Our mission is to help all the world’s people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change.

About Us

The Climate Corporation aims to help farmers around the world protect and improve their farming operations with uniquely powerful software, hardware and insurance products. The company’s proprietary Climate Technology Platform™ combines hyper-local weather monitoring, agronomic modeling, and high-resolution weather simulations to deliver Climate Basic™ and Climate Pro™, mobile SaaS solutions that help farmers improve profitability by making better informed operating and financing decisions.

Through its exclusive relationship with OneBeacon the company is also an authorized provider of the U.S. Federal crop insurance program, enabling authorized independent crop insurance agents to provide farmers with the industry’s most powerful full-stack risk management solution. The company’s unique technologies help the global $3 trillion agriculture industry to stabilize and improve profits and, ultimately, help feed the world.

Our Leadership

  • David David Friedberg

    Chief Executive Officer

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  • Mike Stern Michael K. Stern, PhD

    President and Chief Operating Officer, The Climate Corporation and Vice President, Monsanto Company

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  • Kevin Kevin Vosen

    Chief Legal Officer

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  • Brian Branca

    Chief Financial Officer

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  • David Fischhoff, PhD

    Chief Scientist

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  • Colleen McCreary

    Chief People Officer

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  • Jeff Mize

    Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development

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  • Jim Ethington

    Vice President, Product

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  • Tjarko Leifer

    Senior Vice President, Strategy

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  • Anthony Osborne

    Vice President, Marketing

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  • John M. Raines

    Senior Vice President, Agronomic Services

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  • Patricia Severynse

    Vice President, Business Operations

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  • Brian Zimmer

    Vice President, Engineering

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  • Brad Arnold

    Commercial Lead, Precision Planting

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  • Joe Young

    Vice President, Insurance Operations

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Inspire one another

Each individual has an inspirational strength of character and a deep personal interest in fulfilling their role in the organization. Wanting more than just a job, each individual brings their life experiences and personal passions to work with them. Inspirational people attract similar people, and we find ourselves thankful for the opportunity to work with one another.

Innovate in all we do

We have a persistent mission – one that will never be complete. As our organization progresses in its Mission, market forces will change – the world does not stand still. Thus, we will perpetually be in a state of transformation. This can be uncomfortable and challenging. We embrace this state.

We are not defined solely by the markets or customers we serve today. Nor should we be defined, or follow in the footsteps of, organizations with comparable markets or customers today. We focus solely on persisting in our Mission, in the most innovative way possible.

Constant innovation will take us to challenging places, and requires endless sacrifice and tough decision-making. We consistently take smart, well-quantified, big risks, and are prepared to change products, pursue different opportunities, and find new markets, in order to persist in our Mission.

Leave a mark on the world

For a variety of personal reasons, we each find ourselves motivated to make a lasting and meaningful real-world impact. We want to richly enhance the world through our work and are rewarded by seeing the change that results from our efforts.

Find the Possible in the Impossible

We relish big problems. Even the impossible ones. In general, we find that the biggest problems are the most interesting to tackle, the most rewarding, and typically, the most valuable, to solve. We also think that life is too short to not try and do the impossible.

Be direct and transparent

We respect each other and our customers. With respect, comes an obligation to be direct and honest. We strive relentlessly to know what we don’t know. We are not afraid of failure and openly admit to what we don’t yet fully understand. The opportunity to dialogue about the failure, and admit the unknown, allows us to learn faster, and improve ourselves individually, and as an organization.

Importantly, facts, not subjective opinions, inform our decision-making process. This is achieved by quantifying and measuring everything we do.