 500 senior executive.Full Bio
Chad has over 25 years of highly successful P&L management experience in roles ranging from startup CEO to Fortune 500 senior executive. Chad is currently Global Managing Director of Accenture’s Supply Chain and Procurement Operations business. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Neuwing Energy Ventures, a leading energy consultancy serving Fortune 500 companies. Neuwing was acquired by Procurian, a venture capital-backed procurement outsourcing firm where Chad was instrumental in growing the business and exiting to Accenture. Earlier in his career, Chad held various executive-level positions at QuickPivot, a venture capital-backed CRM and marketing services firm. Chad also worked at GE Capital where he led the creation and operations of a GE-wide Center of Excellence for Customer Relationship Management.
Chad is also a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Ben Franklin Technology Partners and a Limited Partner in MissionOG.
Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners
Bob has over 40 years’ experience in the Waste Industry. He owned and operated a private waste company for 14 years…Full Bio
Bob has over 40 years’ experience in the Waste Industry. He owned and operated a private waste company for 14 years, before merging it with BFI Waste Systems in 1984. Bob held executive positions with BFI and Allied waste for 21 years. During this time he developed and grew waste hauling, recycling and compost programs in Eastern PA, while operating one of the largest residential/commercial waste hauling divisions in the company. He started medical waste hauling and disposal on the East Coast for BFI Medical Waste Systems in the mid 1980’s.
From 2005 thru 2013 Bob was the GM/VP of Operations for Recyclebank’s New England and Mid-Atlantic Regions, and he had responsibility for ensuring the success of Recyclebank’s hauler /municipal partner programs.
Director, Global Product Solutions, Google
Nithya Sowrirajan is a leader in the media and technology space with over a decade at Google…Full Bio
Nithya Sowrirajan is a leader in the media and technology space with over a decade at Google and currently in the role of Director, Global Product Solutions. At Google and YouTube, she leads strategy, go-to-market and expansion of advertising products to 100+ countries with the goal of successfully monetizing YouTube and creating value for advertisers. Nithya has spent the bulk of her career in the high-tech industry scaling new-to-world digital products and building high performing global teams. Nithya is committed to diversity and inclusion and serves on the Google Women@NY Steering Committee where she co-leads the Social Impact pillar dedicated to increasing the pipeline of tech talent from underserved communities.
Outside Google, she advises early stage clean tech startup including Retrievr and think tanks like ReFed where she is a strategic advisor on reducing food waste. She is part of the Expert Network at SJF Ventures, a VC firm that invests in impact-driven entrepreneurs.