Listen to a conversation with Eric Sondergeld, innovator and actuary, who began his career in a traditional actuarial role then branched out into various roles that are "outside of the box."

Direct download: Eric_Sondergeld_032318_edited.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 11:24am CDT

Interview with Meredith Reitman, an expert in diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Meredith reflects on the root causes of lack of diversity in the actuarial profession and defines key terms in a way that help frame the problem and potential solutions.

Direct download: SOA_108_1.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 2:26pm CDT

Oscar is a startup insurtech health insurer that is working to revolutionize the health insurance space. In this podcast their chief actuary, Fausto Palazzetti, shares about his career, how he arrived at Oscar, his work there, and what he has learned along the way. This is part of a series of interviews with entrepreneurial and innovative actuaries sponsored by the E&I Section.

Direct download: Fausto_Palazzetti_interview.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 12:42pm CDT

Frank Chang, both Google and Uber's first actuarial hire, shares his fascinating career path and what he has learned along the way. This is part of a series of interviews sponsored by the E and I Section. Each participant is a participant that has chosen an unusual or innovative professional path.

Direct download: SOA_100.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 10:02am CDT

Listen to a conversation with Lori Weyuker, innovator and actuary, who began her career in a traditional actuarial role then branched out into various roles that are "outside of the box."

Direct download: Lori_Weyuker_on_Pet_Insurance_Final.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 4:53pm CDT

In this Society of Actuaries podcast, listen to a conversation with Kevin Pledge, entrepreneurial actuary, a visionary who started his career as a traditional actuary in a corporate role who later went out on his own to successfully create more than one company.

Direct download: EI_Kevin_Pledge_Final.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 9:10am CDT

This is the second of a series of interviews sponsored by the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section of the Society of Actuaries.  Each participant is an actuary that has chosen an unusual professional path, whether in an area where few actuaries have been before or in a traditional area but with a new business model or a unique role.  What these actuaries share in common is their entrepreneurial & innovative spirit. 

In this interview, Carlos Fuentes, President of Axiom Actuarial Consulting, FSA, and a member of the E&I Section shares with us highlights and learnings of his career both inside a large company and on his own. He also shares insights about working overseas, advice for new entrepreneurs, how to find outside vendors you can trust, and discusses his decision to obtain an MBA.


This is the first of a series of interviews sponsored by the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section of the Society of Actuaries.  Each participant is an actuary that has chosen an unusual professional path, whether in an area where few actuaries have been before or in a traditional area but with a new business model or a new role.  What these actuaries share in common is their entrepreneurial & innovation spirit.

 

In this interview, Stephen Camilli, shares with us highlights of his career that started as an actuarial assistant at Hewitt Associates.  Little he knew then that his actuarial education was going to serve him well in a variety of roles that for most actuaries lie outside the boundaries of the possible.   Stephen shares his views about the non-actuarial skills he developed along the way and discusses certain aspects of exam preparation.  As a former literary agent, Stephen also recommends some of his favorite books, including one written by a prisoner (a famous one) in a concentration camp.


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