Jupiter Team

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Meet our world-class experts in science, technology, business, and risk management

A team that combines exceptional expertise with a drive to succeed

We are global experts in scaling technologies from development to widespread adoption, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, sensor development, climate, weather and hydro science, data science, and risk planning and management. Scientists and leaders from the U.S. government and the world’s most influential investment banks and insurance firms serve as influential advisors. Our investors include global leaders across the financial services, insurance, energy and power, manufacturing, and consulting industries, as well as leading venture capital and private equity firms.
  • Google’s head of Satellite data systems and operations
  • Co-developer of Princeton Ocean Model
  • NSF head of atmospheric science and world expert on hurricanes and cyclones
  • Developer of the short-term flood prediction system for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • CEO of Zip2, Internet GIS pioneer
  • SAP’s VP IOT and Cloud marketing
  • Hydroscientist who completed NOAA‑led post‑Harvey Houston flooding assessment
  • Nobel Prize winning expert in climate predictions (IPCC)
  • PI of NSF project to containerize weather prediction

Leaders from U.S. agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, the CIA, the Department of the Treasury and the Department of State

Renowned advisors, including the Chief Climate Envoy of the United States, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Chief Data Officer of Goldman Sachs, President of The Hartford’s property and casualty companies, Head of Analytics for Google Search, developer of the Palantir data pipeline, and senior executives and domain experts at Bridgewater and Verisk Insurance Solutions

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

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

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

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

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

Craig SimmonsHead of People
 

  • 25 years of leadership in human resources, legal, compensation & benefits, organizational development, employee relations, and strategic planning
  • Chief Human Resources Officer at Oakwood Worldwide, where he led a global HR transformation of the company
  • Well-known global champion of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access and Opportunity

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)

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

Sherri Goodman 

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

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

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 

  • Chief of Staff, Marine Forces in Europe and Africa
  • 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

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

Kyle Beatty 

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

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)

Katie McClain

  • Investing Partner at Energize Ventures

  • VP of Public Affairs at Invenergy

  • Director at the William J. Clinton Foundation

  • Board member at DroneDeploy, Fast Radius, and Sitetracker

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
  • Partner/Managing Director with Sevin Rosen Funds, Icon Ventures and The Carlyle Group
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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
Jupiter raised roughly $40 million in strategic and venture investing during its three years in the marketplace. Investments from leaders in the energy, infrastructure, insurance, asset management and NGO sector underscore the urgent need to regularly quantify and assess climate-related physical risk using forward-looking analytics. Moreover, investment from the U.S, EU, Asia and Australia highlight the global nature of our business and the rapidly growing worldwide demand for our portfolio of solutions.

Bringing diversity to prepare our planet for a changing climate

We seek new colleagues—data scientists, Earth and climate scientists, software engineers, sales and marketing, and more—who share our passion, commitment to excellence and innovation, and collaborative ethos. Jupiter is committed to a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment. Together, we can improve the world and make it safer for our generation and those to follow.

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