What are your goals in your role at your company?
As an actuary working in investment management, I aim to understand and respond to investment risk in innovative and creative ways. I also strive to contribute to our company’s global mindset by working with our offices worldwide. Our world is shrinking, and we must be internationally relevant and competitive.

What are your goals for your community involvement?
Des Moines’ strong creative fabric is one of this city’s greatest treasures; the arts bring us together and enrich our lives. To sustain and grow our artistic offerings, we must invest in our future, and I want to bolster Des Moines Choral Society’s outreach to the next generation of musicians and performers.

What’s your biggest passion, and why? 
I deeply value my personal and professional relationships and love to collaborate and connect with others. I’m a firm believer that people are an organization’s most important asset, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with exceptionally engaged, focused and energetic individuals.

What is it that drives you? 
My first priority is to serve God and serve others, and my motivation to pursue excellence flows from my Christian faith. I seek out opportunities to use my time and talents wisely, and success, both personal and professional, enables me to impact my company and community for the better.

What are your future aspirations? 
I aspire to be a leader in quantitative portfolio management. As our world evolves, I want to use my actuarial background to meaningfully leverage data and subsequently communicate this value to our clients. Longer term, I hope to contribute to my company as a senior leader.

Four reasons he’s a Forty: 

1. He is committed to strengthening Principal’s global presence and has worked in Sao Paulo and London on behalf of the company.
2. He quickly gained his actuarial credentials, FSA and CERA, earning the highest possible score on three actuarial exams.
3. As a board member and past vice president of the Des Moines Choral Society, he has enhanced their community engagement and outreach efforts.
4. He won the Des Moines Playhouse’s Gypsy volunteer award, chosen from the season’s 200 cast members.