Risk management leader brings 20+ years of experience to the riskthinking.AI team
TORONTO – May 10, 2022 –
riskthinking.AI, a leading data analytics provider for assessing climate-based financial risk, announced today that industry veteran Ted Obenchain has joined the company as senior vice president and head of sales. Obenchain brings over two decades of experience in the risk management industry to riskthinking.AI, which works with global financial institutions, assessment firms and custodial banks.
Obenchain began his career in the national security field, working alongside some of the largest defense agencies in the world, at Fortune 500 defense company Science Applications International Corporation. Since then, his focus has expanded to helping global banks, private equity firms and corporate multi-nationals understand the risks and opportunities that could arise over the near- to long-term. He previously held senior positions at multiple risk advisory firms and led the commercial intelligence business at IHS Markit (now S&P Global, Inc.).
Obenchain’s extensive industry experience will help guide riskthinking.AI’s growth trajectory as the company expands its ClimateWisdomTM platform, which combines climate science, economics, data science and software to provide the most comprehensive climate risk data and analytics available. Obenchain will be responsible for executing the company’s go to market strategy with clients across the world.
Dr. Ron Dembo, CEO, riskthinking.AI, said: “Ted has an excellent background to help propel our growth. From his work advising multi-nationals on geopolitical risk, to the commercial engagements he’s led with financial service firms and data providers across the world, he has a great pedigree to convey the innovation and complexity behind what we do. We are excited to have him as a member of our executive team, and look forward to the contributions we know he’ll make for us.”
Ted Obenchain, senior vice president & head of sales, riskthinking.AI, said: “riskthinking.AI is poised to make a material contribution to the way that entire industries think about, and ultimately manage, the financial risks resulting from climate change. When I saw the commercial interest that the company had already generated, in addition to the very substantial channels they have into the market, I could see the conditions setting for riskthinking.AI to scale the business quickly and across multiple sectors. No other firm approaches the technical challenge of measuring and managing climate-financial risks in the same way that we do, and I believe we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us. I am excited and humbled to be a part of this team and very much look forward to what the future has in store for us.”