Bob Morand

Bob Morand

Sector Leader, Insurance


Bob Morand is Sector Leader, Insurance for Korn Ferry Futurestep, based in Chicago. He has performed mid-level and senior-level searches across key areas in the insurance industry, focusing on actuarial, analytics, underwriting and risk management professionals.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, he was President and Managing Partner of DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment, the leading recruitment firm in this space. He was with DW Simpson for 25 years, the last eight years as president, managing partner and leader of the firm’s Retained Search Services division.

Mr. Morand has worked extensively with primary insurers, reinsurers, consultancies and brokerage firms. For these clients, he has recruited and place Chief Actuaries, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Direct Entry Partner into consultancies, and other mid-to-senior level professionals in support of these aforementioned roles.

In addition, Mr. Morand in the past 20 years has presented, and continues to present, at numerous industry conferences. Session topics have included: 1. Hiring trends in the actuarial and analytics profession – and how employers can be market competitive to retain talent; 2. Building communication skills through Improvisation; and, 3. Creating dynamic presentations. He also has tailored these presentations to individual companies and departments.Prior to his career in insurance recruitment, Mr. Morand worked as an account executive with advertising agencies in Chicago. He helped develop brands and national marketing/advertising campaigns for Coors Brewing, R.J. Reynolds and Burger King. 

A former improv actor, Mr. Morand received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University