Richard Tromacek               


  • Master of Science (M.Sc.), Data Science, South Dakota State University (in progress)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.), Statistics, University of Idaho
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Statistics, Iowa State University
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Mathematics, Iowa State University


  • Proficient with numerous computing software/languages/packages, including: SAS and R statistical packages, Python, C++SQL, Business Objects, Visual Basic, Microsoft Office (including Access, advanced Excel), et al
  • Knowledge of Monte Carlo simulation methods, including Markov chain samplers and stochastic integration
  • Knowledge of multivariate analysis methods, including supervised classification and unsupervised cluster analyses, principal component analysis, discriminant analysis, and factor analysis
  • Knowledge of simple and multiple linear regression and correlation, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance (have conducted numerous analyses, including technical write-ups)
  • Excellent data manipulation skills, including extensive experience designing and constructing large datasets (10 million + rows) for analytics
  • Knowledge of experimental design, including: randomization, replication, blocking, crossing, factorial treatment designs, fractional factorial designs, analysis of covariance (have repeatedly designed experiments using real world data)
  • Knowledge of time series analysis, including: model identification for ARMA, SARMA, ARIMA, and SARIMA models, differencing, seasonality, (have conducted numerous independent analyses, including technical write-ups
  • Knowledge of interest theory and the valuation of life contingent financial products such as various types of annuities


  • Informatics Analyst III (Business Analytics), Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, 2015 – current.  Work as a healthcare informatics research analyst, including: providing consultative and analytic expertise to a wide variety of healthcare projects, providing integrated comprehensive reporting to various business units and stakeholders on an ad hoc basis, conducting and presenting data analytics research projects, designing data extracts, building end-user data applications, statistical modeling, et al
  • Financial Analyst II (Actuarial), The Principal Financial Group, 2011 – 2015.  Work as an analyst in actuarial department, including: monthly liability calculation ($20B+), designing various quantitative controls to ensure accuracy of valuation process, designing and conducting statistical experience studies used in assumption setting, complex data set construction, new financial product implementation, design and creation of end-user data applications, et al
  • Mathematics Instructor, Des Moines Area Community College, 2011 – current. Teach various mathematics courses in moderate to large classroom setting, including: lecturing, designing curriculum, assigning/grading homework/tests, et al
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University, 2009 – 2012. Teach Business Calculus and comparable mathematics courses in moderate to large classroom setting, including: lecturing, designing curriculum, assigning and grading homework/exams.


  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • American Statistical Association (ASA)