ABOUT US

Our Management Team & Advisors

About Our Team

Our startup is seeking both capital to build the first production unit and additional capital to build the first few units to meet expected demand based on initial conversations with potential buyers across the world.

OUR TEAM

Rob Steir:

Rob is the founder of Frontline Waste. He is an accomplished senior executive and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in early stage consulting and the startup world. His broad areas of expertise include business development, growth strategy, go-to market, and entrepreneurship. Throughout his executive career, Rob has founded/co-founded companies including MBA GlobalNet, MindForce Consulting, and Ocean Currency, a sister company to Frontline. As a consultant, he has worked with clients including AT&T, the State of Florida, the State of New York, the University of Mississippi, among many more. Rob also co-founded the organization MBAs4NYC – A 9/11 Non-Profit which had more than 200 volunteers working 3000 volunteer hours over 18 months on consulting projects to help small businesses who were deeply impacted by 9/11. Additionally, he successfully founded MBA GlobalNet in the late 90’s, which was one of the first self-funded recruiting services focused on MBA’s, before social media, and built a membership of more than 20,000 members.

Rob received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Cum Laude, from Georgetown University and his MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University. Rob holds a patent for a real sports companion match-play electronic game and wrote the published article, The On-Demand Virtual Advisory Team: A New Consulting Paradigm. He also serves as a Mentor for PowerBridge NY and is a participating member of Cleantech Open NY.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/robsteir

Frank Raschke

Based in Myanmar and UK, Frank is a strategic consultant possessing extensive experience in the financial and alternative energy sectors within Europe and developing countries with a focus on developing new technologies in the Waste and Energy technology. He gained his expertise in marketing, distribution, commercial and business development with a number of multinational financial institutions, including BNP Paribas and MF Global, and small start up companies. The majority of his career has been spent in Germany and the U.K. where he combines an analytical and professional approach to solving problems with focus on value and long term sustainability. He will be working with us to develop our international markets.

Patricia Sendin

Patricia is an architect and urban planner with over 20 years of experience. She is the founder of a social enterprise that designs and structures sustainable infrastructure in rural and peri-urban areas. Prior to establishing her own venture, she worked as an architect for over a decade for Pritzker Prize-winning Richard Rogers Partnership (now RSHP) in London, and for further practices in Florence, Frankfurt and Paris, where she started her career working on World Bank-funded infrastructure projects in Africa.

She holds a Diplom-Ingenieur degree from the TU Darmstadt in Germany, with further studies on design at the University of Florence in Italy, on global poverty at the MIT and on entrepreneurship at the IESE Business School.

Advisors:

Randy Wolf:

Randy has spent 40 years in the alternative fuel, paper manufacturing, recycling, and waste business. He participated in the start-up and fiber sourcing for five new recycled de-inking pulp mills and represented these mills at many paper industry conferences, including the White House Recycled Paper Conference. He coordinated the design, permitting, construction and operation of a 1000 ton per day integrated Construction and Demolition(C&D) transfer station in PA. For the past 14 years his focus has been on alternative fuels, working with companies like Kimberly-Clark, 3M, PepsiCo, Toyota, Georgia-Pacific and International Paper. This work has been focused on the creation of “zero-waste” and/or “landfill free” programs that maximized the value of waste generated and minimize the amount of waste that goes to a landfill. He designed, built and operated an alternative fuel plant in Little Rock, AR. This fuel plant operated for 14 years. He has frequently spoken at biomass/waste to energy conferences on the subject of waste management, logistics, feed stocks and feed stock preparation for emerging technologies. He is a member of Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Construction and Demolition Recycling Association. Mr. Wolf holds a BBA from the Temple University School of Business, Philadelphia, PA.

Johnny Gold 

Johnny is a recognized leader in the paper recovery industry with over 40 years in senior management and thought leadership roles.    He was also part of the successful senior management team that turned the Newark Group back into an industry leader and its successful sale in 2015.

Johnny has been a pivotal resource and visionary regarding paper industry issues, threats, and opportunities, and was the first recipient of the Phil Alpert Award by the Paper Stock Industries association for his exemplary industry contributions.   He spoke before Congress on industry issues in 2013 and has served as Chairman of the AFPA Paper Recovery Sector, Chairman of the ISRI Non-Metallic Division, and Chairman of the AFPA and ISRI joint task force on paper recycling.   He was also President of the Paper Stock Institute and has also served as an Arbitrator on waste paper practices on behalf of ISRI.

He is an industry leader in market development for corrugated paper, printers waste , office recycling program, recycling programs for book publishers along with handling grades such as corrugated, white ledger, sorted office paper, hard whites , free sheet paper, ground wood paper and waste paper exporting.

Lisa Bowers

Having launched and managed multimillion dollar consumer products at Revlon and Nabisco, and sold and managed integrated media programs at WNET/PBS and National Geographic, Lisa has increasingly focused on brands and projects making a difference in people and planet. As President of Smoothsailing Marketing, a marketing and sales consultancy, since January 2002, Lisa has worked on nonprofit and for-profit partnerships, sponsorship marketing, and branding and communications strategy and planning. Projects and clients include By Kids for Kids’ Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club public television’s popular Wild Travels series, marketing plan and partnership programs for the Living Oceans Foundation, and impact investing communications for a wealth management firm. Lisa has earned Acumen+ certificates in Storytelling for Change and Adaptive Leadership, has a BS Finance from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. She blogs for Cultural Weekly.

Bernie Podberesky:

Bernie has over 25 years of experience in founding and managing companies both in the service and technology sectors. Bernie is one of the founders of FBB Combustion and has been involved with the technology utilized in the FBB mobile combustor for the last 10 years. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Bernie held senior management positions with General Electric with responsibility for procurement, quality assurance and strategic planning. His last position was General Manager in the Nuclear Energy Business reporting to the Vice President of the Business. In this position he was responsible for over $300 million in procured components. Prior to this position he held senior procurement positions at the GE Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. His career at GE spanned two decades. He holds a BS in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.