Co-Founder & CEO
Lee Taylor started REsurety to improve the profitability of renewable energy. While a student at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Mr. Taylor led multi-disciplinary research quantifying the benefits of weather-risk hedging for US wind projects. Following the conclusion that the potential benefits of customized weather derivatives were significant and unrealized, Mr. Taylor founded REsurety to enable the wind industry to reap those benefits.
Mr. Taylor holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar and the 2012 recipient of the Lt. Walter A. Jacobs Memorial Prize for intellectual leadership. He holds Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Biology from the University of Virginia, where he graduated with High Distinction.
Co-Founder & Director
Kenneth Westrick is a pioneer of renewable energy risk analytics. Before co-founding REsurety, he founded and led 3TIER as its CEO for 10 years, guiding the company's technical and strategic development.
Mr. Westrick has presented globally at hundreds of renewable energy, climate, and risk events over the past twenty years. A renowned authority on the intersection of atmospheric science and renewable energy, Mr. Westrick has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The Financial Times, and Forbes.
Chief Technology Officer
Karl Critz is a software engineer with experience in simulation, modeling, machine vision, and data visualization. His work in renewables has integrated solar power with smart residential load sources and optimized generation strategies for high-penetration wind. As an experienced software architect, Karl ensures that REsurety's analytical infrastructure is functional, reliable, and scalable.
Mr. Critz holds a Masters of Science in Management and Engineering from MIT Sloan, where he received an NREL Innovative Research Analysis Award grant for wind integration research. Mr. Critz also holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Christian Rivero is a renewable energy engineer with professional experience in wind, solar photo voltaic and solar thermal generation technologies. Before pursuing academic and professional opportunities in renewable energy in the U.S., he was a Product Specialist at Lenovo in Peru. Mr. Rivero's academic and professional experiences in energy systems modeling and technology infrastructure enable him to not only help drive the development of REsurety's analytical technologies, but to build and optimize the firm's IT hardware in support of REsurety's data-intensive approach to risk evaluation and mitigation.
Mr. Rivero holds a Master's degree in Energy Systems from Northeastern University and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Lima, Peru.
VP, Commercial Operations
Adam Reeve is a mechanical engineer and data scientist with a strong interest in the rapidly evolving renewable energy landscape. Before joining the REsurety team, he worked for a proprietary trading firm specializing in quantitative analysis of energy markets. His deep experience in data-driven analysis, model building, risk assessment and data visualization support REsurety's analytical approach to quantifying and managing the weather-linked revenue risks of wind power projects.
Mr. Reeve holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Political Science from Yale College, with a focus on energy and environmental studies. He graduated with distinction in both majors.
Michael Garrison is a Data Scientist with experience in energy forecasting, machine learning, and data visualization. Before joining the REsurety team, he worked as a Load Forecaster at Eversource Energy, building long-range forecasts of electric and gas customers, loads, and revenues. His background in cutting-edge machine learning techniques supports REsurety's effort to quantify the weather- and price-related revenue risks of wind power projects.
Mr. Garrison holds a Master's degree in Economics from Boston University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Writing from Ithaca College, where he graduated with honors.
Associate, Commercial Operations
Daniel Pollak is a wind energy data scientist and engineer with experience in wind resource assessment, boundary layer meteorology and met data processing. Before joining REsurety, he worked at an energy trading firm as a quantitative analyst focused in Natural Gas. Before that, he worked within the site assessment and layout group at DONG Energy as a part of his thesis with the European Wind Energy Masters Program.
Mr. Pollak holds dual Master’s of Science degrees in Wind Energy Engineering and Wind Physics from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Oldenburg respectively. His Bachelor of Science degree is in Meteorology from Penn State.
Associate, Commercial Operations
Jeremy Traurig has 15+ years of wind energy experience ranging from operational performance improvements, energy assessments and wind resource modelling. Prior to joining the REsurety team, Mr. Traurig worked at First Wind improving performance and increasing availability of over 3 gigawatts of operating wind assets. This experience as well as his prior experience with wind resource modelling supports REsurety’s effort to continuously improve the Company’s analytical tools.
Mr. Traurig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Oklahoma where he began his career developing an empirical wind resource model to map the resource in the state.
Analyst, Commercial Operations
Matthew Livingston is a meteorologist with experience in weather forecasting and data analysis. Before joining the REsurety team, Matt worked for Penn State University as a researcher responsible for collecting and analyzing data retrieved from hail storms to help aid in the prediction of large hail events.
Mr. Livingston holds a B.S. in Meteorology with a focus in Weather Risk Management from the Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his meteorology degree, he also has a minor in Energy, Business and Finance.
Anna (Anya) Datko is a data engineer and analyst with experience in data sourcing, integration, processing and visualization. Anya's work supports REsurety's ability to manage and make use of large volumes of information, covering the spectrum of operational, meteorological, and power market data streams.
When she's not busy building and managing database schemas at REsurety, Ms. Datko spends her time completing a dual degree in Environmental Science and Data Analytics, with a certificate in Data Management, at Bunker Hill Community College.
Lauri Murphy has 20+ years of experience in sales, customer service, and administration in the clean energy industry including at Next Step Living, PSM Clean Energy, Harvard University Operations Services/Environmental Health & Safety, and Massachusetts Climate Action Network. She has trained in various clean energy technologies, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building issues, and recycling.
Prior to her employment at REsurety, Ms. Murphy completed courses in Clean Energy & Sustainability in the Graduate Certificate program at University of Massachusetts Boston, Environmental Management at Harvard University Extension School, and W.E.A.T. Green and Renewable Energies Training at Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English: Comparative Literature from Simmons College.