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Brian Nordyke

Vice President

Brian leads Insurance engagements within SSA’s Financial Services practice. In this role, Brian leads teams as an engagement manager in focus areas such as organizational and operational model redesign, cost to serve and market profitability analysis, consolidation and relocation strategies, and portfolio optimization & resource allocation.  Additionally, Brian serves as a thought leader and regularly publishes in industry publications on topics such as the changing insurance risk landscape, key operational challenges in the industry, and the evolution of analytics (e.g. GenAI) that will be critical for future growth.

Prior to joining SSA & Company, Brian was a Managing Consultant at IBM Global Business Services, where he led new solutions development for the Wealth Management & Financial Markets practice.  He primarily focused in developing new solutions in the private wealth space with a particular emphasis on enhancing advisor productivity through integration of advanced analytics into advisor desktops and client reports.

Brian is a member of the Professional Development Committee and is a Junior Resource Development Lead. Outside of work, he is involved in Pro Bono consulting for PennPAC and is a board member for CityRocks Mentoring Program. He enjoys rock climbing, biking, as well as playing lawn and board games.

Education:

  • Columbia Business School, Executive MBA in Machine Learning and Decision Systems, Corporate Finance, and Entrepreneurial Management
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Economics

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Can Better Resource Management Help P&C Out of Its Slump?

The property and casualty sector has suffered steep and unambiguous losses in recent years – better resource management could be the solution the industry is looking for. Brian Nordyke and Jonathan Schwartz are featured in this Property Casualty 360 article looking at how better resource management could help property casualty insurers.

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Annuity Carriers Boost Staff & Streamline Operations to Handle Booming Business

Insurers are prioritizing operational resilience and sales automation to meet surging consumer demand for fixed-rate annuities. Wayne Dix and Brian Nordyke talked to Life Annuity Specialist about operating in today’s environment in this article. 

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A New Approach to Resource Management

Better resource management can help insurers avoid wasting time and resources on projects. Brian Nordyke and Jonathan Schwartz offer insights to enhance operational efficiency in this Insurance Thought Leadership article.

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What Insurance Outsourcing Trends to Watch For

“What Insurance Outsourcing Trends to Watch For” for Digital Insurance by John Rodgers, Rajeev Aggarwal, and Brian Nordyke looks at the latest outsourcing trends and best practices for insurance companies forming external partnerships for non-core and support functions.

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How Insurtech M&A Could Play a Role in Product and Service Adoption

Despite seeming reluctant to make sweeping changes, the insurance industry continues to be at the forefront of adopting

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Multi-Channel Customer Engagement – Today’s “Must” for Insurers

As more customers interact with insurers digitally than ever before, multi-channel engagement is the key to facilitating successful

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How Tech is Evolving Insurance Risk Analysis

In insurance, risk – and the tools used to evaluate risk – are evolving into a divided model.

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