Andy Thompson

Cofounder & CEO

Andy’s passion is helping people be safe before and after natural disasters and other catastrophic events. This led him to his career ambition of creating financial incentives for increasing safety & resilience. Andy has 20 years of experience as an earthquake and structural engineer, and founded and led the Catastrophe Risk & Insurance practice at the global engineering consultancy Arup. Here, he worked with corporations and governments around the world to better manage their catastrophe risk, from risk reduction to business continuity planning and insurance. This included supporting clients in numerous post-disasters situations from Japan to Chile to Haiti. He is coauthor of the book Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country, and was a recipient of Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40-Under-40 Award. He has a master’s degree in structural and earthquake engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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