Rick Perez

rick perez
Founder and CEO, Avangard Innovative

As Founder and CEO of Avangard Innovative, Rick Perez drives the overall strategic vision of this diverse company that consists of the largest waste and recycling company in the Americas. Perez’s primary focus is on transforming the waste and recycling industry. This company has proven itself to be a leader in the industry, showcasing its ingenuity in recycling and waste optimization while introducing a technology-based process.

Mr. Perez also understands the importance of serving the community in which you build your business. He devotes much of his time to supporting the Greater Houston area by serving on multiple boards such as the Greater Houston Partnership, and Boys and Girls Club, and is a member of the esteemed YPO Real Leaders global organization, as well as the Advisory Board of Houston Methodist Hospital.  He was recently named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018.

Through thoughtful leadership, Rick guides a stellar lineup of dynamic team members, all driven to delivering on the company’s mission of creating lasting partnerships that will benefit the environment by helping clients treat waste intelligently and properly.  The focus is driving waste and recycling optimization, utilizing technology to create sustainable solutions that are economically sound, environmentally friendly, and socially acceptable.

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