Jeff Draper

Senior Vice President

Jeff Draper joined Zero Waste Energy in 2012 and brings twenty years of business development, finance and accounting experience in the solid waste and recycling industry.  Jeff spent the early part of his career at Coopers & Lybrand and subsequently has been working with the development of solid waste management and recycling organizations throughout the U.S.  Jeff leads the business development efforts for the Eastern U.S.

Professional History

Vice President of Business Development, Greenstar, LLC.  Jeff led business development for this recycling industry start-up, turning it into the largest private recycling-focused firm in the U.S.  As part of the company’s organic growth, he examined the financial aspects of various technology options such as mixed waste processing, gasification, plasma arc, pyrolysis, refuse derived fuel and three-mix glass.

Vice President/Chief Development Officer, EnviroSolutions, Inc. As co-founder of this integrated solid waste management business, Jeff initiated and executed business development/organizational strategic planning to provide focused and effective use of acquisition capital.  Jeff sourced and closed a major railroad infrastructure transaction, establishing a basis for the company to ship substantially more solid waste to its landfills.  In addition, he sourced, initiated and closed 13 transactions generating $100M in annualized revenue.

Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Operations Administration and Vice President of Taxation and Assistant Treasurer for Waste Management, Inc.  Jeff initiated, developed, and implemented strategic business development plans to effectively allocate $400M in acquisition capital.  He coordinated and executed special projects, strategic initiatives and financial planning and analysis for the company’s CEO and COO.  Jeff also managed worldwide tax function including federal, state and international tax compliance, as well as audits, planning and research.


  • Masters of Accountancy, Emphasis in Taxation, University of Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, University of Oklahoma

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