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Julie Garwood was a tremendous help while I was navigating a lengthy application process, spanning resume creation, evaluating opportunities, interviewing, negotiating an offer, and making my final decision – she was there for me every step of the way providing professional and objective advice and support.

I am an experienced healthcare actuary, and while I knew I wanted to look for a new job, I wanted to be selective, and Julie provided me a great list of openings and helped me assess which would be the best fit for me. Julie represented me for a number of opportunities which ultimately resulted in a fantastic job offer. I simultaneously had a competing offer from personal connections, and Julie kept my best interests in mind at all times, helping me through the negotiation and decision process with an especially thoughtful approach and communication strategy.

The final salary I accepted was significantly higher as a result of Julie’s advice, and the role is a great fit. I would not hesitate to reach out to Julie again, for either job or candidate seeking purposes, and I would recommend Julie and DW Simpson to any of my peers.


Julie Garwood is one of the best actuarial recruiters I have known in my 30+ years working as an actuary. She is not only bright, diligent, and personable but most importantly wise. She understands the multifaceted complexities behind the decision to switch companies not only includes work considerations but also family and lifestyle. Her holistic thinking and friendly personality give her clients the confidence that they are making the best decision all things considered. Highly recommended!


A huge thank you to DW Simpson, the very first actuarial recruiter that worked for me. DWS has deep insights into the current actuarial job markets and possesses broad connections with the hiring managers. DWS is so effective and efficient that it only toke me two months to transform my career from a non-traditional actuarial role into the actuarial data science role I am in right now. Thank you again, DWS for directing me for a better career.


DW Simpson found me the position I was looking for. Diligence and industry expertise are just some of what distinguishes them as the premier actuarial placement firm.

CK – Student

DW Simpson is a partner. They listen and provide opportunities that match your goals. The value they add is a relationship built on experience and trust.


Having worked with DW Simpson at several stages in my actuarial career, I have found their savvy and professionalism to be unparalleled. Their experience and relationships with companies in the insurance industry, coupled with their ability to communicate effectively and align skill sets with company needs has resulted in exceptional job opportunities.


When I was looking for my first actuarial job I was aware I had a non-traditional actuarial resume, the route I took wasn’t really the norm. DW Simpson took the time to understand what I wanted to gain from my next position and provided me with opportunities that I qualified for and that allowed career growth. As I started job hunting again for my current role, I reached out to a member of the DW Simpson team and my experience was even better. The team made regular check-ins and made sure I was aware of any openings that fit my requirements. They have always been transparent and provided all available information on the positions offered. The supportive and encouraging team at DW Simpson is the reason I will always recommend the firm to my friends!

NP – Student

DW Simpson was great to work with during my job search! They were very accommodating and incredibly patient with my requirements for a new job and didn’t pressure me to pursue positions that didn’t fit all my needs. They were there from start to finish – from initially presenting me the position to formally accepting, it felt great having DW Simpson “in my corner”. Without DW Simpson’s help, I’d be stuck at my old company/job that I wasn’t completely satisfied with. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out!


DW Simpson was instrumental in connecting me with a position perfectly fitting my lifestyle and career aspirations. The position is perfectly aligned with my strengths and has better advancement potential and significantly better compensation than my previous role. I wouldn’t have found the position without DW Simpson and I’m very grateful!


DW Simpson is unlike many recruiting firms I’ve encountered – their staff is honest, responsive, and there for the long haul. I’ve had the same DW Simpson recruiters since before I was credentialed! Highly recommended.


As an actuary, I get a lot of calls and emails from various actuarial recruiters. However, no matter how many times I’ve talked to them, I’ve been sticking with DW Simpon for several reasons. First, I feel like they know me and know what is best for me instead of asking me to jump from position to another. I’ve gotten calls from recruiters who tell me that I’m a good fit to this new opportunity but that person does not even know what my background is. Second, before interviews, they always prep me and provide tips on how to engage with the interviewers. And after the interviews, they always follow up to see how the interviews went. However, I don’t get this kind of attention from other recruiters. Due to these reasons, I highly recommend DW Simpson if you are serious about changing jobs.


A small firm hired DW Simpson for their first-ever retained national search. DW Simpson quickly found a great match in me, and they worked with me and the firm to come to a compensation and onboarding arrangement that worked for both parties. I, and the firm, couldn’t be more pleased.


I’ve worked with DW Simpson for nearly a decade. I have always been pleased with the experience, and wouldn’t go with anyone else.


DW Simpson impressed me with their white glove service. Beyond gathering roles that matched my background and office culture style, they were my strong partner through the interview and negotiation process. Their level of care and attention to detail is why they are known as best in class.

JB – Actuarial Student

Working with DW Simpson has been a pleasure and a privilege. The company is highly effective and dedicated to their clients. If you care for excellent actuarial recruitment services, DW Simpson is simply the best.


I highly recommend DW Simpson as a recruiting firm. I found them to be professional and communicative, and their industry knowledge and connections stand out from the other actuarial recruiting firms.


My experience with DW Simpson went far beyond my expectations. I went through eleven interviews over two months with the company that ultimately hired me. The recruiter updated me multiple times each week about the feedback from the company and steps moving forward. He also followed up with me after each interview to talk through the positives and the questions that were challenging. In the end I received a fantastic offer as an actuarial analyst in a beautiful city. DW Simpson has changed my life for the better.

EJ – Student

I have been a client of DW Simpson for 10+ years. This has allowed them to learn a lot about my skills and interests. This also allows them to send me opportunities tailored to me, rather than a mass listing of jobs. This diligence paid off this year as I have expanded my career into a new role that would not have happened without DW Simpson. Thank you again!


Patty Simpson and the rest of the great people at DW Simpson have been an important part of the success of the Actuarial Practice of Oliver Wyman, particularly our U.S. Property and Casualty practice. The keys to a successful actuarial consulting firm are smart actuaries who can be both innovative and communicate. DW has been able to identify those type of actuaries for us and then help us understand what it would take get them to join us – always in a professional manner.


DW Simpson knocked it out of the park for me. They provide a comprehensive package of everything you’ll need from start to finish. Highly recommend using their services.


I’ve worked with DW Simpson for years, on both sides of the hiring table. They both put a lot of care into their clients, they adapt to your feedback and are great partners, whether you are looking for a new opportunity, or are a looking to hire that elusive fit for your team!


Patty Simpson recently sourced a successful candidate for our firm and helped orchestrate the process very smoothly. Similarly, in all my interactions with various DW Simpson recruiters over the years, they have been professional, ethical, responsive and helpful in concluding an appropriate hire, without trying to force an inappropriate fit.

Paul B. – FCAS, MAAA