OUR FOUNDERS

Nate Morris

Morris is the Founder and Chairman of Morris Industries, a Lexington-based technology conglomerate of holdings that reimagine the industrial economy. The signature asset of the company’s holdings is Rubicon.

Rubicon was founded on a mission “To End Waste.” Rubicon leverages the power of technology to manage waste, recycling, and sustainability solutions for Fortune 500 and Main Street customers and cities around the world. Under 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' by Fast Company and as an Industry Disruptor by Inc. Magazine.

Building a different kind of technology company outside of Silicon Valley, Nate Morris created Rubicon to transform the waste and recycling industry and to use the free market to bring positive change to the world. An early adopter and supporter of Benefit Corporations, Rubicon was recognized as a “Best of the World” Certified B Corporation in the reporting categories of the Environment and Governance.

Morris is the first Kentuckian to be named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Bluegrass Chapter.

In 2019, Morris was inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, becoming the youngest person ever to receive this honor.

A founding signatory of the Founders Pledge, Morris created the Morris Foundation to improve the lives of Kentucky’s working families and those who seek a better life.

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.

A supporter of the Thoroughbred industry, while working for Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Morris advocated for buying missions to purchase Kentucky Thoroughbreds. Morris is a member of the Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association (TOBA), National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), and Thoroughbred Club of America.

Morris has been profiled in the New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal and was also the protagonist of a Harvard Business School case study.

A 9th generation Kentuckian, Morris was born in Lexington, raised by a single mother, and is a product of Kentucky public schools. Morris graduated from George Washington University where he was Scottish Rite Scholar and attended Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School where he was named a Presidential Scholar at the Center for the Study of Presidency and Congress.

Morris is married to entrepreneur and author, the former Jane Mosbacher of Houston, Texas.

Jane Mosbacher Morris

is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a company that connects businesses and consumers to ethically made products from around the world.

She previously served as the Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership and currently serves on the Institute's Human Trafficking Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues. Morris is a member of VF Corporation's Advisory Council on Responsible Sourcing. She is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

She is the also the author of Penguin Random House/Tarcher Perigee book, Buy the Change You Want to See: Use Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place (January 29, 2019).  The book has been featured on platforms ranging from CNN, Bloomberg, Forbes, and MarieClaire and was a Target Non-Fiction Best-Seller, a #1 Consumer Guide on Amazon, and a #1 New Business Ethics Release on Amazon.  

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is married to fellow entrepreneur, Nate Morris of Kentucky.