Nate Morris is the founder and chairman of Morris Industries, a Lexington-based technology conglomerate of ESG-focused holdings that reimagine the industrial economy. The signature asset of the company is Rubicon Global. Under Nate Morris’ leadership as CEO, Rubicon became a catalyst for groundbreaking change across the waste and recycling industry, expanding operations to five continents and 18 countries. Rubicon has been recognized as ‘One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies' Fast Company Magazine and as an Industry Disruptor by Inc. Magazine. Morris is the first Kentuckian to build a venture-backed technology start-up with a market cap/valuation that exceeds 1 billion dollars. For his achievement, he has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Outstanding Young American by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Bluegrass Chapter. A 9th generation Kentuckian, Morris was raised by a single mother. He is a proud product of Kentucky public schools. Morris is a benefactor to the University of Kentucky; there he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Gatton College of Business and Economics and was named the first ever Entrepreneur in Residence.