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Mikayla Anderson

Mikayla Anderson, Data Entry Analyst

Mikayla is a student at DePaul University. She is planning to complete her undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science in 2023. When she isn’t working or going to school, Mikayla loves to do math, travel, and listen to music.

Bailey Collins

Bailey Collins, Actuarial Recruiter

Bailey is an energetic and detail-oriented recruiter, who goes the extra mile to understand what both her candidates and clients seek in their job search. Reach Bailey at bailey@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4747.

Karolina Dudkowska

Karolina Dudkowska, Data Entry Analyst

Karolina is a Freshman at DePaul University studying Actuarial Science. She enjoys learning math and new languages. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends, watching movies and camping. She’s a part of the first ever class of ATLAS Fellows – a program for students who demonstrate exceptional merit and an interest in a career in finance. She’s planning to graduate in June 2025.

Kevin Elliott

Kevin Elliott, Director

Kevin has a proven business development, sales and leadership background in finance and technology. He can be reached at kevin@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4753.

Sally Ezra

Sally Ezra, Partner

Sally has spent over two decades recruiting actuaries. She has developed strong professional relationships and a vast network of clientele. They value her commitment, resourcefulness, her personal attention, and her high level of professional ethics. Sally can be reached at sally@ezrapenland.com.

Daija Jenkins

Daija Jenkins, Assistant Recruiter

Daija graduated in 2021 from Indiana University Northwest, where she earned a B.A in Psychology. She has a background of office administration, helping others and working with people from various demographics. She plans to use her degree and experience to continue helping others and make a positive impact. Daija may be reached at daija@ezrapenland.com.

Heidi Khatibi

Heidi Khatibi, Actuarial Recruiter

With a background in psychology and counseling Heidi understands what makes for a fulfilling career. As a skilled listener and advisor she helps each candidate find that sweet spot where challenge and reward meet. Contact Heidi at heidi@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4748.

Krystal Morreale

Krystal Morreale, Actuarial Recruiter

Krystal joined the Ezra Penland in April of 2022. Her 10 years of customer service experience paired with administrative experience has provided her with the skill set to help candidates find the right fit in their job search. She can be reached at krystal@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4751.

Claude Penland

Claude Penland, ACAS, MAAA, Partner

Claude is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has over thirty years of experience as a casualty actuary and in actuarial recruitment. His email address is claude@ezrapenland.com.

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie, Actuarial Recruiter

Liz listens to candidates and helps them navigate career goals by making thoughtful and pragmatic connections. She uses her background in human resources, management and customer service to build relationships with both candidates and clients. Liz can be reached at liz@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4752.

Will Ritchie

Will Ritchie, Data Entry Analyst

Will is a graduate student at Roosevelt University pursuing an M.S. in Actuarial Science. He is planning to graduate in May of 2023. During his free time, he enjoys watching & playing sports, mountain biking, and hiking.

Lauren Scalzo

Lauren Scalzo, Manager

Lauren has significant recruitment experience in both the North American and Japanese markets. She understands the needs of her clients, and the motivations and interests in candidates, and energetically and smartly works to fill the needs of both. Reach Lauren at lauren@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4717.

Eliana Schechter

Eliana Schechter, Actuarial Recruiter

With a background in recruitment, Eliana works closely with candidates to find the best match in their job search. Reach Eliana at eliana@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4771.

Diane Vanik

Diane Vanik, Office Manager

Diane has extensive experience in office administration and operations. She consistently works to maintain strong support for Ezra Penland’s recruiting team as well as our clients and candidates. You can reach Diane at diane@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4750.

Interested in joining the Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment team? Send your resume to claude@ezrapenland.com or sally@ezrapenland.com.

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