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Formally known as Salt Solutions, Coaching Actuaries is a professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through actuarial insight and custom technology solutions. With more than 19 years experience, we offer consulting and custom software development.


Dave Kester, FSA, MAAA Dave Kester, FSA, MAAA is the President and founder of Coaching Actuaries. Dave is passionate about using technology to solve actuarial problems. More about Dave

Mike Carmody, FSA, MAAA, CFA Mike Carmody, FSA, MAAA, CFA has been an actuarial consultant for 25 years. His expertise lies in asset liability management, pricing and hedging indexed annuities, and financial reporting. More about Mike

Jon Poppe Jon Poppe is a Senior Development Officer with more than 30 years of experience in key account management, business development, sales, and consulting. Jon leads Coaching Actuaries in placing talented actuarial staff in consulting roles for Des Moines based insurance companies. More about Jon

Alan Anderson Alan Anderson is our Software Architect. Many of our actuarial consulting requires SQL Server database technology. Alan manages this technology and communicates with your IT department to ensure a clean installation. More about Alan

Keith Lo, FSA Keith Lo, FSA, MAAA has nearly a decade of experience in the actuarial industry, including roles at large benefits consulting firms. Keith is passionate about solving complex actuarial problems for clients with insightful analysis. More about Keith

Terence Chow, ASA, CFA Terence Chow ASA, CFA has more than 3 years of experience in managing actuarial consulting projects that specialize in providing database and software solutions to solve spreadsheet problems for valuation and modeling applications. More about Terence


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