Who We Are

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KABIRA STOKES – Chief Executive Officer

kstokes@homeboyrecycling.com

Kabira Stokes is the CEO of Homeboy Recycling, and founder of its predescessor Isidore Electronics Recycling. Kabira holds a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California with a focus on criminal justice reform and environmental governance. She has consulted for the non-profit Green For All and worked for the City of L.A. as Senior Field Deputy for (then) City Council President Eric Garcetti. She is a graduate of Vassar College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish. Honors and awards include: CSQ's "Innovation and Technology NextGen 10" (2016), inaugural "Smart on Crime" award by CA Attorney General Kamala Harris (2015), "Women For A New Los Angeles" honoree by the L.A. Alliance for a New Economy (2015), and "50 Under 40 Social Entrepreneur" by the AMEX Foundation (2014). 

 

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CHRIS ZWICKE – Chief Operating Officer

czwicke@homeboyrecycling.com

Chris serves as Chief Operating Officer, focusing on process improvement, systems implementation, financial modeling, QEH&S management, and business development. He has broad experience in waste solutions and reverse logistics, particularly around electronic waste. Chris is passionate about recovering valuable resources from "waste" streams and about increasing the efficiency of reverse supply chains. He has worked with a wide range of organizations, including startups, social enterprises, public corporations, and nonprofits. Chris holds an MBA/MS with high distinction from the University of Michigan, focusing on cleantech strategy and finance along with natural resource economics and management.