Stephen Bennett

Austin, TX

Steve helped launch EarthRisk Technologies in 2010 and he remains an active and vested owner who closely mentors EarthRisk’s leadership team. Steve is also Senior Vice President for Capital Markets Solutions at Verisk Climate where he drives innovation and performance for weather and climate-based analytics applied to Capital Markets. Verisk Climate provides software, data, and analytics for enterprise climate risk management. A veteran applying weather/climate data in commodities markets, Steve has expertise leading product innovations, forging industry and research collaborations, and building/nurturing talented teams. Before joining Verisk Climate, Steve was EarthRisk's President and Chief Science/Products Officer. Prior to founding EarthRisk, Steve was the Executive Director of the Scripps Partnership for Hazards and Environmental Applied Research at UC San Diego. Earlier, Steve was Director of Reinsurance Research at Citadel Investment Group where he also helped launch Citadel's Global Energy Trading business. For nearly 20-years, Steve’s career has focused on linking atmospheric science, big data and technology to business decision-making for corporate risk management, product development, and investment portfolios as well the media. Steve has a BS in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama and graduated Magna Cum Laude from The John Marshall Law School. He serves for the American Meteorological Society’s mentorship program as well the Weather Enterprise Economic Evaluation Team and the Financial Weather/Climate Risk Management Committee. Steve chaired the AMS Energy Committee from 2009-2012. Steve is also a technology and commercialization advisor for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.