Rubicon Global, Atlanta, has announced the appointment of Elaine Richards as its new president, effective Dec. 4, 2017.

Richards most recently worked at Cars.com, where she served as the executive vice president of business operations.

“Elaine is a truly transformative leader. She has challenged the status quo in the automobile and technology industries and now brings her strong leadership skills to Rubicon Global and the waste and recycling industry,” says Morris, Rubicon Global founder, chairman and CEO. “Elaine’s extensive experience in the technology space and unparalleled track record in customer service, retention and growth make her the perfect addition to our executive leadership team as we continue to drive the circular economy to Main Street America. Morris adds,”The timing of Elaine joining us couldn’t be better, given the many exciting developments at Rubicon.

” Prior to joining Cars.com, Richards served as the vice president of strategic initiatives, network sales and operations for McClatchy Interactive where she managed local sales across a publisher network of more than 30 daily newspapers and 100 websites nationwide.

“Her experience and success at Cars.com gives her invaluable insight and tools to help Rubicon Global as we work to transform another legacy industry.

We are excited to have her join us in fulfilling Rubicon’s mission of providing significant environmental benefits with less trash in landfills, more livable communities from smarter cities, and lower prices and more choices for consumers and small business owners.

” Rubicon is based in Atlanta and has offices in Lexington, Kentucky, and in New York City and San Francisco.