Tim Davis Joins Gross Consulting

Gross Consulting is excited to announce the addition of our newest Consultant, Tim Davis!

Tim has over 17 years of experience as an actuary and economist in the insurance industry.  He has enjoyed a broad range of experience in areas including crop, large accounts pricing, program business, and ceded reinsurance.  He has supplemented this experience with roles outside the insurance industry as an entrepreneur and business owner, as well as a financial advisor.

Before joining Gross Consulting, Tim was Vice President and Senior Actuary at Hudson Insurance Company, supporting their Crop Insurance line of business.  This role focused on fund allocation, reserving, and product development.  Prior to this role, he served as an economist with the USDA’s Risk Management Agency, supporting the 508(h) product submission, review, approval, and implementation procedure.

Tim has served as an actuary at The St. Paul Companies and Employers Reinsurance Corporation.

Tim earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from Northwest Missouri State University.  He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

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Steve Lacke Joins Gross Consulting

Gross Consulting is excited to announce the addition of our newest Senior Consultant, Steve Lacke.

Mr. Lacke has over 28 years of experience as an actuary and insurance executive, particularly in the professional liability area of practice (Medical Professional, E&O, D&O, and EPL.) Most recently, Steve founded Birchwood Consulting, leveraging his considerable medical professional liability expertise to bring creative actuarial consulting solutions to carriers in this space.

Steve spent eight years with Constellation, the parent company of three medical professional liability insurers, where he held multiple leadership positions, including Chief Actuary, CFO and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Steve recorded a decade of service at Travelers/St. Paul Companies in actuarial roles including pricing, reserving, reinsurance, and strategy.

In his spare time, Mr. Lacke is the Chairman of the Board at True Friends Foundation, a nonprofit providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for over 5,000 children and adults with disabilities annually.

Steve is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He also holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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Karen Landrum Joins Gross Consulting

Gross Consulting is excited to announce the addition of our newest Senior Consultant, Karen Landrum.

Karen brings to Gross Consulting a broad set of unique skills and experience.  In addition to direct insurance industry experience while employed with Kemper, Karen also brings an impressive range of expertise in consulting.  While employed with Merlinos & Associates for 8 years, Karen developed and managed an actuarial practice that included both traditional pricing, reserving, and opinion work, as well as more specialized consulting in:

  • new product development
  • experience in emerging markets, such as insuretechs and cannabis products
  • startup/de novo company consulting and rate filings
  • regulatory filing reviews and market conduct exams
  • predictive analytics consulting and development of filing support for predictive models
  • client training on actuarial and predictive analytic methods

Karen is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and holds the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics designation from the CAS Institute.

To learn more about Karen’s experience and how she can help your company to succeed click here.