Ari has more than 20 years of experience in finance, corporate strategy, marketing, and public and private equity investing. Mostly recently 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.
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 on the Board of various other RNK portfolio companies in the water sector. In addition, Ari has an extensive network of contacts throughout the software & 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.