NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals, announced that Anurag Jain has been newly appointed as chief technology officer, effective immediately. In this role, Jain is responsible for leading and mentoring all technology operations, including software development, quality assurance and technical operations. Jain is based in New York City and reports directly to Recyclebank Chief Operating Officer David Eisendrath.
"Anurag will undoubtedly be a strong asset for Recyclebank, as he holds formidable experience in technology leadership and product development from a top digital consumer brand," said Eisendrath. "As a data-driven organization that tracks recycling metrics across communities nationwide and rewards members for individual green actions, I am confident that Anurag will bring to Recyclebank the desired vision needed to guide our technological innovation in this time of incredible business growth."
Jain joins Recyclebank is the wake of recent business momentum for the company, which includes several new community partnerships and multi-year contract renewals. Currently, Recyclebank has more than 4 million members across 300 communities in all 50 states. An integral member of Recyclebank's senior leadership team, Jain will work with his team on all aspects technology, including enhancing its existing systems and architecture, as well as integrating third party tools to further expand Recyclebank's reach and drive impact though its online platform.
"Recyclebank is a pioneer in gamification and has a rich history of developing digital tools that engage and inspire people to lead more sustainable lives," said Jain. "I look forward to joining Recyclebank and helping to spur broader adoption of Recyclebank's program."
Jain joins Recyclebank from WebMD, where he most recently served as vice president of engineering over analytics and data services products. In this role, Jain led WebMD's development efforts around maximizing the value of the company's rich data set through new product development. Jain also served as WebMD's vice president of engineering for its consumer division, which included development responsibility for WebMD's online properties, primarily WebMD.com. Before joining WebMD, Jain held technology roles with a number of companies across four continents.
Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 4,000 local businesses and national brands. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank empowers individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling and taking other environmentally-friendly actions. A Certified B Corporation, Recyclebank has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Program and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.Recyclebank.com.
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