Mark Priven, FCAS, MAAA

President, Risk Management Consulting


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As President of the Risk Management Consulting Practice Mark Priven is responsible for managing and promoting the development and expansion of this service area, while continuing to perform actuarial and risk financing studies for his current clients. Mark is an actuary with extensive experience serving both public and private agencies and pools over the last 15 years. Active in the risk management industry, he currently serves on the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau Actuarial Committee, the Associate Member Council of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC), is a Member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and is Past President of Casualty Actuaries of the Bay Area (CABA).

Mark is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, such as RIMS, Institutional Investor, PARMA, CAJPA, and ASSE. He has presented on a variety of topics, including Enterprise Risk Management; Insurance Regulation; Impact of Workers' Comp Reform; Measuring the Effectiveness of Risk Control; Total Cost of Risk; Actuarial Reserving; Insurance vs. Gambling; and Benchmarking. Mark also taught a class for several years to actuaries on retrospective rating, pricing individual accounts, excess loss pricing, and risk classification.

Mark has been named by Workers' Comp Executive as one of the "Most Influential People in Workers' Comp for 2010." Selection criteria were based on prominence in the industry, including expertise in a particular area, contributions and influence on legislation and policy, and leadership and representation.

Prior to joining Bickmore, for five years Mark was Vice President supporting retail brokerage clients at one of the largest international brokerage firms. He provided risk managers and brokers with loss forecasts, reserve studies, cost allocation plans, program comparisons, risk retentions analyses, benchmarking, and price negotiations, and assisted in program design and feasibility studies for finite risk, captives, and self-insurance.

As a Senior Reserving Analyst for one of California’s largest insurance companies, Mark was responsible for special studies of $1 billion in workers’ compensation reserves and claims handling costs. He also served as lead actuary supporting captives and franchise/association accounts.

Mark holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed coursework at the University of Bristol.

Service Expertise

Risk Management Consulting
Regulatory Projects
Property and Casualty

Industry Specialization

Local Governments (Cities, Counties, Special Districts)  /  Universities and Colleges  /  School Districts (K-12)  /  Joints Powers Authorities (Self-Insurance)  /  Health Care  /  Construction  /  Self-Insured Groups and Trusts  /  Captives and Risk Retention Groups