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Practice Overview...

Our practice consists of identifying, recruiting and placing talented actuarial professionals (from students to Chief Actuaries) in actuarial jobs globally. Using our proprietary relational database, and broad network of contacts, we are able to generate qualified candidates for actuary jobs in a timely fashion.

Our Approach...

Our approach includes systematically identifying actuaries from our state-of-the-art database using computer-generated searches; based on credentials, expertise, geographical preference, compensation and candidates interests. Our recruiters quickly contact the appropriate candidates which begins our process of becoming an extension of our clients human resource function.

What Makes Us Different...

In our collaborative culture, information is shared freely on a regular basis,each recruiter is up-to-date on all actuarial job assignments. The environment at Andover is unique; we believe our Team Approach truly benefits our clients and applicants alike. We are known throughout the actuarial profession by our continuous daily contact with actuaries and our consistent presence at Society of Actuaries meetings.

  • Confidentiality        
  • Broad global network
  • State-of-the-art proprietary relational database
  • Innovative research capabilities
  • Objective assessments
  • Sense of urgency
  • Enthusiasm to tell your story
  • Continuous involvement in the total recruiting process
  • Commitment to results

Specialization...

Specializing in a few select disciplines, our practice consists of recruiting and placing talented actuaries in the following areas:

  • Life
  • Health
  • Annuities
  • Investments
  • Product Development
  • International
  • Reinsurance
  • Financial
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate
  • Property & Casualty

 

Kathie Spencer

President
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 102
Connecticut Office :
860-672-62325
Email:
Kathie@andoverresearch.com

Kathie joined Andover in September 1980 after spending 5 years in Social Work and 2 years in Sales. She earned an MSW from Adelphi University and a BA degree from Syracuse University.

Representing actuarial employers as well as actuaries for over 30 years Kathie utilizes her sales and social work background to develop strong lasting relationships. Her keen insights into people enable her to recognize a good match between candidates and clients alike, making her a trusted partner to both! She prides herself on her ability to recognize “if the fit is not right” this is evidenced by her stellar track record.

When not working, Kathie enjoys traveling, reading, skiing and cycling.


Lisa Evans

Executive Vice President
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 107
Westchester Office :
914-833-2621
Email:
Lisa@andoverresearch.com

Since joining Andover in July 1985 Lisa has been recruiting and placing Life, Health and Investment Actuaries for over 28 years. She has a wealth of experience placing ASA’s, FSA’s and Chief Actuaries and currently specializes in the senior actuarial market.

Lisa has developed long standing relationships with clients and candidates through her honest and diligent approach to the business. She is insightful and highly professional with superb listening skills and knowledge, evidenced by her successful partnerships on exclusive and retained searches.

Lisa is a graduate of Ithaca College with a BS in Business/Psychology.  When she is not working, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as reading, cooking and traveling.


Debbie Fine

Senior Vice President
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 110
Westchester Office :
914-962-6755
Email:
DebbieFine@andoverresearch.com

Debbie joined Andover in 1990, she started her career by placing accountants after earning her B.A in Sociology at Lehman College City University New York.

Debbie brings a unique combination of skills to actuarial recruitment. The ability to build trust and credibility with clients and applicants is evidenced by her long term commitment to the profession.Her integrity and premier professional service is recognized throughout the industry. Debbie is a highly motivated team player who successfully generates top level senior executives for actuarial positions on retainer,exclusive and contingent searches.She has been a constant presence, as well as an exhibitor at Society of Actuaries meetings for decades.

Outside the office Debbie enjoys cooking, travel, biking and spening time with her family and friends.

 

Deborah Turner

Senior Vice President
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 105
Email:
Deborah@andoverresearch.com

Deborah joined Andover in the fall of 1993. With over 20 years of experience, she is well-known and highly respected in the actuarial and consulting industry. Her strong interpersonal skills and integrity have helped her develop solid relationships with both her clients and candidates.

She enjoys the process of getting to know her clients and candidates both professionally and personally and making the right match between them. Deborah earned her MBA in Finance from Columbia University and her BA in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining Andover, she worked in banking and corporate finance.

When not working, she enjoys cycling as a means of traveling around the world, running, yoga, theater, ballet and reading.


Hillary Steele

Vice President & Managing Director
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 104
Email:
Hillary@andoverresearch.com

Hillary has been a valued member of the Andover actuarial team since joining the Company in 2006; specializing in Life, Health, Risk, and Investment disciplines. Her strong work ethic and persistence coupled with her passion for making connections has made her a valued partner to both candidates and clients. Placing actuaries at all levels, she has successfully placed students, ASA's, FSA's and Chief Actuaries both nationally and internationally.

Additionally, Hillary leads training and development of new and less experienced recruiters on the Andover Actuarial Team.

A native New Yorker, Hillary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Psychology. Outside the office she likes to cook, travel and practice Bikram Yoga.


Amy Baxter

Assistant Vice President
New Jersey Office :
201-825-2839
Email:
Amy@andoverresearch.com

A graduate of American University with a BA in Communications, Amy joined Andover in 1994. After a break to start a family she rejoined the Andover actuarial team in 2008. She began her career in Public Relations and was a spokesperson for the American Red Cross of New York. Amy’s strong interpersonal skills and commitment to “matchmaking” have made her a natural in recruiting and placement.

When not working Amy is an avid tennis player and enjoys traveling with her family.


 

Sarah Price

Assistant Vice President
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 108
Email:
Sarah@andoverresearch.com

Sarah joined Andover in January of 2012 as an Associate placing actuaries from students to FSA’s. Prior to Andover, Sarah managed client expectations at a start-up company based in New York City, and was a key component in building that department.

Sarah graduated Marist College with a dual major in Psychology / Special Education and earned a Master of Science with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has placed numerous candidates from coast to coast and continues to build solid relationships with her candidates and clients.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys traveling, reading, skiing and spending quality time with friends and family.


Alex Harper

Senior Associate
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 101
Email:
Alex@andoverresearch.com

Alex joined Andover’s Actuarial recruiting team in February 2013. She is a graduate of Long Island University with a degree in International Studies. Prior to joining Andover she was a Human Resources professional at a large global insurer where she honed her skills dealing with candidates at all levels in many disciplines.

Alex is most active in the Pre-ASA, ASA, and recent FSA market successfully placing actuaries with insurers and consulting firms nationwide.

A highly motivated recruiter, she is outgoing and dedicated to matchmaking. She enjoys building relationships and finding candidates their perfect opportunity based on their skills and interests. She regularly attends Society of Actuaries meetings to keep abreast of trends and visit with clients and candidates.

When not working, she enjoys playing bass guitar, running and traveling.


Alec Walsh

Associate
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 109
Email:
Alec@andoverresearch.com

Alec joined Andover in 2014 as an Associate, specializing in the placement of actuaries in the Property & Casualty market and in the Spring of 2016 expanded her market to cover life & health candidates at the Pre-ASA and ASA levels. Alec works closely with hiring managers and is at the forefront of current positions and future needs. She is committed to seeking and creating the right opportunities for candidates at all levels.

Previously Alec worked as a recruiter at a large executive search firm. Her perseverance and positive disposition is invaluable in the entire matchmaking process. She finds fulfillment in helping both candidates and clients maximize their goals.

Outside of the office, Alec is an avid home chef and self-proclaimed film buff. She enjoys travelling, skiing, and spending time outdoors.


Adam Kane

Associate
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 106
Email:
adam@andoverresearch.com

Adam joined Andover in 2017 as an Associate, specializing in the placement of actuaries in the Life and Health markets. Working with students and ASA’s, he is committed to finding and creating the best opportunities for candidates.

Adam is dedicated to forming strong, lasting relationships with his candidates and clients. His determination combined with his ability to think outside the box allows him to successfully match candidates with outstanding opportunities nationwide. Adam received his B.S. in Psychology with a focus in cognitive neuroscience and worked as a math teacher before he joined the Andover Actuarial Recruiting team.

In his free time, Adam loves reading, rock climbing and playing with his dog.


Susan Sobel

Director of Research
New York Office :
212-986-8484 X 100
Email:
Recruiter@andoverresearch.com

Susan has been with Andover since 1999. She earned an MA in Speech Pathology from Hofstra University and a BA from Queens College, City University of New York. Prior to becoming part of the Andover actuarial team Susan worked on Wall Street.

As Director of Research she currently oversees web based communications and advertising, as well as running the exhibitor booth at the annual meeting of the Society of Actuaries.

Outside of work Susan is actively involved and sits on the New York Boards of two major national non-profit organizations.  She enjoys reading, golf and spinning.


 

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