• Leadership Team

    Climate Risk is hard. You need the best working for you.

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    James McMahon

    CEO

    James McMahon founded The Climate Service with the vision that every financial decision on Earth should incorporate climate change. The company’s risk analytics software as a service gives investors and corporate managers the financial information they need to incorporate climate-related risk into their decisions.

     

    McMahon began his career in global change by studying physics at Harvard University, and atmospheric chemistry at MIT under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Mario Molina.

     

    McMahon went on to accumulate 10 years experience inside a multinational corporation, including managing Coca-Cola’s consumer marketing technology group. He then led three small technology firms as COO and CEO. He served for 6 years as Senior Advisor to the Director of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. He was CEO of The Collider – a groundbreaking nonprofit innovation center for climate solutions.
     

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    Dr. Terence Thompson

    CTO

    Dr. Terence Thompson is leading the development of the TCS software platform building on his experience integrating science, big data, statistics, and software development. Thompson has led advanced climate analysis for industry for over 20 years. He joined The Climate Service from the consultancy LMI where, as a Senior Fellow, he led the climate program. His work there focused on the application of climate data to climate-change adaptation for both government and private sectors. At LMI, he pioneered techniques to address large-scale climate-data access and computing, create value-added products and services, and link to quantitative decision-making processes.
     
    Earlier in his career, Dr. Thompson spent 12 years applying artificial intelligence techniques to defense-related problems, including underwater and space surveillance. At Gould Electronics, he established and led the Intelligent Systems Laboratory.


    Thompson is former Vice President of Energy and Environment at Metron Aviation (a subsidiary of Airbus), where he led analysis of the environmental impacts of air transport, including climate, air quality, and noise. He served as principal investigator for many NASA and FAA environmental studies and tool-development efforts over the past 20 years, and served as the project lead on an ongoing study for the Environmentally Responsible Aviation project for NASA. Dr. Thompson holds a doctorate and masters in biophysics from the University of Rochester Medical School.

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    Joyce
    Coffee

    CEO

    CEO of Climate Resilience Consulting. Ms. Coffee ran the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative, and is a leading authority on climate adaptation indices.

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    Dr. David Easterling

    IPCC Nobel Scientist

    Author of over 90 publications including Lead Author on multiple national and international climate assessments.

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    Susan

    Hassol

    Climate Communcation

    Director of Climate Communication, Susan has been the senior science writer for 3 National Climate Assessments and has published widely in multiple media.

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    Dr. Tom
    Karl

    IPCC Nobel Scientist

    Dr. Karl served as Director of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, and as Chair of the White House's U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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    Dr. Jim
    Kossin

    Hurricane Expert

    One of the leading experts on tropical cyclone data, studying trends in frequency, intensity, and tracks.

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    Chris

    Mailander

    Technology Executive

    CEO of Ironheart Corporate Advisory. He has 25 years of experience as a CEO, technology executive, international M&A lawyer, Big Five management consultant, and vice president of a global PR agency.

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    Stacy
    Swann

    CEO

    CEO of Climate Finance Advisors. Leading voice in finance for climate resilience, including with the World Bank Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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    Michael Squires

    Climate Data Scientist

    Climate data GIS expert, developed Regional Snowfall Index, published on the data underlying multiple climate hazards.

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    Dr. Russ
    Vose

    IPCC Nobel Scientist

    Chief of Product Development Branch at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. Prolific publications on multiple climate data topics.

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    Dr. Steve
    Wilson

    Adaptation Finance

    A Ph.D economist, Dr. Wilson is the founder of the international Proadapt program, and has decades of experience at the Inter-American Development Bank and the U.N.

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