Leadership and Board of Directors
Our leadership and Board of Directors care deeply about Rheaply and the environment. Learn about these humble reuse champions guiding the ship.
Dr. Garry Cooper is the Co-founder and CEO of Rheaply, a Chicago-based tech company that enables Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and universities to better visualize, quantify, and utilize their physical resources. He also serves on the boards of directors of P33 Chicago and 1871, the faculty of Northwestern University, and the investor team at LongJump Ventures, of which he is a founding partner. Previously, Garry facilitated supply chain and performance improvement for enterprise businesses at Ernst & Young. As a result of his work, Garry has received recognition on the Forbes Next 1000, Chicago Magazine’s The New Power 30, and Crain’s 40 Under 40, and as a Scholar at Google for Entrepreneurs. Garry has published in high-impact, peer-reviewed international journals and holds a U.S. patent. He holds a PhD in neuroscience from Northwestern University, a certificate in management from the Kellogg School of Management, and a BS & BA in mathematics and chemistry from Indiana University.
Garr Punnett is the Chief of Staff at Rheaply where he leverages his unique experience in production, sales and climate tech to assist large academic, government and Fortune 100 enterprise partners in building technology that empowers zero waste and circular solutions. With a B.A. in Economics, Garr began his career helping produce inspirational programming such as Super Soul Sunday and special interviews for the Oprah Winfrey Network. After his stint in the entertainment industry, Garr decided to pursue a passion for environmentally friendly and financially viable commercial solutions and graduated with a Master of Sustainability Solutions from Arizona State University.
Connie Kim is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Rheaply. Connie has spent the whole of her career focusing on operational excellence starting from McKinsey & Co. to Google and most recently at Unilever where she was the Vice President of Technology Operations for their prestige eCommerce beauty brands. She brings with her expertise on building out scalable and lean operations, utilization of technology as a digital driver, and familiarity with the importance of B2B SaaS platforms for company growth. Connie is acutely familiar with Rheaply’s value proposition to businesses as she was involved in one of the very early enterprise contracts during her days at Google.
Tom Fecarotta is the VP of Marketing & External Affairs. Tom’s leadership responsibilities include RevOps marketing & event strategy, and development of Rheaply’s channel partner marketing program. Prior to joining Rheaply, Tom worked for 10+ years as a content marketer for various life science brands & technologies, developing event campaigns and launch strategies for leading biotech/biopharma and healthcare organizations.
Board of Directors
Rheaply is changing the way organizations manage, use, and share valuable resources. Over $12 million in capital has been raised from leading investors who are passionate about the Rheaply mission and vision for a better world.