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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.

Cicero Brooks

Cicero Brooks, Data Entry Analyst

-Graduating December 2020
-M.S., Actuarial Science
-Skills: SAS, Problem Solving, Tutoring
-Student Board Member, Collegiate Research Initiative and Shadowing Program (CRISP)
-Cicero was honored to participate in the 2019 IABA Boot Camp as well as to represent CRISP at the 2019 Vermont Captive Insurance Association conference
-Hobbies: Swimming, Movies, Poker, Watching and Playing Sports

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.

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

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.

Paloma Ruiz

Paloma Ruiz, Data Entry Analyst

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.

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

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