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Taylor Aliano

Taylor Aliano, Actuarial Recruiter

Taylor is an enthusiastic and driven recruiter intent on providing exceptional service. She utilizes her background in interpersonal studies to build lasting rapports with candidates and clients. Taylor can be reached at taylor@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4751.

Liana Axley

Liana Axley, Actuarial Recruiter

Dedicated professional with more than 10 years of experience distinguished by commended performance and proven results. Extensive background in recruitment and retention, financial operations, motivational leadership, analytical and problem solving skills, training and development, and creativity and innovation. Liana can be reached at liana@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4748.

Alex Burosh

Alex Burosh, Researcher

Alex can be reached at alex@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4771.

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.

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.

Michaela Fossberg

Michaela Fossberg, Data Entry Analyst

Michaela is a graduating senior at DePaul University, majoring in Actuarial Science within the Driehaus School of Business. She has passed actuarial exams P and FM, and she serves as President of DePaul’s Actuarial Science Club and as Executive Vice President of Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honor society. Michaela has accepted an offer as an Actuarial Analyst upon graduation!

Luis Herrera

Luis Herrera, Data Entry Analyst

Luis attends DePaul University, studying Economics with a particular interest in Risk Management, Monetary Policy & Macro Economics, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2021. He is an enthusiastic Coder, particularly with Python. Luis is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Business Fraternity.

Nicole Ieremciuc

Nicole Ieremciuc, Data Entry Analyst

-Graduating June 2020
-Major: Actuarial Science
-Skills: R, Organizing, database management
-Languages: Romanian and English
-Hobbies: Skiing, gardening, playing clarinet

Bridget Janso

Bridget Janso, Assistant Actuarial Recruiter

Bridget has 10+ years in various customer service roles, and has proven to be an excellent leader and communicator. She is detail-oriented and enjoys helping clients and candidates meet their goals. Bridget can be reached at bridget@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-8651.

Thong Nguyen

Thong Nguyen, Data Entry Analyst

Thong is pursuing a Master’s in Actuarial Science at Roosevelt University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020. He is currently preparing to take his first Actuarial Exam! Thong is an enthusiastic learner, and has very good attention to detail in his work.

Matthew Opitz

Matthew Opitz, Actuarial Recruiter

Matthew is an outgoing and positive recruiter that seeks to develop a lasting rapport with companies and candidates alike. His background in the arts (he is an accomplished opera singer) and his love of travel has taken him all over the US as well as the world. He prides himself on making sure all parties involved are happy with the outcome of any placement or job search. Contact Matthew at matthew@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4738.

Elizabeth Owen

Elizabeth Owen, Actuarial Recruiter

Elizabeth can be reached at elizabeth@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4754.

Daniel Paredes

Daniel Paredes, Data Entry Analyst

-Graduating May 2020
-Major: Advocacy and Social Change
-Skills: C#, Java, Mechanical, database management
-Languages: Spanish and English
-Hobbies: Working on cars, playing soccer, working on computers, camping

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 almost 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.

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.

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.

James Zuniga

James Zuniga, Researcher

James can be reached at james@ezrapenland.com.

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

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