Scott McGaughy, President and Chief Operating Officer, attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Aerospace. Scott loves to fly. It is this systematic approach of aircraft and propulsions that also led him to a deep respect and love of nature and the balance that lies within it. Whether on a roof or at grade, to be able to restore the balance in nature through a systematic approach brings him Scott great joy. He resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with his wife Michelle, and their two children, Brennan and Reilly.
Ray and Karen Derbecker
Ray and Karen Derbecker, Chief Executive Officer, are committed to building businesses with a redemptive social mission. Along with Rob Pepper, Ray as Founder and President built Superior International Industries into one of the largest playground and parks products companies in the world. Ray's dream of building a business dedicated to sustainable development, combined with Karen's vision of balancing our lives with the benefits of plants and nature, led to the historic partnership with Scott McGaughy and creation of Greenrise Technologies. Ray and Karen have built schools, clinics and playgrounds around the world. They live in West Georgia.
Rob and BG Pepper
Rob and BG Pepper, Business Directors, have been building businesses ever since their first company Child Works grew from their garage into an INC 500 Fastest Growing Company in the 1980s. Rob’s background as an Aeronautical Engineer from MIT, combined with BG’s intuitive sense of business, has been key to their success. Having lived and traveled all over the world, they have since focused on businesses that have cultural and environmental value. Rob and BG live in Ormond Beach, Florida.
David Buck, Chief Financial Officer and Controller, holds a bachelor's degree from Cumberland University, and a Masters in Accounting from Belmont University (Nashville, TN). David is also a Licensed Commercial General Contractor and spent ight years working with large commercial construction companies. In his current role, David is highly focused on the economics of a green roof and how green roofs financially benefit the owners, city developers and the community. David is a lifelong fan of UT football (Go Vols!) and makes frequent weekend trips to Knoxville during the Fall. He currently resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife Angie and their two children, Riley and Addison.
Matt Barmore, Vice President of Technical Sales and Marketing, joined Greenrise after more than a decade of service at Firestone Building Products, where he served as Product Manager for Sustainable Systems, leading Firestone's programs in green roofing, daylighting, solar energy, and other sustainable construction products. He has participated in a variety of capacities on countless green roof projects across North America. Matt is an accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP), a member of Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI), and serves on the board of directors of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC). Matt was formerly an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and deployed in support of combat operations against global terrorism. He has a Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University, a Master of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary, and is completing a Green MBA at San Francisco Institute of Architecture. Matt is an avid hiker and backpacker, and has completed multiple segments on the Appalachian Trail.