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Dave Benton

Dave Benton


Partner & Chief Human Resources Officer
dave.benton@dwsimpson.com
(312) 867-2338


Dave re-joined DW Simpson Global Actuarial Recruitment in 2007 as Director – Retained Search Services after five years in an actuarial recruiting capacity for an insurance company and consulting firm. Dave was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer in March of 2017. As DW Simpson’s CHRO, he oversees all aspects of the company’s human resources management including industry processes, policies, and operations. He originally began his career with DW Simpson in 1996 as a Recruiter.

He spent six years working with individuals at all levels and within all actuarial disciplines as well as those working in more non-traditional roles. Dave played a key role in managing and building relationships with many of DW Simpson’s clients. In between his time with DW Simpson Dave worked for CNA in Chicago as a Recruiting Consultant specializing in actuarial hiring before joining Ernst & Young as its Experienced Hire Recruiter for the Life & Health and Property & Casualty National Actuarial Practice.

Prior to the recruiting profession, Dave worked for three years as a Personal and Commercial Account Manager with The First National Bank of Chicago. He also worked in business development with the bank and served as Training Coordinator for the Hancock Center Branch. Dave earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Southern Indiana.

Dave currently serves as DW Simpson’s representative on the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) Corporate Advisory Council. Additionally, he has written industry articles such as, The “How-To” of Hiring Top Actuaries published on the SOA’s Riskpertise blog as well as Get Your Offers Accepted, which was published in the Actuary of the Future.