Leadership

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Justin Dye
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Justin serves as co-founder and CEO of ripKurrent and has over 24 years of general management, operations, strategy, corporate finance, and M&A experience. Most recently, Justin was an integral part of the Cerberus-led consortium that acquired and created Albertsons Companies. Justin served as Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administration Officer during his 11 year tenure. Albertsons LLC grew sales from approximately $10 billion to over $60 billion with over 2,300 stores and 285,000 employees creating one of the largest privately-held companies in the U.S. Prior to Albertson's, Justin was an operating executive for Cerberus Capital Management and held general management and corporate development roles at General Electric. He received a B.A, from DePauw University with academic honors and was a member of the men's tennis team. Current and past board roles include: Lead Director, New Seasons Market, Senior Advisor to PJ Solomon Investment Bank, DePauw University Board of Trustees, Idaho First Bank, New Albertsons Inc., New Cub Grocery, and Executive Committee of Food Marketing Institute.

 

Jade Culbertson
Founder & President

Jade serves as co-founder and President of ripKurrent, LLC, bringing with him over 25 years of business management and systems engineering experience. Jade's expertise is in sales, management, technical design and services of applied HVAC, refrigeration, and renewable energy systems in a wide range of vertical markets including: commercial, retail, healthcare, education, hospitality and industrial. Most recently, Jade led the commercial air conditioning group for Panasonic in the U.S. Prior to Panasonic, he served as North American Business Leader for Guntner U.S. Additionally, Jade has held management and sales positions at United Technologies' subsidiary Carrier Corporation and the Trane Company. Jade holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Evansville and a BS in Management from Tusculum College.

 

 
Nirup Krishnamurthy
Chief Innovation Officer

Nirup Krishnamurthy serves as Chief Innovation Officer of ripKurrent, Senior Advisor of Dye Capital LLC, and leads the ripKurrent Innovation Center (RIC). The RIC focuses on the use of advanced and emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain technology, 3D Virtual Reality, and Advanced Statistical Tools, to drive competitive advantage for ripKurrent's customers. Nirup has over 25 years of experience in driving innovation and technology in Fortune 500 companies. As Chief Information Officer of United Airlines he was part of the management team that undertook one the largest restructuring in corporate America. As Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at Northern Trust Bank, he oversaw its major IT Transformation projects.He holds both an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering with emphasis on Operations Research from SUNY at Buffalo. Nirup's leadership and applied science background enables ripKurrent to develop next generation facility intelligence solutions that drive substantial efficiencies for our customers.

 

 
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Jason Clark
Director of Strategic Accounts

Jason serves as Director of Strategic Accounts and is responsible for maintaining and expanding ripKurrent's relationships with light house and other key accounts. Jason helps ensure that ripKurrent is delivering at the highest possible level and is consistently aligned with our customers' needs and expectations. Jason brings over 20 years of external relations and client-side management experience with such names as Verizon, Panasonic, SiriusXM, KeyBank, ApexBrasil, Autodesk, and Sharp, to name a few. Prior to joining ripKurrent, he directed key corporate partnership accounts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Verizon IndyCar Series, and has a strong background of senior-level sports administration experience in professional football and NCAA Division I athletics. Jason holds a BS in Sports Management from Indiana University.