Javier Flaim most recently served as CEO of Recyclebank, a VC-backed cleantech company that over a decade ago pioneered and patented an education and incentives behavior change platform to help cities and brands encourage residents to make more sustainable purchasing and disposal habits. As CEO, Javier was responsible for the overall vision and strategic direction of the company, scaling and growing Recyclebank through his dedication to sustainability and passion for innovation. Recyclebank was named One of World’s Most Innovative Company by Fast Company, Top Ten Clean-Tech Company by The Wall Street Journal and recipient of the Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships by U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Before joining Recyclebank, Javier was Partner and Executive Vice President of Innovation at Maddock Douglas, an innovation consulting firm, where he was responsible for helping both Fortune 50 and startup organizations develop and launch industry-changing products and services. Javier joined Maddock Douglas when it acquired Markitecture, where he served as CEO. Previously, Flaim held leadership positions at Hill Holliday Advertising, Wheelhouse, as well as Yankelovich/Copernicus where he developed a keen interest in understanding consumer behavior and behavioral economics through state-of-the-science qualitative and quantitative market research methods.
He earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Strategy and Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.