Meet the Risilience team
At Risilience, you’ll be part of a multidisciplinary, diverse and passionate team of richly talented individuals.
Our team has one common goal: to put the power of risk science in the hands of global enterprises, translating data into actionable insights, through our Climate Risilience solutions.
Robert CapurroRobert is VP, Sales UK/EMEA, supporting our drive to continue growing our client base across the UK and Europe, with a particular emphasis on DACH and Southern Europe.
Robert joins us from S&P Global Market Intelligence where he was Director of Sales Risk Intelligence, enabling corporate leaders and risk professionals make better strategic decisions leveraging Economic and Country Risk intelligence and insights. Prior to S&P Global, Robert was CEO of Canning House, the UK’s leading Latin America focused think tank. This followed many years as a corporate insurance broker in the City of London and Europe and Latin America with Aon and Willis Towers Watson, specializing in major complex risks across multiple sectors including utilities, energy, manufacturing, infrastructure, mining, paper & pulp and forestry.
Jean-Pierre (JP) Wack
Jean-Pierre (JP) WackJean-Pierre (JP) Wack is a Product Manager with experience developing science and technology driven businesses for climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Previously at Spatial Informatics Group (SIG), he was productizing applied research for wildfire risk modelling with the Pyregence consortium in Western US and remote sensing services with the USAID/NASA SERVIR program in the Amazon basin. Prior to SIG, he led the adoption of forest fire detection technologies in Indonesia with Insight Robotics and environmental design for historic buildings In London with Eight Associates.
Jean-Pierre holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a master’s in Economics from the University of Strasbourg.
Aaron GressAaron is VP, Sales US at Risilience.
Before joining Risilience, Aaron spent the last decade as a climate-tech sales leader using data to improve corporations’ business and sustainability goals. Most recently, he was at a Series A start-up (since purchased by Generac Power Systems (NYSE: GNRC)) that deployed a hardware-enabled SaaS product to optimize truck routes for the delivered fuel industry; saving delivery costs and reducing CO2.
Aaron’s sustainability journey started as a Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer in Ecuador with the US Peace Corps and during his grad school studies at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
Jonny Clarke-HassellJonny joins us as a Client Success Manager (CSM), which is fast becoming a critical role for our company as an increasing number of our subscription-based clients are nearing the end of their platform implementations and require a touchpoint for post-implementation support and service.
To clarify his title, Jonny is not a manager of people but of customer relationships: the development and expansion of our CSM team will enable us to cultivate proper SaaS provider-style relationships with our subscription customers, as well as establish additional structure around our account and renewal strategies.
Ben BoukhobzaBen is SVP, Sales EMEA. He is responsible for new business growth across the EMEA and APAC regions as well as leading two key growth initiatives for Risilience. Building relationships and use cases with Financial Institutions, most notably on the investor side as well as creating and implementing commercial partnerships to open further sales distribution channels.
Prior to joining Risilience, Ben spent 12 years at Moody’s in a variety of commercial positions across Sales, Strategy, Account Management, Sales Operations with experience creating and building out new teams across Moody’s corporation, most recently leading the ESG & Climate Sales and Solution Specialist teams in EMEA and the Americas.
Ben holds a BSc (Hons) in International Business with French & Spanish from Aston University, Birmingham.
Charlie WhittonAs Head of Finance, Charlie is responsible for managing the financial reporting, control environment and day-to-day financial operations.
Charlie has a background in early stage technology companies and experience of scaling operations to manage growth. He trained as a chartered certified accountant at Deloitte, where he managed a portfolio of audit clients focusing on Cambridge based technology companies and UK real estate.