About

We catalyze success.

We are a business that helps business make the world cleaner, safer and healthier.

OVERVIEW AND PHILOSOPHY

With a foundation deeply rooted in science, technology, analytics, and a business-minded approach to client services, Praedicat is uniquely positioned to not only identify emerging risks, but translate them into actionable business opportunities that result in profitable and sustainable growth.

One of our clients recently called us a “catalyst for success” – we like that a lot, because when our clients are successful, everyone is successful, and that’s really what it’s all about.

The origins of Praedicat were in an R&D project in 2009-10 to apply new data science methods to the problem of identifying the next asbestos. Praedicat’s multidisciplinary group of founders, working at RAND and Risk Management Solutions (RMS), introduced our discoveries to friends at some large global insurers, who asked us to turn it into products.

Praedicat launched in 2012 and has grown from there, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. Praedicat now collaborates with both commercial insurance and product stewardship clients, dedicating ourselves to helping companies take risks in the face of emerging risk.

So in short, our multi-disciplinary team partners with our clients, employing forward looking, science-based analytics to help them achieve profitable and sustainable growth. And when we do it right, we not only help our clients succeed, we also make the world a cleaner, safer and healthier place to live.

Win-win.

CAREERS

Praedicat is growing and hiring.

While we’ve been busy building world-class innovative analytics and software, we’re also focused on creating a unique and special culture that allows our people to thrive and grow. We believe in hard work, being kind, and staying curious. If this sounds like you, read on!

WE ARE MISSION-DRIVEN

Do you want to make the world a cleaner, safer, and healthier place to live while driving profitable and sustainable growth for our clients? We do too.

In fact, it’s our mission. We do it by looking at tons of big data and tomes of scientific literature to identify the risks for humanity and planet earth. We’re always looking to hire good humans who are inspired by and share our mission, so if you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you.

WE ARE MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND COLLABORATIVE

Some people like to problem solve through conflict. That’s not who we are.

We believe in collegiality and multidisciplinary collaboration. We work really well together, even though our areas of expertise vary dramatically. Our policy is to leave our egos at the door. When we listen to understand, rather than to respond, we learn from each other and build off of each other’s ideas. And when you are solving really hard problems that will make the world a better place, positivity and passion are a wonderful foundation.

WE ARE CUTTING-EDGE

Fortune tellers gazing into a crystal ball is kind of old-school, especially in today’s uber-digital, big-data-driven world.

So call us new-school mystics. Our cutting edge technologies not only allow us to anticipate upcoming speedbumps and forecast what unexpected risks lie dormant around the next corner, but be prepared for them. If you think you can help us continue to refine our cutting edge technologies to anticipate what’s to come, we’re hiring.

INCENTIVE COMPENSATION BENEFITS

We believe our people are our greatest assets. That’s why we put together competitively generous benefits packages for our people to enjoy.

  • Participation in Praedicat’s Stock Incentive Plan offering equity-based incentives for employees, including annual equity bonuses tied to individual and company performance
  • The ability to contribute to a Praedicat-sponsored 401(k) plan
  • Medical insurance coverage, with both HMO and PPO options, as well as dental and vision coverage
  • Generous allotment of PTO (paid time off) and official holidays each year

Open positions

Here are the positions we open at the moment. If the exact job you’re looking for isn’t listed but you still want to reach out, we encourage you to do so!

Systems Administrator / IT Engineer

Title: Systems Administrator / IT Engineer
Location: Los Angeles
Team: Information Technology
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

☒ Full-time or ☐ Part-time

☒Exempt or ☐Non-exempt

Praedicat is a funded FinTech startup in Los Angeles that is delivering innovative new “foresight modeling” to commercial clients built on cutting-edge big data analytics and technologies.  We are looking to hire a System Administrator / IT Engineer to join our growing team in Los Angeles. In this role, you will be working closely with our Engineering and Modeling teams for the technical design, planning, implementation, and the highest level of performance tuning and recovery procedures for mission critical enterprise systems. The ability to think strategically, visualize system relationships and drive multiple projects to successful completion is paramount to this position. This position will also provide second level help desk support to local users.

  • Making a difference: Our products deliver data from peer-reviewed science into the workflow of business so that our clients can use it to make better decisions – cleaner technologies, safer products, a healthier environment.
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration: We work in teams with smart people from multiple disciplines to develop creative solutions.
  • Hard problems and cutting-edge technologies: Our data science, modeling and software engineering challenges are hard and innovative solutions are necessary.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide local site configuration, updating and administration of IT infrastructure: servers, security, networking, storage systems, and desktops
  • Implement, update and administer Microsoft technologies and other commercial or open source tech stacks
  • Provision, configure and maintain physical / virtual machine / dockers on on-premise / cloud (Amazon Web Services / Azure) infrastructure
  • Provide 24/7 support for production servers / sites
  • Perform second level support for all workstation and server class systems
  • Monitor systems and network to determine potential issues existing in the environment
  • Maintain a high level of network security to prevent and mitigate data breaches
  • Work with the tech teams to develop, implement, and maintain infrastructure disaster recovery and high availability procedures
  • Document system configurations, updates to a system and procedures or policies
  • Select and manage external IT resources and coordinate with vendors and internal users when implementing a new system or deploying a new solution
  • Collaborate with the tech teams to build and manage annual technology-related budget, including detailed record-keeping of purchasing and inventory
  • Collaborate with all company teams to implement new services into production as well as new technology systems
  • Research new trends and technologies leading to testing and justification for deployment
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer to peers

 

Required Experience

  • B.Sc. in computer science, or relevant work experience
  • 3+ years as a system administrator or equivalent
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Self-directed with a demonstrable high degree of initiative
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to assist other team members in problem solving
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability and desire to work in an informal, collaborative, transparent, and team-oriented environment

 

Required Knowledge

  • Microsoft OS – Windows 7, 8, & 10, Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V
  • Active Directory and DNS, DFS, Group Policies
  • Windows & Network Security and Firewall
  • Security patching & antivirus tools
  • AD Domain Controllers, DNS, DHCP, FTP, SMTP, IIS servers
  • MS OFFICE 365 including Exchange, OneDrive, Sharepoint, and User Management
  • UNIX / Ubuntu Administration
  • Computer peripherals including Printers, Webcams, External Drives, Docking Stations.

 

Preferred Knowledge

  • RAID management and Array controller
  • Dell PowerVault SAN Storage Array
  • Server Remote connectivity tools
  • System Fault Tolerance Design, Business continuity and Disaster recovery planning
  • Software License Management
  • Routers, Dell SonicWall Firewall, and VPN admin
  • Allworx VOIP Telephone systems
  • AWS administration, VPC, EC2, Load Balancers, Security Groups (firewall), RDS, & S3 Storage
  • Mediawiki, Gitlab, SVN, MongoDB, MS SQL Administration
  • Domain Registration, SSL’s, WordPress Administration
  • IT Budgeting, purchasing, inventory and expense reporting

 

Incentive Compensation Benefits

Praedicat believes in a work-life balance that is supported by a competitive compensation and benefits package. All full-time regular employees are eligible for benefits such as:

  • Participation in Praedicat’s Stock Incentive Plan offering equity-based incentives for employees, including annual equity bonuses tied to individual and company performance
  • The ability to contribute to a Praedicat-sponsored 401(k) plan
  • Medical insurance coverage, with both HMO and PPO options, as well as dental and vision coverage
  • Generous allotment of PTO (paid time off) and official holidays each year

Senior Administrative Assistant

Title: Senior Administrative Assistant
Location: Los Angeles
Team: Enterprise Services
Reports to: Corporate Chief of Staff

☒ Full-time or ☐ Part-time

☐ Exempt or ☒ Non-exempt

Praedicat is a funded FinTech startup in Los Angeles that is delivering innovative new “foresight modeling” to commercial clients built on cutting-edge big data analytics and technologies.  We are looking to hire a Senior Administrative Assistant who will report to the Corporate Chief of Staff. You will provide administrative support for the team at large and assist with special projects in a range of departments as assigned.

To be successful, you will be expected to develop a thorough understanding of the Praedicat culture and environment in order to consistently anticipate our office needs and support our team.

  • Making a difference: Our products deliver data from peer-reviewed science into the workflow of business so that our clients can use it to make better decisions – cleaner technologies, safer products, a healthier environment.
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration: We work in teams with smart people from multiple disciplines to develop creative solutions.
  • Hard problems and cutting-edge technologies: Our data science, modeling and software engineering challenges are hard and innovative solutions are necessary.

 

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Corporate Chief of Staff with planning company meetings and special event planning
  • Coordinate with Corporate Chief of Staff to provide support for the team at large
  • Support recruiting efforts across teams and assist with screening and seeking out qualified candidates
  • Assist with providing day-to-day office support and maintaining a fun, efficient and professional office environment
  • Oversee front desk phone coverage, greet visitors, and receive/deliver mail
  • Book travel and process expense reports
  • Heavy calendaring for multiple team members
  • Oversee company lunch plan to create a variety of meal options for staff to enjoy
  • Maintain snack inventory and coordinate food orders for meetings
  • Manage inventory of and order office, kitchen, and janitorial supplies
  • Keep kitchen and conference rooms clean, plants watered
  • Coordinate recruitment events and prepare recruiting reports
  • Screen incoming calls from recruiting firms
  • Provide complete, accurate and inspiring information to candidates about the company and position
  • Review resumes and credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements
  • Under the guidance of the hiring manager, draft job descriptions and post jobs to appropriate recruiting websites
  • Run errands as needed
  • Provide coverage for Corporate Chief of Staff and administrative team on an as needed basis

 

Technical Skills

  • Advanced computer and data entry skills (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with the setting up and management of virtual meetings and tools e.g., Join.Me, WebEx, Zoom

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum 8 years prior administrative experience
  • Experience with coordinating with caterers and designing food menus
  • Ability to maintain a high level of discretion
  • Ability to take detailed notes and minutes
  • Good organizational skills
  • Self-directed with a demonstrable high degree of initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ideal candidate has high attention to detail, is motivated by new challenges and a fast-paced work environment, and has excellent problem solving and people skills
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.

 

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working in a startup or research environment
  • Experience working with C-level executives or Board of Directors

 

Incentive Compensation Benefits

Praedicat believes in a work-life balance that is supported by a competitive compensation and benefits package. All full-time regular employees are eligible for benefits such as:

  • Participation in Praedicat’s Stock Incentive Plan offering equity-based incentives for employees, including annual equity bonuses tied to individual and company performance
  • The ability to contribute to a Praedicat-sponsored 401(k) plan
  • Medical insurance coverage, with both HMO and PPO options, as well as dental and vision coverage
  • Generous allotment of PTO (paid time off) and official holidays each year

Marketing Coordinator

Title: Marketing Coordinator
Location: New York, NY
Team: Enterprise Services
Reports to: Corporate Chief of Staff

☒ Full-time or ☐ Part-time

☐ Exempt or ☒ Non-exempt

Praedicat is a funded FinTech startup in Los Angeles that is delivering innovative new “foresight modeling” to commercial clients built on cutting-edge big data analytics and technologies.  We are looking to hire a Marketing Coordinator who is talented at multi-tasking and appropriately handling a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities. You will support our Client team, anticipating the team’s needs and taking initiative to solve problems independently. To be successful, you will be expected to develop a thorough understanding of Praedicat’s administrative, sales, client management, and marketing processes and consistently deliver outstanding high-level administrative support to the team.

  • Making a difference: Our products deliver data from peer-reviewed science into the workflow of business so that our clients can use it to make better decisions – cleaner technologies, safer products, a healthier environment.
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration: We work in teams with smart people from multiple disciplines to develop creative solutions.
  • Hard problems and cutting-edge technologies: Our data science, modeling and software engineering challenges are hard and innovative solutions are necessary.

Responsibilities

 

Sales, Client Management, Marketing

  • Assisting team members with day to day marketing tasks and coordinating marketing projects and activities as requested
  • Support internal and client-facing processes such as user management, report generation, contract management and other client-related issues
  • Support in the planning of, and coordinate multiple facets of, client meetings, workshops, sponsored events and conferences
  • Facilitate outward client communications such as release notes, client surveys and email campaigns for new and existing users and clients
  • Coordinate all aspects of client-facing webinars
  • Maintain and update external and internal systems including Salesforce, MindTouch, ClientSuccess and network directories
  • Implement updates to website and social media posts using WordPress and any other software necessary
  • Assist with assembling distribution lists for marketing campaigns
  • Assist with planning workshops, conferences, receptions, trade shows and special events, as assigned
  • Assist with the production of marketing materials including newsletters, publications, presentations, brochures, banners, documents and emails
  • Under the direction of the Chief of Staff, support the planning of high profile events and meetings, including user conferences and advisory committee meetings
  • Assist in the design of presentations and mockups, and coordinate with consultants for short term marketing projects
  • Maintain and archive all marketing inventory and collateral

 

General Administrative Tasks

  • Manage multiple calendars
  • Set up for meetings, including conference calls, screen sharing, and beverage/food station
  • Assist with PowerPoint presentations and make updates to Excel documents
  • Take notes as needed
  • Book travel and prepare travel itineraries
  • Prepare and submit expense reports
  • Provide phone coverage for customer service and technical support (TeleDirect) lines and monitor/respond to incoming email requests
  • Act as backup for administrative support team members
  • Run errands on an as-needed basis
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

Requirements

  • At least 5 years of administrative experience at a software company, preferably one with a SaaS model
  • Advanced computer and data entry skills (e.g., Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress)
  • Experience with the setting up and management of virtual meetings and tools (e.g., Join.Me, WebEx, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Google Hangouts and conference calls)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-directed with a demonstrable high degree of initiative
  • Excellent problem solving and people skills
  • Motivated by new challenges and a fast-paced work environment
  • Flexibility to travel, when needed

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a startup or research environment
  • Experience working with C-level executives
  • Experience in Sales and Marketing

 

Incentive Compensation Benefits

Praedicat believes in a work-life balance that is supported by a competitive compensation and benefits package. All full-time regular employees are eligible for benefits such as:

  • Participation in Praedicat’s Stock Incentive Plan offering equity-based incentives for employees, including annual equity bonuses tied to individual and company performance
  • The ability to contribute to a Praedicat-sponsored 401(k) plan
  • Medical insurance coverage, with both HMO and PPO options, as well as dental and vision coverage
  • Generous allotment of PTO (paid time off) and official holidays each year

LEADERSHIP

Dr. Robert T. Reville

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Robert T. Reville is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Praedicat. Before Praedicat, Reville was Senior Economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. At RAND, he conceived and led the R&D project that provided the foundation for Praedicat.

From 2002 to 2008, he was the Director of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, a research center dedicated to improving public policy related to liability, compensation and insurance. He was also founder and co-director of the RAND Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy, a policy research center at RAND which published research on terrorism insurance that was influential in congressional debates over the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Reville has published extensively on compensation for occupationally disabled workers. He served for two terms on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reville received his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.

Lisa Gallagher

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Gallagher is the Chief Financial Officer of Praedicat. She was most recently a Senior Director in the Emerging Risk Solutions Group at Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) where she was involved with the liability catastrophe model development and business development. Prior to that, Gallagher was an Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, a large New York based law firm, where she was a member of the corporate group, focusing primarily on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and public company Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance.

From 1999 to 2004, Gallagher was a member of RMS’ Risk & Technology Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management groups, initially conducting analyses using RMS’ natural catastrophe models, and then contributing to the development and deployment of RMS’ risk-adjusted return on capital (RAROC) model and terrorism model. She is admitted to the State Bar of California, received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and M.B.A. in Finance from Kellogg School of Management, and received her A.B. in Economics from Princeton University.

Dr. David Loughran

Senior Vice President of Product & Chief Economist

Dr. David Loughran is Senior Vice President of Product & Chief Economist for Praedicat. Previous to this role, Loughran was Senior Economist at the RAND Corporation, Associate Director of RAND Labor and Population, and Professor of Economics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Over his 12 years at RAND, Loughran served as principal investigator for a diverse portfolio of empirically-driven, policy-relevant research in the areas of insurance, labor markets, demography and energy and was a core member of the research and development team that conceptualized and piloted Praedicat’s proprietary liability risk assessment capabilities. Other research conducted by Loughran in the field of insurance includes a study of the effect of no-fault auto insurance on driving behavior, an award-winning study of the determinants of administrative awards for pain and suffering, and an oft-cited study of the relative risks posed by older drivers. Loughran received a RAND President’s Award for his innovative research on the effects of military deployment and combat injury on labor market outcomes and disability compensation and has received awards for best paper in the Journal of Risk and Insurance and Energy Journal. Loughran holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Siddharth Chawla

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Siddharth Chawla is the Senior Vice President of Engineering, holding a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Agra University, with over 18 years of experience in Information Technology that spans multiple industry verticals including finance, insurance, telecom, retail banking, healthcare and media/entertainment.

He is an Engineering thought leader with experience in delivering highly scalable, large, complex software products. Additionally, he is experienced in scaling, growing and inspiring teams. His core competencies include: multi-tenant SaaS architectures, microservices, event driven architectures using message bus and queuing, big data analytics using Data Warehouse databases including Massively Parallel Processing databases.

Melissa Boudreau

Senior Vice President of Modeling

Melissa Boudreau is the Senior Vice President of Modeling at Praedicat. In her 30+ year professional tenure, Ms. Boudreau has built mathematical models and commercial software for quantifying complex and specialized risks, including tropical cyclone and severe convective storms, weather derivative risks, environmental impairment liability, and emerging market risks.

Prior to joining Praedicat, Ms. Boudreau was Director of General Insurance Software for Actuarial Resources Corporation, where she led the creation of actuarial and risk management software and related consulting services, assisting insurers in Mexico with understanding their risk profiles and complying with evolving solvency regulations. Previously, Ms. Boudreau was Senior Manager of Advanced Analytics for SAS, assisting insurers with Solvency II compliance. As Senior Consultant with Towers Perrin, Ms. Boudreau led the development of capital models, pioneering many of the techniques commonly used in today’s models. Ms. Boudreau is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

BOARD

Jacques Dubois

Jacques Dubois retired at the end of 2006 from Swiss Re Group where he had served as a Member of Swiss Re’s Executive Board in Zurich, Switzerland and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, the holding company for Swiss Re’s operations in North America.

In addition, Mr. Dubois held other roles at Swiss Re, including Deputy Head of Swiss Re’s Global Life and Health Reinsurance division, and board member of Swiss Re subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of South Africa and Australia. During his last two years at Swiss Re, he served as Global Head of Corporate Development.

For nearly twenty years starting in 1979, Mr. Dubois was one of three partners of Insurance Investment Associates, an investment banking partnership that was focused on the merger and acquisition of insurance companies. In 1988, he and his two partners founded Life Re Corporation for the purpose of acquiring General Reassurance Corporation from General Reinsurance Corporation in a leveraged buyout. Life Re, with Mr. Dubois as President, became a public company listed on the NYSE in 1992 and grew by increasing its traditional reinsurance business and by developing a business that became known as Administrative Reinsurance, or Admin Re. He remained a partner at Insurance Investment Associates until 1998 when he joined Swiss Re upon its acquisition of Life Re. He began his career in 1972 when he joined Philo Smith & Company, a securities firm specializing in insurance company stock research and insurance company M&A.

Since retiring, Mr. Dubois has served as a consultant to financial institutions on matters including acquisitions, litigations, collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps. He has also been active as a board member of several charitable organizations.

While at Swiss Re, Mr. Dubois served as co-chairman of the Advisory Board of RAND’s Center for Terrorism Risk and Management Policy. He currently is a member of the Advisory Board for RAND’s Center for Global Risk and Security.

Mr. Dubois holds an A.B. in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross (1970) and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (1972).

John Hendrickson

John Joseph Hendrickson served as a Director of Validus Holdings, Ltd. since its formation in 2005 until July 2018 when Validus was acquired by AIG. In 2013, Mr. Hendrickson joined Validus Group as Director of Strategy, Risk Management and Corporate Development. Prior to this, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of SFRi LLC, an independent investment and advisory firm specializing in the insurance industry. From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Hendrickson held various positions with Swiss Re, including as Member of the Executive Board, Head of Capital Partners (Swiss Re’s Merchant Banking Division) and Managing Partner of Securitas Capital. From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Hendrickson was an investment banker with Smith Barney where he served as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Firm’s Insurance Group. John is an Advisory Board member of Parthenon Capital, a Board member of San Francisco Opera as well on the Board of Overseers of St. John University’s School of Risk Management. He received a B.A. in History and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1983. John is married with five children.

Andrew Hoehn

Andrew Hoehn is Senior Vice President for Research and Analysis at the RAND Corporation. He is responsible for all U.S.-based research and analysis, quality assurance, and recruitment and oversight of RAND’s 950 research staff.

Mr. Hoehn previously served as a RAND Vice President and Director of Project AIR FORCE (PAF), where he was responsible for overseeing research and analyses on strategy, force employment, personnel and training, and resource management. He first joined RAND as Director of PAF’s Strategy and Doctrine program. Previously, Mr. Hoehn was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, responsible for developing and implementing U.S. defense strategy, force planning and assessments, and long-range policy planning. Earlier, as Principal Director for Strategy and Director for Requirements in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was responsible for policy oversight of resource planning, materiel requirements, and military roles and missions. Prior to joining government, Mr. Hoehn was associate editor of the Marine Corps Gazette.

Mr. Hoehn is professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and was adjunct professor of strategic studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of advisors for the Center for New American Security, and the board of visitors at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Mr. Hoehn earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

Frank V. McMahon

Frank V. McMahon is a founding partner at American Discovery Capital (“ADC”), a middle-market growth equity investment firm based in Los Angeles, California. Prior to forming ADC, Mr. McMahon served as Executive Chairman of DataQuick Information Solutions, a leading property information company, owned by TPG Capital until its successful sale in 2014. He previously served as CEO of First American Information Services (now called CoreLogic) and as Vice Chairman and CFO of The First American Corporation. While at First American, he spearheaded the effort to split the company into two separate publicly traded companies to unlock the value of the data and analytics division, dramatically reduced corporate costs and drove strong organic revenue growth and expanding margins at CoreLogic.

Prior to joining The First American Corporation, he spent 20 years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers specializing in Financial Institutions. Mr. McMahon holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS degree in Economics from Villanova University.

Mr. McMahon currently serves on the Board of Directors of Real Matters Inc., on the advisory board of Lereta, Inc. and is actively involved as a board member of several charitable organizations.

Mary Merkel

Mary Merkel retired in 2016 from Zurich Insurance Company where she served as Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich North America.  In this role she led the development of the underwriting strategy for the United States and Canada, including line of business strategies, actuarial pricing, predictive analytics, and underwriting governance .

In her thirty plus year career with Zurich, Mary held other roles including Chief Underwriting Officer for Casualty on a worldwide basis, and Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich’s Global Corporate business in the United States.  She has extensive underwriting experience across multiple lines of business and geographies.

Before joining Zurich, she began her career at Royal Insurance Company.

Mary is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Risk Management/Insurance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA).

Dr. Robert T. Reville

Dr. Robert T. Reville is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Praedicat. Until recently, Dr. Reville was Senior Economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. At RAND, he conceived and led the liability catastrophe R&D project that provided the foundation for Praedicat.

From 2002-2008, Dr. Reville was the Director of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, a research center dedicated to improving public policy related to liability, compensation and insurance. He was also founder and co-director of the RAND Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy, a policy research center at RAND which published research on terrorism insurance that was influential in congressional debates over the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. He was the director of the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance. Dr. Reville’s final publication from his tenure at RAND was an edited volume Transparency in the U.S. Civil Justice System, published by Oxford University Press in 2012.

Dr. Reville has published extensively on occupationally disabled workers. His work on wage losses from permanent partial disability was cited and several recommendations adopted in workers’ compensation reform legislation by the California legislature. He served for two terms on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Reville received his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.