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Rita Boateng

Rita Boateng, Data Entry Analyst

Rita Boateng is an Actuarial Science major with double minors in Computer Science and Finance. Rita attends Roosevelt University, while studying for actuarial exams. As a volunteer content writer, she has much experience with written communication and attention to detail. In addition to maintaining her position on the Dean’s List, Rita has been awarded by the the International Association of Black Actuaries, the UnitedHealth Group, and more. Reach Rita via the LinkedIn icon above!

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

Tray Cashman

Tray Cashman, Actuarial Recruiter

Tray uses his background in communication to provide candidates with the utmost care to help them find the right fit in their job search. Reach Tray at tray@ezrapenland.com or (773) 598-4751.

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.

Brady Davis

Brady Davis, Data Entry Analyst

– Roosevelt University – Graduating August 2020
– M.S., Actuarial Science
– Indiana University – B.S. General Studies/Mathematics
– Experience: Research Assistant at the Field Museum
– Skills: Excel, R, Linear Regression, Database Management
– Hobbies: Piano, Paleontology, Movies, Crocheting

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, Assistant Recruiter

Nicole uses her actuarial science background to aid the company in connecting candidates with positions they’ll love. She can be reached at nicole@ezrapenland.com.

Elizabeth Owen

Elizabeth Owen, Actuarial Recruiter

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

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.

Isabella Petri

Isabella Petri, Data Entry Analyst

Isabella is an actuarial science student at DePaul University who is planning to complete her undergraduate degree in June 2022. She has experience as a Property and Casualty intern, and she loves working on R, Python, and Excel to maximize her efficiency for solving problems – whether that be for school or for work! Isabella is also a proud student member of the Organization of Latino Actuaries. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing music, studying varied topics, or playing water sports.”
-DePaul University, graduating June 2022
-B.S. in Actuarial Science, with minors in Business Administration, Statistics, and Computer Science
-Experience: Actuarial intern at a Property and Casualty insurance firm
-Skills: Excel, R, Python
-Hobbies: Water sports, reading, music, studying varied topics just out of curiosity

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.

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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