In order of appearance
Steven R. Strake
Carol L. Thomas
Debbie L. Benner
FSA, CFA*, EA
Mark A. Tillman
Maia R. Lustgarten
Emma L. Russell
* Non-compliant with continuing education requirements
Howard E. Winklevoss
We’re very grateful to Howard who decided to revisit his first love – pension forecasting – when he started WinTech in 1987. He had written software before, but had sold it and would have to start from scratch. As a professor, he’d always encouraged his graduate students to rewrite their thesis from scratch, musing that they’d write the perfect thesis by building on the learnings from the first version. While his students never did this, Howard did just that with his software, and ProVal was the result. He assembled a team of actuaries to do the actuarial programming, with no need to write specs to explain the actuarial math to developers – a model WinTech proudly maintains to this day. Howard led by challenging and inspiring his team, as a visionary does. He encouraged the team to climb mountains, like creating a sister product, ProAdmin. Howard’s legacy lies in the countless lives he’s touched, from the team at WinTech, their families, and the thousands of users of ProVal and ProAdmin. As he approached his 80th birthday, we’re especially thankful that he took an active role in his own succession, finding a perfect home for WinTech at the Perseus Group of Constellation Software to continue his legacy. Thank you, Howard, and enjoy the oysters.
After more than 40 years in the Defined Benefit Industry, Chavela heads into retirement with plans to travel the world. We have had the pleasure of working with her for the last 16 years. While at WinTech she handled ProAdmin support and testing with a level of focus and skill that we can all learn from. We will miss her candid style, humor, and wit and wish her all the best in the years to come.
We’re going to miss Hank, who retired from WinTech after nearly 18 years. Many of us had the pleasure of working with him before his WinTech days and way before his hair went gray. In true WinTech fashion, he wore many hats, diving headfirst into pension forecasting, user interface design, software testing, business development, contract negotiations, and whatever else was needed along the journey. Above all, he maintained an unrelenting commitment to client service, drawing inspiration from the book “Raving Fans” introduced to him early in his career.
Hank, we miss having you around, but your legacy lives on in the wisdom you taught us every day.