Recyclebank Names Katherine Butkevich Chief Financial Officer

Sep 18, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Campaign: Corporate News

NEW YORK, September 18, 2014 /3BL Media/Recyclebank, the company that inspires and rewards smarter, everyday choices for a more sustainable future, today announced that Katherine Butkevich has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Butkevich is responsible for leading operational and financial management including strategic planning, forecasting, partner analysis and negotiations.  In this role, Butkevich reports directly to Recyclebank Chief Executive Officer Javier Flaim.

“Katherine’s background in financial management and wealth of in-depth financial knowledge combined with her proven abilities as a strategic business leader has already made her a tremendous asset to the executive leadership team at Recyclebank,” said Flaim. “With Recyclebank’s mission in mind, I am confident Katherine will bring tremendous value to our strategic initiatives, our customers and our partners.”

Butkevich’s hire follows the celebration of Recyclebank’s ten-year anniversary as well as contract renewals in successful Recyclebank communities and commitments from new cities. This includes the renewal of Recyclebank’s first municipal partner, Philadelphia. Currently, Recyclebank has more than 4 million members in 300 communities across the United States.  As an essential member of Recyclebank’s executive leadership team, Butkevich will drive the company’s short-term and long-term strategic, financial objectives while ensuring Recyclebank’s commitment to its partners and the communities it serves.

“I was instantly drawn to Recyclebank after meeting the leadership team. The entire company is fiercely intelligent and driven by a true passion for encouraging and rewarding sustainable actions,” said Butkevich. “I look forward to bringing value to Recyclebank and to all of its various partners - individuals, businesses and communities. With key objectives in place, I look forward to helping move Recyclebank forward in a manner that keeps with its mission and will continue to show leadership for years to come.”

Butkevich comes to Recyclebank with three decades of experience working with both large international organizations, as well as a number of lower middle market consumer product companies.  Most recently, Butkevich served as CFO of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).  In this role, Butkevich was instrumental in the development and execution of the company’s strategic growth plan, positioning it for its recent sale to the Professional Diversity Network.  Before her time at the NAPW, Butkevich held leadership positions at the private equity firm Emigrant Capital and certain of its portfolio companies, GE Capital, North Fork Bancorp and KPMG.

About Recyclebank
Recyclebank inspires and rewards smarter, everyday choices for a more sustainable future. It brings together people, businesses and communities to achieve real world impact. By participating in household recycling and learning how to live more sustainable lifestyles, more than 4 million members are part of the Recyclebank community. Recyclebank’s online shop,, combines the company’s sustainability expertise and rewards program to help people choose products that are better for their home, their wallet and the planet. A Certified B Corporation, Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City.


Brandon Pantano | Recyclebank
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Leah Conklin | Bateman Group for Recyclebank
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