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R/Shiny consultant

Resume posted by merlinoa in Insurance.
Desired salary: $125,000.00
Desired position type: Freelance
Location: Atlanta Georgia, United States

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Lead R/Shiny consultant at Tychobra. I am passionate about data science and web development. I also have extensive experience working as an actuarial consultant in the insurance industry.



Self Education:

  • Data science (R, Shiny, Reproducible Reporting, Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning)
  • Full stack web development (JavaScript, Node.js, React, various databases, cloud service providers)

Actuarial Exams:

  • CAS Exams 1, 2, 3, 4, ST, LC, 5
  • CAS Modules
  • VEE Credit

Washington and Lee University:

  • Graduated May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science with special attainments in Commerce, Accounting and Business Administration


Tychobra – Owner and lead consultant – May 2017 to Present

  • Developing predictive modeling and data management software for insurance
  • Consulting and training on R and Shiny
  • Founding and building of business


Oliver Wyman  – Actuarial Consultant / R Programmer – September 2015 to April 2017

  • led Practice’s initiative to deliver R analytics and Shiny apps to clients across the US
  • Predictive modeling of claims and exposures
  • Proposed idea for and developed database application which was sold to clients (note: the app created a new revenue stream and improved actuarial analyses by allowing better access to clients’ data)
  • Gave multiple presentations and training sessions on using and understanding R and Shiny
  • Created actuarial reserve reports for self-insured companies

Turner Consulting, Inc. – Actuarial Analyst – December 2011 to July 2015

  • Analyzed property casualty insurance and self-insurance exposures
  • Created actuarial reserve reports and overall rate level recommendations
  • Developed experience rating plans
  • Modeled insurance losses using R and various predictive modeling techniques
  • Drafted proposals for potential clients


  • R (6 years)
  • Shiny (4+ years)
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • React
  • AWS
  • GCP (Google Cloud Platform)
  • git
  • Linux (primarily Ubuntu)
  • html
  • css
  • consulting


    Actuary, Inurance, R, Shiny

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