The CLYNK Team
Drawing on deep experience from a range of retail, manufacturing, marketing, and service backgrounds, the CLYNK leadership team shares a passion for the environmental potential of easier, cleaner, more efficient container recycling.
We work closely with a range of stakeholders, including government officials, policymakers, beverage manufacturers, distributors, retailers and you, the consumer, to explore new, innovative ways to increase the efficiency and impact of what we do. We’re passionate about the work we do, and we’re always ready to share what we’ve learned to encourage others to join in our efforts to make recycling work better – for everyone.
Matt PrindivilleChief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Matt Prindiville is a recognized thought leader on the circular economy in the United States and globally. Most recently, Matt was the CEO of Upstream, an organization that helps business, non-profit, and government leaders accelerate and scale circular systems for packaging and foodware – where he was also the Co-Host of the Indisposable Podcast. He co-founded the international BreakFreeFromPlastic Movement, developed numerous national sustainability campaigns and coalitions, and advises the United Nations Environment Program and World Economic Forum on their plastic pollution reduction and circularity strategies. He speaks and writes regularly including for publications like the Guardian, GreenBiz, Resource Recycling, WasteDive, and Sustainable Brands. His work has been featured in the Economist, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, 60 Minutes, and Fast Company, among others.
Phil GrantChief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
Phil Grant is the Chief Information Officer at CLYNK. He began working with CLYNK in 2006 as President of IC Solutions, a vendor providing software development and consulting services to CLYNK. In 2007 he led the design and implementation CLYNK’s current information technology platform. Beginning in 2008 IC Solutions under Phil’s leadership provided a complete range of technology consulting services to CLYNK from advising CLYNK’s senior management on IT related issues to software development and network engineering services. In 2011 CLYNK acquired IC Solutions and Phil joined CLYNK as its Chief Information Officer.
Prior to joining CLYNK, Phil served as President and CEO of Scarborough, Maine based IC Solutions, Inc. From 1998 through its acquisition by CLYNK in 2011 IC Solutions provided a broad range of services to organizations located in the US and Canada. Other notable clients of IC Solutions included the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the State of Rhode Island, and the State of Maine.
Bridget O’BrienChief Commercial Officer
Chief Commercial Officer
Bridget is a multi-faceted marketing, business development and brand strategy leader with deep consumer, retail, and technology roots. With experience in global markets through Executive roles at Ethan Allen, Vistaprint, and Fidelity Investments, Bridget distinguishes herself as a customer-centric executive skilled at designing exceptional end-to-end consumer experiences that are true to a brand’s purpose, resulting in behavioral loyalty, advocacy, and revenue. Bridget is an enthusiastic and visionary leader skilled in building and unifying great teams that are capable of conceiving “signature moments”, brand campaigns that resonate, and the creation and amplification of great stories that provide an advantage in the heart of the consumer.
Dan KileyDirector, Brand Delivery
Director, Brand Delivery
Dan has over 30 years of operational and leadership experience across multiple industries, working with companies in the public and private sector along with new business start-ups and consulting roles. He has held various roles with McDonald’s Corporation on a regional and national level, focused on restaurant operations, training and operational development. Additionally, he brings a history of customer service and sales experience with organizations such as Orkin and Harley-Davidson.
Alex CurrieDirector of Information Technology
Director of Information Technology
Alex has 20+ years of broad IT experience, with a large portion in the SMB space helping <$100m companies scale. Alex has helped non-profits to publicly traded companies and many more in between with verticals in Business Intelligence to Financial Research. He most recently held a senior IT Operation role at MSCI, Inc., an American finance company providing equity, fixed income, hedge fund stock market indexes, multi-asset portfolio analysis tools, and ESG research. Other companies he’s worked or contracted at during his journey include SoftArtisans, National Assoc. of Social Workers of MA, The Corporate Library, GMI Ratings.
Jim GardnerDirector, Partner Development
Director, Partner Development
Jim is a business operations leader with 35 years of consumer package goods sales, operations and service experience. A results driven professional focused on business development through strong analytical, communication and relationship building skills. Jim has held leadership roles with Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola where he focused on building partner relationships and leading successful business teams. He holds a B.S. in Business from Babson College and a M.S. in Administration from Boston University. Jim and his wife have recently relocated home to New England from the Midwest and are enjoying Portland, ME.
Micah KimballPlant Manager, New York
Plant Manager, New York
With over 11 years of progressive operations management and start-up experience and prior to joining CLYNK, Micah held operational leadership positions at CHEP where he was a plant manager and Target where he held both Production Controller and Operations Manager roles. Micah is highly skilled at developing, organizing and implementing staffing and operational goals among multiple departments and shifts while creating and applying yearly budget to daily warehousing, transportation and store operations. Micah has deep expertise and demonstrated ability to lead large-scale change initiatives in distribution and supply chain logistics combined and has an innate ability to motive, develop and lead teams.
“CLYNK makes it easy, and I like that I can control when I get my money back. It’s like a savings account in some ways.”
“The second one… CLYNK makes it easy, and I like that I can control when I get my money back. It’s like a savings account in some ways.”
“I appreciate that you’ve essentially gamified recycling.”
“Great idea for business, environment, and everyone seems to win. This is a simple concept for consumers, suppliers, and producers that picks up all the pieces and the end product is returning the cash back so it can be spent over and over.”
– Barry Craig, Portland, ME