Ari has more than 25 years of experience in corporate leadership, finance, corporate strategy, and public and private equity investing. Ari is the Founder and CEO of Transcend Software, a generative design SaaS company transforming the way society designs critical infrastructure.
Previously Ari served as Chairman (2008-2020) and CEO (2011-2020) of Organica Water, a next-generation wastewater treatment technology provider that enables localized treatment and reuse. Under Ari’s leadership Organica grew from <$1M of Revenue and 30 reference facilities (mostly in Hungary) to a global business with more than 130 reference facilities in 20 countries that is recognized as a top “sustainable” brand in the water industry.
Prior to Organica, Ari worked in finance as Head of Water Private Equity Investments for RNK Capital, an $800M AUM investment firm that was a pioneer in the cleantech space, and as a VP and Senior Research Analyst at Bank of America Securities covering the energy sector. He started his career in corporate development and marketing in the enterprise software industry for various start-ups in the e-procurement, supply chain, and CRM sectors. Ari has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BBA in Finance from the George Washington University. He lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife, Lauren, and their daughters Sydney and Lila.