Ari Raivetz, CEO at Transcend Software Inc.

Ari Raivetz, CEO at Transcend Software Inc.

Ari has 19 years of experience in finance, corporate strategy, marketing, and public and private equity investing. Ari is currently CEO of Organica Water, a global provider of innovative biological wastewater treatment solutions which has ignited a “localized” wastewater treatment movement throughout Asia and is paving the path to success via an innovative business model that leverages engineering automation to scale the business.  Previously Ari was Head of Water Private Equity Investments for RNK Capital, a pioneering environmental investment firm with ~$800M in assets under management. In this role Ari lead a team responsible for transaction sourcing, due-diligence, structuring, divesting, and working with portfolio companies’ management teams. Ari served as Chairman of the BOD of Organica (2008-2011) and has served on the Board of various other RNK portfolio companies in the water sector. In addition, Ari has an extensive network of contacts throughout the water industry and related financial community. Prior to RNK, Ari worked at Bank of America Securities, most recently as a VP and Senior Research Analyst. Previously, Ari spent four years working in corporate strategy, finance, and marketing roles at two venture-backed enterprise software companies, Verticalnet and Prescient Systems, and as the co-founder of his own company, a technology services business that enabled small retailers to sell their products to students through the Internet. Ari holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the George Washington University and an MBA degree from Yale University’s School of Management.