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Leadership Team

Garry Cooper, Jr., PhD (Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder)

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.

Connie Kim (Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer)

Connie Kim is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 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.

Garr Punnett (Chief Impact Officer)

Garr Punnett is the Chief Impact Officer 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.

Tyler Skelton (Chief Product Officer/Co-Founder)

Tyler Skelton is a Co-Founder and the Chief Product Officer at Rheaply. He is a very accomplished front-web designer with over 10 years of formal experience in environments such as: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and multiple other design suites. Before Rheaply, Tyler was a Senior User Experience and User Interface Designer at Guaranteed Rate where he led all front-end architecture product development. Prior to joining Guaranteed Rate, he held similar positions in both established and startup web development firms, including Analyte Health, Palantir, The Nines, and Alloy Education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, Design and Production from Indiana University.

Peter Tucker (Chief Technology Officer/Co-Founder)

Peter Tucker is a Co-Founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Rheaply. Before Rheaply, Peter was a Senior Software Engineer at Guaranteed Rate, Inc. where he created web applications for marketing and originating home mortgages. As team leader, his responsibilities included designing, developing, and delivering web applications. He also mentored other developers, evaluated potential candidates, and collaborated with other senior software engineers to design the overall architecture for the department. Before moving to Chicago, Peter attended University of Northern Iowa where he earned a Bachelor Arts degree from the College of Business studying Management Information Systems. Upon completing college, he spent the next six years working at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics. While there he spent the first three years of his tenure building web applications for Hospital Epidemiology before moving on to the Department of Anesthesia where he led the effort to migrate clinicians to an electronic anesthesia information system.

Tom Fecarotta (Chief Marketing Officer)

Tom Fecarotta is the Chief Marketing Officer. 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.

Joe Kim (VP, Head of Sales)

Joe Kim is the VP, Head of Sales at Rheaply where he has responsibility for all revenue functions. Joe has been in a leadership capacity for 15 years and has worked in SaaS, B2B tech-enabled, and service businesses. He has worked in a variety of industries including the compliance, proprietary trading, online immigration, and recruiting spaces. Joe graduated from Calvin University with his B.A. in Business and is originally from southern California but now calls Chicago home along with his wife and three sons.

Sushma Kittali-Weidner (VP, Product)

Sushma Kittali-Weidner is the VP of Product at Rheaply where she has responsibility for all product related functions. Sushma has 15+ years of experience building B2B SaaS and platform products for enterprises in automotive, electronics, med-tech, aerospace and apparel industries. She has deep domain knowledge in environmental compliance, social compliance, supply chain data management, sustainability, digital product passports and circularity principles. Her alma mater is University of Michigan. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and two sons. During her free time, Sushma enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking and art.

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