MENLO PARK, Calif. (August 24, 2021) – One Concern, Inc., today announced the appointment of Sean Rider as Chief Revenue Officer. Rider will lead the scaling and expansion of commercialization of the company’s Resilience-as-a-Service solutions for climate adaptation, extreme weather, and natural disasters. Rider joins One Concern from Willis Towers Watson where he served as Executive Vice President and Head of Client Development for North America in their Risk & Analytics business.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Sean to the One Concern team,” said Ahmad Wani, CEO and Co-Founder, One Concern. “Sean’s established leadership and expertise across strategic risk finance and the alternative risk space will enable us to offer our clients unparalleled value in the resilience space. We’re seeing an increased demand for resilience solutions given that climate change is here and now.”
“I am incredibly excited to join an energetic team committed to building resilience to increasing climate threats and other disasters,” Rider said. “Today, there’s a disconnect in global markets deriving from a failure to fully understand the underlying vulnerabilities that impede resilience and consequently allow for mispricing of risk. One Concern rather uniquely is building a ‘digital twin’ — for nearly every piece of the built environment — to the physical world that enables a better understanding of physical and transition risk, and ultimately can guide proper mitigation and pricing of that risk through proprietary resilience metrics at an asset level. By combining best-in-class research from academia with machine learning, One Concern transforms how the market measures and manages resilience.”
In his most recent role as EVP and Head of Client Development in Willis Towers Watson’s Risk & Analytics business, Sean drove double digit growth and differentiated product proposition in the North American market. Previously, Sean led business development as part of the strategic management team of HSBC’s global insurance management business.
About One Concern
One Concern, a climate resilience technology company, enables organizations to focus on adaptation and resilience strategies by using newly developed resilience analytics for supporting risk selection, mitigation, pricing, scenario analysis and risk management. Applying machine learning and state-of-the-art resilience modeling, One Concern helps organizations better understand and prepare for physical climate risks with the mission of making disasters less disastrous. A 2019 Technology Pioneer, One Concern is part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators community. oneconcern.com