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Matthew Wensing

Matthew Wensing

CEO, Riskpulse

Austin, Texas
Computer Software
  1. Riskpulse
  1. The Palm Beach Post,
  2. McMaster-Carr Supply Co.
  1. The University of Chicago
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CEO, Co-founder

– Present

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Riskpulse's mission is to help supply chains adapt to challenges caused by extreme weather and climate.


CEO, Co-founder

– Present (8 years 2 months)

Riskpulse offers risk management solutions for supply chains and businesses affected by uncontrollable events. We integrate maps, assets and environmental data to help companies understand and respond to external risks as they happen. Ultimately, we help businesses make more informed decisions ahead of sensitive operations.

Project Manager

The Palm Beach Post
(1 year 10 months)

Lead the technical team that created geospatial real estate site consisting of 2,500+ real-world neighborhood polygons.

Integrated Stormpulse hurricane-tracking maps into and later 500+ other media outlet websites.

Software Developer

McMaster-Carr Supply Co.
(2 years 7 months)

Web Publishing (Systems Dept.):
Developed back-end software and front-end interfaces aimed at intelligently responding to our customers as they search through over 4,000 pages of catalog content containing over 400,000 products. Authored ‘Layout Engine’ (VB.NET) from scratch to perform the work of catalog layout artists at run-time.

Information Architect / Web Designer (Merchandising Dept.):
Constructed searchable taxonomies through the decomposition of complex industrial products into shared and unique, structured and unstructured attributes.
Formulated and defended business logic behind the description, classification, and ordering of product information online in light of customer behaviors and browsing


The University of Chicago

  • Logic, Structures, and Computability
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (Scheme)


  1. Spanish

    Limited working proficiency
  2. Russian

    Elementary proficiency


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The University of Chicago

A.B., Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

Wrote undergraduate thesis: ‘The Art of the World Wide Web: A Uniform Experiential Framework for Effective Design.’ Departmental honors, ISHUM; General honors in the College. Dean’s List, 00-01, 02-03.

Activities and Societies: College Programming Office (CPO) Assistant, Computer Science Instructional Lab (Tutor), Residential Computing Assistant, Model U.N., Chicago Maroon (student newspaper) Webmaster.

The King's Academy


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Honors & Awards

Undergraduate Francis X. Kinahan Memorial Prize for innovative academic work in the Humanities, The University of Chicago.

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