EarthRisk Technologies Grows Revenue, Investment, and Jobs in this Uncertain Economy

San Diego weather pioneer adds three high-level employees and two interns to keep up with growing demand

Jul 31, 2012, 11:03 ET from EarthRisk Technologies

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthRisk Technologies, a pioneer in the research, analysis and visualization of extreme temperature and weather pattern risks, is celebrating its second anniversary with a growing client base, a growing bottom line and growing talent in the ranks. 

Seemingly unaffected by the pinch of a retracting economy, EarthRisk has hired three more top-level employees and two interns to keep up with the company's continued development of atmospheric data analytics research and breakthrough operational weather forecast products.

EarthRisk Technologies' core offering is TempRisk, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that is used for detecting both hot and cold weather patterns up to 40 days before they occur, a lead time more than twice as long as today's most advanced supercomputer modeling.

"We are seeing considerable growth at EarthRisk Technologies," said John Plavan, EarthRisk CEO.  "At this pivotal moment in our company development, we are very strategic about finding the right people for the right positions.  While our search includes top talent from the scientific and university community, we also look for a good cultural fit for a young company like ours. Our newest additions to the team are driven, entrepreneurial and extremely bright."

Recent additions to the EarthRisk Technologies team include Jason Buchanan, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Software Architect, who co-founded the company in 2010 and recently joined in a full time capacity, leaving a senior software engineer position with biotechnology firm Illumina where he worked on genotyping and genetic sequencing projects.

Dr. Jason Cordeira joins EarthRisk Technologies this summer as a Research Meteorologist. Prior to EarthRisk, he was a postdoctoral research associate through the National Research Council at the NOAA Earth Systems Research Lab Physical Sciences Division in Boulder, Colorado. Jason earned his doctorate in atmospheric science from the University at Albany-SUNY, New York. 

"TempRisk is truly a game changer for extreme weather event predictability that has serious appeal for a variety of commercial and research interests," Cordeira said. "I'm excited to join EarthRisk Technologies during this critical time in their history. I am eager to offer the team my experience in diagnosing short-term climate variability, weather-climate interactions, and extreme weather to further refine the TempRisk platform."

Juliette Ruberté is also a former employee of Illumina, where she was a senior software project manager for various web-based applications and embedded software. She joins EarthRisk Technologies as the Software Products Manager in charge of various initiatives including quality assurance, managing deliverables, and facilitating team production.

The company also recruited two student interns to join the EarthRisk Technologies team, including Nick Schiraldi, a candidate for his post doctorate degree in atmospheric science at the University at Albany - SUNY, New York and Artem Mavrin, a two-term recipient of Provost honors in mathematics-computer science at the University of California, San Diego.

About EarthRisk Technologies:
EarthRisk Technologies is a San Diego-based software company founded in 2010. The company's product suite, TempRisk, is a web-based platform that crunches 60 years of weather data to formulate the odds of cold snaps and heat waves 40 days in advance, a lead-time that is twice as long as any in the industry. Trading groups, power producers and energy traders on four continents use TempRisk for a climatological edge in their investments. For more information, visit

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