About Claude Penland

Short Version:
Claude Penland is a webmaster and actuary who resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He is also a founding partner in Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment, the top actuarial recruiting firm in the world.

He can be reached from most time zones at claude@EzraPenland.com. You can also connect with him at http://www.linkedin.com/in/actuary.

Long Version:
Claude Penland is a founding partner in Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment, the leading actuarial recruiting firm in the world.

For 14 years, Claude has managed the web properties, advertising and overall internet strategy for actuarial recruitment organizations. Many of the inventive web solutions, state-of-the-art advertising methods, and candidate / client development strategies that he originally brought to the industry are now standard practice by most prominent competitors.

Claude has published articles on Solvency II, Twitter, predictive modeling, insurance trends, Takaful, microinsurance, social networking one two three four five, pandemic models, reinsurance, emerging risks, web trends, recruitment technology, life insurance salaries, health insurance salaries, property and casualty insurance salaries, reinsurance salaries, pension risks, executive recruitment and insurance startups. See EzraPenland.com/publications .

He is the author of industry presentations on social networking for insurance professionals, Twitter, emerging risks, insurance trends, predictive modeling for actuaries, microinsurance, pandemic models, catastrophe risk trends, predictive analytics, reinsurance, actuarial news, Solvency II (European insurance regulations), Takaful (Islamic insurance), insurance startups trends, executive recruitment, social networking startups trends, web trends, pension risk trends, insurance mergers & acquisitions, China/Hong Kong insurance markets, India’s insurance market, Bermuda’s market, job hunting and C-level executive compensation at life insurers, health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and property and casualty reinsurers. All presentations may be downloaded and freely shared, as well as European insurance news and web development news aggregated lists.

Claude has been interviewed by Insurance Networking, Risk Market News, the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Future Fellows, the Society of Actuaries’ The Future Actuary, the American Academy of Actuaries’ Contingencies magazine, and was also a part of BeAnActuary.org’s Ask An Actuary feature. He has regularly contributed to US and international periodicals on actuarial recruitment and online social networking issues.

During the prior 8 years, he was a property and casualty actuary with two global insurance companies, as well as a leading international consulting firm. Responsibilities included commercial lines and specialty lines pricing/reserving, alternative risk solutions, latent risk reserving, financial modeling and supervisory duties.

Claude earned his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, with a concentration in economics, in 1990 from Johns Hopkins University, and was designated an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 1995. He is also an associate member of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong.

Outside of the office, Claude coaches baseball, soccer and basketball. His book, Roundtripper, was profiled in the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Actuarial Review. He believes next year is finally the year the Philadelphia Eagles will win the Super Bowl.

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