Rubicon Global, Atlanta, has hired Chad Gold as its chief financial officer (CFO). Gold joins Rubicon from cloud software company SAP Ariba, where he most recently served as global vice president of finance and as CFO following SAP’s $4.3 billion acquisition of Ariba in 2012.
“With his expertise in technology and global markets, Chad Gold is a tremendous addition to the Rubicon team,” says Rubicon founder, Chairman and CEO Nate Morris. “Rubicon is building a new model for the waste industry. Our approach is attracting talented individuals like Chad who are passionate about seeing businesses use technology to solve social problems and do good in the world.”
“Rubicon is using technology to finally solve one of the world’s oldest problems: what to do with waste,” says Gold. “This is an industry badly in need of change. Rubicon is on the cutting edge of leveraging emerging technologies, such as big data and IoT (internet of things), to transform the way businesses and municipalities view their waste collection and disposal.”
At SAP Ariba, Gold led its global finance organization, consisting of 32 professionals based on five continents. A major component of Ariba’s business is drawn from SaaS, or software as a service, and Gold oversaw growth that resulted in cloud subscription revenue more than doubling since SAP’s acquisition in 2012.
Gold’s previous experience includes finance roles at The Home Depot and Ernst & Young.
Rubicon has focused efforts on expanding its work with municipalities. The company has launched technology partnerships with Atlanta; Columbus, Georgia; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“With a strong management team and investor base, a huge addressable market and an ongoing pipeline of innovation, I see amazing growth prospects for Rubicon,” says Gold.