Richard J. Serio, Senior Advisor Joins Corporate Fuel

Corporate Fuel, a New York City based financial advisory firm is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Serio as Senior Advisor. Before joining Corporate Fuel, Rich led GPB Capital’s waste management strategy, including all business development and acquisition activities. Rich joins Corporate Fuel’s Rob Lubin, Managing Director, as part of the firm’s focus on serving business owners and managers in the clean tech, waste and recycling industries. Both Rob and Rich have decades of operating experience in leading major waste-related businesses and bring their familiarity with successfully raising capital and mergers & acquisitions to clients, helping them to grow or to realize full value for their business.

Financial advisors that bring the greatest value are most often the ones with the most insight into the practical challenges of leading an operating business. Corporate Fuel’s team is one of the most experienced advisory teams dedicated to the Clean Tech, Waste & Recycling sectors in the United States.

Improving the manner in which businesses and municipalities address the challenges of the waste management and recycling industries is often a capital-intensive enterprise impacted by global market pricing dynamics and technology. In addition, there is a fast-growing societal movement to improve the quality and sustainability of our environment for current and future generations.

While traditional challenges of management and growth exist in these sectors, the most dynamic leaders are constantly innovating to lower costs and expand activities.
Opportunities can be significant, but require substantial experience to navigate the capital markets, regulatory processes and operational challenges.

The Corporate Fuel Team has been active in these industry segments:

  • Solid Waste Management – Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Collection, Transfer and Disposal
  • Recycling – Post-Consumer, Post-Industrial – metals, plastics, fiber, glass, tires, etc.
  • Alternative Fuels – Wind, Solar, Biomass, Food Waste
  • Conversion Technologies – fiber, biomass, plastics, waste heat, e-waste, battery, FOG
  • Logistics – trucking, rail, barge, drones
  • Sustainability – LEED, CO2 capture, etc.

Richard J. Serio

Mr. Serio’s career has spanned over 30 years of diverse business experience. Before joining Corporate Fuel, he led GPB Capital’s Waste Management strategy, including business development and subsequent acquisition and integration of portfolio companies in the non-hazardous solid waste management industry including collection, processing, recycling and disposal-related-services.

Mr. Serio served as a Vice President at Covanta Energy, a New Jersey-based corporation that owns and operates more than 40 waste-to-energy facilities. Before Covanta, he held the role of Area President at Republic Services, where he managed all facets of Republic’s business in the New York and New Jersey area. Earlier in his career, Mr. Serio served as Market Vice President at Interstate Waste and Progressive Waste Solutions, where he was responsible for operations and sales in the NY State and the Greater NYC Metro area.

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