Planalytics is the global leader in Business Weather Intelligence helping companies effectively assess and proactively address how the weather impacts their business.  Our analytics, online tools and services help companies measure and manage the impact of weather throughout all facets of an organization.

We are the pioneers of climate-driven solutions, making it possible for companies to use weather as a metric in their everyday business practices.

Planalytics was founded in 1996. Throughout our history, Planalytics has evolved from a data provider to a consulting firm, and since 2004, a SAAS platform. Through emerging cloud technologies, our weather analytics are now available faster and more efficiently than ever before.

In 2001, Planalytics expanded our global footprint by opening an office in the United Kingdom. Today, we serve all of Europe, Mexico and Latin America. As our client base has grown, so have we.

Our experience over the years in a multitude of industries and areas within an organization has led us to develop the capabilities to weatherize an entire business.

Contact us today to learn more – we look forward to hearing from you.

Executive Staff

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    Frederic Fox

    CEO and Co-founder

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    Fred has pioneered the study, development and commercialization of weather analytics and the impact that weather has on the global supply chain. He advises many of the world’s largest weather impacted corporations and is a speaker at conferences in addition to frequent appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business as a guest commentator. In addition to driving the global growth of Planalytics and the use of Business Weather Intelligence, Fred is the inventor of the Weathernomics patented technologies. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization and sits on several non-profit Boards. Fred received a B.S. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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    Scott Bernhardt

    President

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    Scott oversees all activities for world-wide operations. For the last several years, he has served the role of Chief Operating Officer at Planalytics. During that time, he successfully expanded the business to its current position of global leadership in the industry. Prior to his tenure at Planalytics, Scott held senior positions at Retek, Inc. (now part of Oracle) and Comshare, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in the business technology industry.

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    Derron Simon

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Derron has been on the leading edge of Internet innovation for over 20 years. He is a member of the executive team and is directly involved in product management, product development, analytics and IT. Prior to joining Planalytics, Derron was CTO of Ecount where he played a key role in product development. Derron has a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

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    Rick Bushnell

    Senior Vice President, Sales

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    Rick has spent the last 20 years enabling companies to transform their operations and optimize the profitability of their existing business process. Rick’s experience has developed in collaborations with some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated companies. His experience has been with executives looking to delivering step-wise change into their organizations across functions including, supply, operation, demand, and logistics. Rick’s aggregate experience across so many world-class companies allows executives to validate their vision and ensure a plan to value that can be actualized and sustained. Rick is keenly interested in providing companies the keys to unlock the value of their supply chain and market offering. Rick is responsible for the worldwide sales at Planalytics. Rick holds a B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University.

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    Paul Corby

    Senior Vice President, Energy

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    Paul manages Planalytics' Energy division, which provides risk management, decision support, and forecasting tools along with consulting services to support companies that consume, produce, or distribute natural gas or power. Paul is regularly invited to speak and present at Public Utility Commissions, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners meetings and many industry events. Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the natural gas and financial derivative industry.

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    David Frieberg

    Vice President, Marketing

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    David has helped bring leading technologies to consumer-focused businesses for more than 15 years. He oversees global marketing programs across all of Planalytics’ business segments. Prior to joining Planalytics, David held marketing roles at Retek (now part of Oracle), which focused on solutions and services for the retail industry. He started his professional career at Comshare, a software company that helped companies in retail, consumer goods and a variety of other industries with financial analysis and reporting, performance measurement and planning. David earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Delaware.

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    Evan Gold

    Executive Vice President, Global Services

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    Evan has spent over 20 years in the retail and wholesale industries. Prior to joining Planalytics, Evan's executive experience was at Macy's and LakeWest Group. His expertise has focused on Business Weather Intelligence, information technology, merchandising, revenue management, store operations, and logistics. Evan has a B.S. from Drexel University and a M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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    Jed Lafferty

    Managing Director, Life Sciences

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    Jed leads a team of meteorologists, analysts and systems developers focused on helping agribusiness firms understand and manage the impact of weather on their performance -- from the farmer's field to the food market, and everywhere in between. Jed has a degree in agricultural science from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining Planalytics in 2006, he held various marketing and management positions within global agribusiness companies involved in crop protection, information management and distribution.

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    Sandra Landsperger

    Director, Human Resources

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    Sandra manages all aspects of Human Resources at Planalytics, including benefits, compensation, staffing and employee relations. She has over 17 years of experience and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources as well as a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. Sandra received her B.S degree in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resources from West Chester University.

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    Marianne McLaughlin

    General Counsel

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    Marianne has served as General Counsel of Planalytics since 2000. As Planalytics’ chief legal officer, Marianne reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for overseeing Planalytics’ legal, corporate governance and strategic intellectual property functions in the United States and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Planalytics, Marianne was an attorney in the Business and Finance Department at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, focusing on corporate, financial and intellectual property matters. Marianne’s legal career has also included litigation experience at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, as well as a federal clerkship in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell. Marianne earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from the University of Pennsylvania and a juris doctorate from Temple University School of Law. Marianne is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, and the American Corporate Counsel Association.

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    Adam Moyer

    Senior Vice President, Analytics & Meteorology

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    Adam oversees both the Analytics and Weather Operations departments, where he focuses on innovating both statistical and meteorological forecasting techniques for business. Adam joined Planalytics in 2008 as a business meteorologist after receiving his B.S. and M.S. in meteorology from Penn State. Adam’s coursework and thesis focused on tropical meteorology and statistical forecasting, providing a good academic background for his role at Planalytics. He is currently working on his M.B.A. at Temple University, which he expects to complete in June 2015.

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    Michael Willen

    Vice President, Research

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    Michael has over 35 years’ experience in the weather business. He serves Planalytics as a member of the executive team and is directly involved in day-to-day operations support to include weather product support and client service operations. Prior to joining Planalytics, Michael served his country for 20 years as a member of the Unites States Air Force where he held a variety of positions, Weather Forecaster, Chief of Weather Station Operations and superintendent of the Air Forces Special Operations Weather Hub.

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    Amy Wilson

    Vice President, Product Management

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    Amy brings deep experience in Product Management for SaaS technologies in the retail vertical. Her path to Planalytics includes a background in ad serving, e-commerce, digital signage, and mobile technologies. Though the channels have been diverse, she has consistently focused on analytics and personalization. Prior to joining Planalytics, Amy led Product Management at Scala, where she was instrumental in bringing to market their ibeacon-enabled connected store capabilities. Amy holds a BS in Finance from Rutgers University.

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    Bernie Wojcik

    Vice President, Finance

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    Joining the Planalytics team in 2007, Bernie is responsible for all finance and accounting activities of the company as a twenty-year veteran of public accounting and high-tech companies. Before Planalytics he served as V.P. and Controller of Axeda Systems, a NASDAQ enterprise software company, where he helped raise $90 million in financing transactions, and participated in M&A transactions in excess of $40 million. Prior to Axeda he was a supervisor in the high-tech audit practice of KPMG LLP, focused on IPO’s. Bernie earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Kutztown University, and is a licensed CPA.

Board Members

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    Richard Fox

    Chairman

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    Richard currently serves as a Chairman at Planalytics. He is also a founder and presently an honorary chair of the Republican Jewish Coalition and chair of the Jewish Policy Center. Over the years, Richard has been active in government, business, community and political affairs outside of his own immediate business interests.

    During the Korean War, Richard served honorably on the Battleship, the U.S.S. Missouri and the U.S. H.D. Crow DE 252 as an Ensign in the United States Navy. Upon release from active duty in 1952, Richard and his brother Robert founded The Fox Companies, which has become one of the major building, development, and real estate management companies in Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Richard currently serves as Chairman of The Fox Companies.

    Richard has served as President of the Pennsylvania Home Builders Association and Chair of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. He was a Board Member of The Federation of Jewish Agencies of Philadelphia and previously served as President and Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Jewish Committee and Board Chair of the Moss Rehabilitation Hospital. Richard has also served as Pennsylvania State chair of the 1980 Reagan-Bush Presidential campaign.

    For 37 years, Richard served as a Trustee of Temple University. He held the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees for 17 of those years. Along with fascination and support of innovation and pioneering research in the health sciences area, Richard received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Temple University in 1996.

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    Robert Brown

    Board Member

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    Robert is currently on the board at Planalytics. He also co-founded MVP in 1987. He has been active in the private equity business for over twenty-five years and was instrumental in the establishment of the private equity/venture capital industry in the Philadelphia region.

    Prior to establishing MVP, Robert was a principal in a merchant banking firm active in both private equity and investment banking. He began his professional career with Arthur Andersen. Following Andersen, Robert joined Buckeye Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of The Penn Central Corporation, as a financial analyst. After Buckeye, he practiced corporate tax law at the firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia.

    Robert is a graduate of Princeton University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Fred Fox

    Board Member

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    Fred is the CEO and Co-Founder of Planalytics and currently serves on the board. Fred has pioneered the study, development and commercialization of weather analytics and the impact that weather has on the global supply chain. He advises many of the world’s largest weather impacted corporations and is a speaker at conferences in addition to frequent appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business as a guest commentator. In addition to driving the global growth of Planalytics and the use of Business Weather Intelligence, Fred is the inventor of the Weathernomics patented technologies. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization and sits on several non-profit Boards. Fred received a B.S. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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    Scott Bernhardt

    Board Member

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    Scott is the President of Planalytics and currently serves on the board. Scott oversees all activities for world-wide operations. For the last several years, he has served the role of Chief Operating Officer at Planalytics. During that time, he successfully expanded the business to its current position of global leadership in the industry. Prior to his tenure at Planalytics, Scott held senior positions at Retek, Inc. (now part of Oracle) and Comshare, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in the business technology industry.