Perry H. Beaumont, Ph.D., presently serves as Head of Data & Actuarial Science at The Distinguished Programs Group, a national insurance program manager. Perry’s responsibilities include a variety of risk mitigation and revenue enhancement initiatives, and evaluating new opportunities. With a senior position in the organization, Perry also contributes to strategy development and vision.
Perry has an extensive background in the insurance domain, especially as relates to developing and growing various lines of business as well as having participated in a number of acquisitions and divestitures. At one time he launched and subsequently sold a FinTech firm. Perry has also lived and worked in different countries around the globe, inclusive of three years in Paris with AXA. Perry enjoys sharing his expertise, and is a Lecturer at Columbia University. He has written highly regarded books on business topics, and is the author of a U.S. patent, as well as an assortment of articles and blogs. Perry’s most recent publication is Digital Finance, released by Routledge Press in the fall of 2019. His other books include Financial Engineering and Fixed Income Synthetic Assets, both published by Wiley & Sons.
Perry has a doctorate from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), and did post-graduate work in France. He is involved with a variety of volunteer groups, though notably as a mentor with Columbia’s Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design center, and as a sponsor of SPACE on Ryder Farm which supports aspiring artists in a variety of fields.