Jupiter Team

Leadership

Jupiter’s team of global business and technology leaders have world-renowned scientific backgrounds and extensive experience successfully commercializing new technologies.

Rich SorkinCEO
Co-founder

  • 20 years commercializing new technologies
  • Extensive experience with weather models, machine learning, sensor data and risk
  • CEO, Zip2: Pioneering Internet GIS company, acquired by HP
  • President, Kaggle: Pioneering machine learning company, acquired by Google

Eric WunCOO
Co-founder

  • Senior operations executive with companies at the foundation of finance, Internet and machine learning
  • Google, VISA International, Cybersource, Zip2, Corio, Vertical Response, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Google’s Skybox (Terra Bella) Satellite Division

Betsy WeatherheadEarth and Oceans Systems
Science Fellow

  • Nobel Prize recipient, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Key contributor to IPCC Report for over 15 years
  • Expert in climate change: forecast verification and model analysis
  • Lead author for the first international assessment of Arctic climate change

Alan BlumbergEarth and Ocean Systems
Co-founder

  • World renowned urban oceanographer, innovator of Predictive Modeling & Ocean Physics
  • Developed Princeton Ocean Model (POM), used by over 5700 research and operational groups from 70 countries
  • Led group that developed 2-hour to 4-day flood predictions for Port Authority of NY & NJ, and NJ Transit

Josh HackerEarth and Ocean Systems
Co-founder

  • NCAR Director Joint Numerical Testbed Program, Science Lead for National Security Applications Program
  • Along with university partners, led the containerization work in the NSF-funded Big Weather Web project
  • Expert in weather and climate applications for DoD and NOAA

Pat HarrSenior Weather Analyst
Science Fellow

  • Atmospheric Section Head, National Science Foundation (NSF), $120M budget, Federal Senior Executive Service
  • Chair, American Meteorological Society (AMS) Committee on Hurricanes & Tropical Meteorology

Matt SteinBusiness Development

  • Head, Commercial Strategy & Developer Ecosystem, GE Digital
  • Strategy Director, GE Digital
  • CEO & Co-founder of Multitude (pollution IoT/analytics company, recently acquired)

Dinesh SharmaProduct Management

  • Global VP SAP, Internet of Things
  • Global VP SAP, Cloud Platforms, launched first in-memory cloud platform
  • GM, AMD, Workstation Graphics Division
  • Three time founder, two successful exits

Rahul DubeyProduct Engineering

  • Deluxe Corporation, VP of Engineering and Operations
  • Meltwater Group Software Architect
  • Deep expertise with service oriented architecture, big data, search and machine learning technologies

Advisors

Jupiter’s advisors add enormous value through a wide range of skills and experience. They are business executives, scientists, public policy experts, and active participants in government climate work. The Jupiter team is honored to work with these acclaimed individuals.

Neal WolinJupiter Co-founder

  • Deputy Secretary of US Department of the Treasury
  • President and COO of The Hartford’s property and casualty insurance companies
  • Member, President’s Intelligence Advisory Board

Todd SternJupiter Co-founder

  • United States Special Envoy for Climate Change
  • United States Chief Negotiator, 2015 Paris Climate Agreement
  • Senior White House Negotiator Kyoto Protocol and Buenos Aires

Jeff WeckerJupiter Co-founder

  • Chief Technology Officer, Two Sigma
  • Chief Data Officer, Goldman Sachs
  • Chief Business Architect, Bridgewater
  • Managing Director at Lehman
  • Quant Strategies, Goldman Sachs

Sherri Goodman

  • Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
  • Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center
  • Senior Strategist, Center for Climate and Security
  • Former President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership
  • Experienced executive in the fields of national security, energy, science, oceans and environment

Leah Cohen

  • Expert in climate resilience and business continuity, US EPA, NYC Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Bloomberg LP
  • Chair, New York City’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force
  • Director of Climate Analysis, Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resilience following Hurricane Sandy

Ladeene Freimuth

  • Energy & Environmental Aide to Sen. Byron Dorgan and Rep. Frank Pallone, Chair of the  House Energy & Commerce Committee  
  • Drafted major clean energy, climate change, energy efficiency, and alternative transportation legislation
  • Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

Greg Douquet

  • Former Chief of Staff, Marine Forces in Europe and Africa
  • Former Commander, Marine Corps Base Parris Island
  • Senior Fellow with Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center & Millennium Leadership Program
  • Co-Founder of Red Duke Strategies, a veteran-owned business managing climate risk for military and municipal infrastructure

Kyle Beatty 

  • Former SVP Verisk Analytics
  • Former President Verisk Climate
  • SVP Willis Re
  • University of Oklahoma, Distinguished Corporate Scholar
  • American Family Ventures, Principal

Ken RudinJupiter Co-founder

  • Google, Head of User Growth and Analysis
  • Facebook, Head of Analytics & Data Science
  • Zynga, Head of Analytics and Platform Technologies

Ari Gesher 

  • Palantir, 10 years
  • Designed & built data source and data interchange
  • Kairos, Director, Software Development

Joelle Kaufman 

  • 25 years B2B marketing leadership creating category-defining companies
  • Over $1 billion in market capitalizations: Reactivity (Cisco), Adify (Cox), BloomReach, Dynamic Signal
  • Expertise in big data, AI, ML, enterprise SaaS, security, digital media

Board of Directors

Rich Sorkin

  • CEO and co-founder, Jupiter
  • 20 years commercializing new technologies
  • Extensive experience with weather models, machine learning, sensor data and risk
  • CEO, Zip2: Pioneering Internet GIS company, acquired by HP
  • President, Kaggle: Pioneering machine learning company, acquired by Google

Matt Ocko

  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner of DCVC (Data Collective)
  • Three decades as entrepreneur, VC investor, and technologist in deep tech
  • Respected angel investor (XenSource/CTRX, Krux/SFDC, Docker, AngelList, Uber, D-Wave, Zoom, Facebook/FB)

Nick Sturiale

  • Founding Managing Partner, Ignition Partners
  • 18 Years in Venture Capital, Top 1% Track Record
  • Early investor in market defining companies such as Splunk, XenSource, Bill.com
  • Formerly a Partner/Managing Director with Sevin Rosen Funds, Icon Ventures and The Carlyle Group

John Tough

  • Investing Partner at Energize Ventures

  • Board Member at DroneDeploy, Nozomi Networks, Volta Charging and Chicago Blend

  • Formerly Venture Capital Associate at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Green Growth fund

  • Formerly Chief Revenue Officer at Choose Energy, the largest online energy marketplace in North America

Andrew Klein

  • Led Amsterdam office of Bain & Company
  • Member of Bain’s Global Management Committee
  • Head of Bain’s European Tech-Telecom practice
  • Co-leader of Bain Global telecom strategy practice

Bringing diversity to prepare a diverse planet for our changing climate​

Jupiter was founded on the principle that with the right approaches and the right team, we can prepare Earth’s economies to meet the challenges associated with climate change. The world is a diverse place; a diverse workforce in an inclusive environment is essential to meet our goals. We go forward together.