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Scott McGaughy

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, TN, 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

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 years working with large commercial construction companies.  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.