Our Story

The origins of our success.

How DW Simpson Began

The company was established in 1989 with a focus on actuarial recruitment.

We have offices all over the United States and place professionals globally. Our expertise includes property & casualty, life, health, pension, and increasingly non-traditional areas such as risk management, catastrophe modeling, predictive modeling, financial modeling, and data analytics.


Our mission is to be the premier executive recruiting firm specializing in the placement of actuaries and analytics professionals; to be recognized for the best service, integrity and forthrightness that the firm brings to each business relationship; and to be willing at all times to sacrifice short-term gain for the long-term good and prosperity of our clients, our candidates and, as a result, our organization as well.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

We are dedicated to hiring and retaining diverse talent and ensuring that we treat everyone with respect and support. We embrace diversity and strive to create conditions that provide everyone with an equal opportunity to thrive. Our employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

DWS is a proud sponsor of the following organizations:

  • Sexuality and Gender Alliance of Actuaries
  • International Association of Black Actuaries
  • Network of Actuarial Women and Allies
  • Organization of Latino Actuaries
  • South Asian Network of Actuaries
  • Abacus Actuaries

Corporate Sponsorships

Since Our Beginning We Have: