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Stan Chen

Founder and President

Stan Chen is an entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, and socially conscious leader. Driven by his desire to make an impact on the environment, and inspired to bring new innovation to the relatively tech-dormant recycling industry in order to do so, Stan founded RecycleGO in 2016.

He also founded United Metal Exports in 2007, which he has grown to be a $8.5M company today. As head of RecycleGO, Stan draws extensively on the end-to-end relationships and deep experience he has gained as an industry leader.

He earned a Bachelor of Medical Science from Boston University, and studied computer science at the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Science, in addition to other post graduate study When he’s not thinking about revolutionizing the recycling process.

Jan R Gerards

Jan Gerards

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Jan brings to RecycleGO a deep background in project management, software system architecture design, and business consulting for enterprise-level software implementations.

He has worked with a range of Fortune 1000 companies, including Accenture and Deloitte, to design flexible, scalable software solutions for complex business problems.

Jan is driven by the belief that RecycleGO is optimally positioned at the critical “last mile“ of what can become a closed-loop system for the recycling industry—and the economy. He’s committed to harnessing technology to create systems that catalyze new societal behaviors that can engender a truly sustainable future.

When he’s not thinking about RecycleGO’s innovative technologies, Jan snowboards, travels to festivals around the world, and indulges his interests in philosophy, psychology and artificial intelligence. Jan earned a BS in Information Systems from Colorado State.


Matthew Volpe

Director of Business Development

With over ten years’ experience in waste/construction and hospitality, Matt has developed a keen sense of the needs of commercial businesses. As head of Business Development, he leads the growth of RecycleGO to benefit each its stakeholders and users. Using his knowledge of waste transportation logistics and current infrastructural obstacles, he collaborates with haulers and commercial businesses to ensure that RecycleGO’s products are viable solutions, not only for the environment and municipalities, but for those collecting and transporting waste as well.


DeNeile Cooper

Sustainability Analyst

DeNeile is a sustainability analyst with over four years of fieldwork and research in sustainable waste management programs. Interviewing stakeholders from a variety of public, private and non-profit waste management programs worldwide has helped her to compile a list of working best practices and vision for the future of material reuse. She works to align RecycleGO’s software solutions with governmental and corporate targets, from local commitments to the UN’s Sustainabilty Development Goals. She is a member of the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board, and principal researcher for the Waste Not urban design project at Terreform Urban Research Studio


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