Leadership Team

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Paul S. Chinowsky, Co-Director

Dr. Paul S. Chinowsky is Founder and Co-Director of Resilient Analytics and the Director of the Program in Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder. Professor Chinowsky brings over 20 years of experience in engineering, computer science, management, and architecture to the Resilient Analytics team. He has worked with Fortune 500 organizations as well as leading ENR engineering and construction firms providing expertise on global engineering and emerging issues. He has published results in both engineering and economic journals to disseminate the evolutionary approach to climate adaptation.

Prof. Chinowsky received his Bachelor and Master in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1987 and 1988 respectively. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Stanford University in 1991.

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Jacob Helman, Lead Technical Engineer

Jacob Helman is the Lead Technical Engineer for Resilient Analytics, Inc. Jacob specializes in energy demand modeling in buildings as well as leading the technical analysis of climate impact data. Jacob has lead several major initiatives for Resilient Analytics including the development of rail and building impact modules. He is currently leading an effort to quantify impacts on coastal communities due to sea level rise and storm surge. Jacob came to Resilient Analytics after receiving his Master of Science degree in architectural engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and his Bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Board of Managers

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Robert Hutchison

Robert "Hutch" Hutchinson, MBA has 30 years of experience in energy research and business strategy and decision-making. He is a Senior Fellow at Rocky Mountain Institute, working across all energy use sectors to support specific RMI priorities and to work on projects expanding the footprint and impact of RMI beyond sectors where its programs focus. He has a particular interest in a) impact-focused entrepreneurship and b) Design and Decision-making processes (ie: "decision architecture") including new Financing models. He was previously Managing Director for all of RMI's programmatic activities, shaping teams and priorities and snsuring funding for its programs. He was directly responsible for three of RMI's practices, those focusing primarily on Efficiency and Design as change drivers. Hutch was previously a Partner and Director with the Boston Consulting group for almost 20 years (1988-2008), where he focused on global businesses, infrastrcture industries (energy, telecoms and resources), high technology including biotech and agritech and corporate finance. He was involved in starting two of BCG's global practices (Energy and IT) and three offices (Mexico, Washington DC and Brazil) during his tenure, and worked on five continents.

Staff

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Braden Solt, Data Analyst

Braden Solt has been a staff data analyst with Resilient since 2018. Braden graduated from CU with a BS in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Computer Science in 2019. Braden specialized is statistical data analysis and visualization in MATLAB and Python. Braden has been involved with efforts to quantify impacts of sea level rise and storm surge, and the impacts of several other climate outcomes such as wildfires.

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Matthew Alexander, Data Analyst

Matthew Alexander has been a staff tech at Resilient Analytics Inc since 2018. Matthew has most notably participated in an effort to use geographic and infrastructure data to assess the effects of sea level rise on the continental United States. Matthew is currently a graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder, pursuing a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a focus in Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation

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Sydney Chinowsky, Social Media Manager

Sydney Chinowsky is the Social Media Manager and content writer for Resilient Analytics. She recently graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in English Literature and an honors designation of Summa Cum Laude. She has worked with the CU Boulder Strategic Relations and Communication team, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and Dzanc Books.