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Bigbelly’s Mission & Story

Who We Are:

The World Leader in Smart Waste & Recycling.

Bigbelly is the world leader of smart waste & recycling solutions for public spaces. It is a proven solution that is deployed in all 50 states and in over 50 countries around the world.

Born to Transform

Founded in 2003, Bigbelly was determined to transform one of the least efficient and resource-heavy industries: waste operations. Cities were either collecting too often and wasting fuel and labor while emitting excess CO2, or alternatively, they were not able to keep up with the demands and overflowing trash cans that created litter, health, and safety issues.

The Evolution of ‘Smart’

In the following years, we evolved to offer a unique and complete solution by leveraging renewable solar energy and information technology. Bigbelly is a Smart Waste Management, Smart City, and Internet of Things (IoT) industry leader and is recognized as a C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group best practice. Industry knowledge & longevity in the market provides us with unparalleled insights backed by extensive data, analytics, and customer successes.

Trash into Treasure – Modernizing a Core Service

Today, Bigbelly provides a public right-of-way platform to deliver smart solutions & host communications infrastructure. Communities and solution providers share the challenge of how and where to deploy Smart City solutions and communications infrastructure in the public right-of-way without additional clutter or negative aesthetic impact. The platform modernizes a core city service and is optimal for hosting additional technologies since it is ubiquitous and where the people are. The platform is easy to access and can hide technology in plain sight.

The Bigbelly Family: Our Culture & Team

The Bigbelly family extends across the globe, from our US Headquarters to Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East and Australia.  Our vibrant, diverse and dedicated team works with industry leading technology in the largest cities in the world. Bigbelly is a team of skilled professionals who are passionate about their work, committed to our customers’ success and inspired to transform the way that cities, campuses, and organizations use technology to drive benefit for their communities.

Industry Leaders Behind Bigbelly

Brian Phillips

President & CEO

As President and CEO, Brian is responsible for steering the company’s strategic course. He leads the company’s vision and leadership team to deliver our multi-purpose public right-of-way technology platform to customers worldwide.

Jeff Wakely


As CFO, Jeff leads the company’s financial and administration operations. He holds a tangible track record as a senior financial executive guiding public and private companies to success.

Tom Smith

SVP, Worldwide Sales

As SVP of Worldwide Sales, Tom is responsible for driving global sales with a focus on growing the company’s direct, Distributor, and Channel business across market sectors. Tom has a successful track record in developing sales organizations across hardware, software, and ICT.

Alex Gamota


As SVP & GM of the Information and Communications Technology business unit, Alex is a wireless industry veteran who is responsible for leading the vision and direction of the company’s multi-purpose infrastructure platform.

Declan O’Dea

VP, International Business

As VP of International Business, Declan is responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of Bigbelly’s international business sector delivered through a strategic network of regional distribution partners.

Kevin Menice

VP, Operations & Engineering

As VP of Operations and Engineering, Kevin is responsible for overseeing organization-wide operations (supply chain, order processing, product management) in addition to setting technical direction for product divisions.

Jeff Satwicz

VP, Product Strategy & Innovation

As VP of Product Strategy and Innovation, Jeff leverages his deep knowledge as a Bigbelly founder and a Smart Waste industry pioneer to lead the way in developing world class products.

Careers at Bigbelly

We’re hiring! Our business is growing and we are looking for talented and dedicated individuals to join our team. If you’re interested in contributing to what we are building, check out our open positions.

Bigbelly is a team of skilled professionals who are passionate about their work, committed to our customers’ success and inspired to transform the way the way that cities, campuses, and organizations use technology to drive benefit for their communities. If you are driven, customer-focused, and excited about the future of Smart City technologies, then we want to hear from you.

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Honors & Awards

Bigbelly Award: Gartner Cool Vendor, 2015
Bigbelly Award: Sustainia 100, 2013
Bigbelly Award: Smart City Expo World Congress Winner of the World Smart Cities Award, 2012
Bigbelly Award: IoT Innovator, 2016
Bigbelly Award: IoT Internet of Things Award, People's Choice Winner, 2014-2015
Bigbelly Award: Going Green GGSV 200 Winner
Bigbelly Award: Climate Leadership Group C40 Cities
Bigbelly Award: BostInno 50 on Fire, 2015