Graham Gersdorff, PhD (Mathematics), ACAS, President & Co-founder of BattleActs

  Roles in BattleActs

  • Creator of the BattleActs Study System
  • Course Content for Exam 6-Canada & 6-US
  • Web Design & Coding for the BattleActs site
  • Instructor support for Exam 6-Canada (shared with Javid Ali)
  • Instructor support for Exam 6-US

  My Background

  • I did my undergrad in math at the University of Toronto and my PhD at Emory University in Atlanta. Subsequently, I spent a couple of years on the math faculty at Wake Forest University then 4 more years at Elon University before switching to an actuarial career. I worked for 16 years for what is now National General Insurance Company in North Carolina. My duties centered on reserving, and I coded a lot of the software used in the actuarial department. I also taught internal classes in Visual Basic and SAS to analysts, and basic actuarial techniques to analysts and product managers. I moved back to Toronto in 2011 and spent 2 years at Facility Association before taking semi-retirement in 2013 for personal reasons.

Eva Taylor B.Sc., M.S., R.R.P., C.C.R.C. Vice-President & Co-founder of BattleActs

Eva is one of the co-founders of BattleActs and now is responsible for all aspects of operations and business management. She also brings an education and training in the psychology of testing and assessment to ensure our products are user friendly and based on sound strategies for synthesizing and mastery of information.

Diane Bradley, M.B.A. Independent Consultant for BattleActs

Diane joins us with an extensive entrepreneurial background. We are very excited to add her business management and problem-solving expertise to the BattleActs team. Diane’s focus will be on process and product development using her strong research and analytical skills to ensure BattleActs continues to be the premier provider of actuarial study materials.

Javid Ali, MMath, FCAS Independent Consultant for BattleActs

BattleActs is growing. We are very fortunate to have Javid join our team as an Instructor Consultant for Exam 6-Canada. We congratulate Javid on recently attaining his FCAS. His career has spanned over 3 years in the industry and he currently works as a Technical Specialist with a major insurance company. Javid is also a sessional instructor at the University of Waterloo, where student reviews describe him as a great instructor who offers clear explanations and cares about his students. We are very excited to have Javid bring these same skills to BattleActs, offering instructor support for CAS Exam 6 Canada.