Built on Principle and Experience.

After more than 20 years of experience working in large, national actuarial firms, Charles E. Dean, FSA, wanted to create a firm that encompasses the highest standards of actuarial practice without compromise or conflicts of interest. In Dallas, Texas in 1994 he founded Dean Actuaries on four fundamental principles: uncompromised service, impeccable standards, distinct expertise, and clear communication. The firm has been successfully providing actuarial and related services solely for retirement plans in the area of both public and private, tax-qualified and non-qualified for over 15 years.

Our Distinct Advantage

As standard procedure, and without the big firm rates, we assign a qualified actuary to lead and perform work on all projects and assignments, greatly reducing the risk of costly errors. Additionally, all of our work is on a fee for service basis; we accept no commissions and sell no products ensuring our clients that our interests are focused purely on the actuarial aspect of their business.

Continuing Education

We believe continuing professional education is essential to the quality of our service to our clients. Our staff actuaries, Mr. Dean and Mr. Sullivan, are frequent participants at Society of Actuaries meetings and other professional conferences.

Our Actuary, Peer Reviewed Approach.

Our approach to staffing is different from most actuarial firms and better for our clients. At Dean Actuaries all actuarial work is performed and checked - not just supervised - by actuaries. We use actuarial technicians only for data entry; actuarial work is always done by qualified actuaries.

Staff Bios.

Charles Dean, FSA

Consulting Actuary

Charles Dean has 36 years of experience as an actuary and employee benefit consultant. He has been a principal of A. S. Hansen and Foster Higgins and founded the consulting firm of Dean Actuaries. His professional experience includes designing, implementing and monitoring retirement and other employee benefit plans.

Sean Sullivan, FSA

Consulting Actuary

Sean has 29 years of experience as an actuary and employee benefits consultant; he has provided pension consulting services to public plans for 15 of those years. He has worked for various national firms, including Foster Higgins, Coopers & Lybrand, Arthur Andersen, and Dun & Bradstreet. His professional experience includes the design, implementation and administration of retirement programs in both the public and private sector.

John Kaspar

Support Actuary

John has 18 years of experience as an actuarial assistant and employee benefits consultant; he has provided pension consulting services to public plans for his entire career. He came to Dean Actuaries from Foster Higgins, a national consulting firm.