About Me

I have worked in the insurance industry since 1992.

Currently, I provide consulting services through Convex Risk LLC and serve as a senior advisor to QualRisk. I am in the final stages of writing the book Pricing Insurance Risk, which Wiley will publish in Spring 2022.

From 2016-20, I was Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and Director of Insurance Data Analytics at the School of Risk Management in the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University.

Before joining St. John’s, I was Global CEO of Analytics for Aon plc, reporting to CEO Greg Case. I worked at Aon from 2003 until 2016. I helped establish Aon’s Singapore Center for Innovation and Analytics and led Aon Benfield Analytics, a global team of over 500 actuaries, catastrophe modelers, accountants, and financial modelers. At Aon, I worked with reinsurance clients on risk assessment and mitigation, ERM, economic capital modeling, and other risk-related questions.

From 2001-03, I was Vice President of Actuarial Pricing for Kemper Insurance. I began my career at CNA in 1992, holding positions as a specialty lines actuary with CNA Re Facultative and a pricing and special projects actuary with CNA Personal Lines.

I was on the Board of the Casualty Actuarial Society from 2018 until 2021. I served on the Audit Committee 2018-21 and was Chair 2020-21. I also served on the board of The CAS Institute, a subsidiary organization offering specialized technical credentials.

I am a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and a CAS Institute Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) and Catastrophe Risk Management Professional (CCRMP). I am a member of the Risk Theory Society.

I earned a Masters’s and a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Warwick in England.

I am a frequent speaker at professional meetings and industry events. I have written several papers on risk theory, the intersection of insurance and finance, and probability and statistics applications to reserving and rate-making problems.

Professional Memberships

  • 1992 Associate, Society of Actuaries
  • 1995 Fellow, Casualty Actuarial Society
  • 1995 Member, American Academy of Actuaries (lapsed 2017)
  • 2006 Member, Risk Theory Society
  • 2009 Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, CERA
  • 2016 Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics, CSPA
  • 2017 Certified Catastrophe Risk Management Professional, CCRMP

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posted 2022-01-20 | tags: actuary, Convex Risk

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