Jon leads EarthRisk’s forecasting operations and consulting services for energy and agriculture markets. He drives our meteorology team to link forecast applications to client-based decisions. He constantly strives for an in-depth understanding of each unique client’s sensitivity to weather. Based in Chicago, Jon brings nearly 30 years of experience and is widely considered one of the foremost experts on the impact of weather and climate on global commodities. In 2008, Jon was a founding “Research Partner” with the Scripps Partnership for Hazards and Environmental Applied Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Jon and his team provided a significant contribution to the underlying technology that became EarthRisk Technologies in 2010. Prior to joining EarthRisk, Jon spent a decade as Chief Meteorologist at Chesapeake Energy, the largest natural gas producer in the United States.