Rick Pretty, FSA, MAAA
Senior Vice President, Deputy Head of Life R&D

Rick leads a multi-disciplinary team in charge of strategic mortality R&D activities, including new data sources and underwriting, mortality research and global referrals for mortality risk.

He also drives innovation initiatives and expansion of the Velogica product into the fully underwritten and preferred market. Rick brings more than 25 years of actuarial and insurance industry leadership experience. He was most recently with TIAA as Senior Managing Director, Product Management & Chief Product Actuary, where, in addition to his actuarial team responsibilities, he was responsible for the management of TIAA’s $250 billion book of fixed and stable value institutional products.

He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Western Michigan University. He is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

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