Our Multi-disciplinary Team

Dr. Karl Ricanek Jr.

Dr. Karl Ricanek Jr.

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Karl Ricanek Jr, Ph.D., is the CEO and co-founder of Lapetus Solutions, a health intelligence company that architects and deploys advanced AI/ML for the insurance and financial services industries. Lapetus Solutions has been featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, The Digital Insurer, etc.

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Dr. S. Jay Olshansky

Dr. S. Jay Olshansky

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF SCIENTIST

Dr. Olshansky is the chief scientist at Lapetus with the responsibility of addressing all science related matters at the company involving the life sciences. As co-founder and board member, he is also responsible along with all board members, for the direction of the company.

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Benjamin Barbour

Benjamin Barbour

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Ben leads the development team including product design, architecture, development operations, and security.

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Shauna Collingwood

Shauna Collingwood

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Shauna leads the marketing effort for Lapetus and is the primary relationship manager for key insurance clients and partners.

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Mark DeLoach

Mark DeLoach

HEAD OF US INSURANCE & BANKS

Mark is responsible for business development of US based insurance and bank business.

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Tracy L. Carroll

Tracy L. Carroll

CHIEF OF STAFF

Tracy is responsible for cross functional oversight and business execution, driving processes and resource management.

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Gary Bennett

Gary Bennett

INSURANCE INDUSTRY EXPERT & BUSINESS ADVISOR

Gary Bennett has over 35 years’ experience in financial services as a life insurance executive, developing and leading best-in-class multinational teams around the world.

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David Lloyd

David Lloyd

BOARD MEMBER

David is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and over 30 years of broad financial services experience.

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Jim Montgomery

Jim Montgomery

GLOBAL LEGAL SENIOR COUNSEL & ADVISOR

Jim's expertise in the formation, funding and expansion of high-growth technology companies is an invaluable resource to Lapetus, as is his mentoring and counsel to the leadership team.

Sinan Almukhtar, M.D.

Sinan Almukhtar, M.D.

Sinan Almukhtar, MD, specializes in Internal Medicine and holds a Masters in Public Health. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

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Rishav Bansal, M.D.

Rishav Bansal, M.D.

Dr. Bansal is a consultant Geriatrician at Mahavir Jaipuria Rajasthan Hospital, Jaipur.

Felipe Durán, M.D.

Felipe Durán, M.D.

Carlos Felipe Durán Torres is a Colombian physician, master in epidemiology, currently a professor in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Universidad del Rosario at Bogotá, Colombia.

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Jeffrey Garb, M.D.

Jeffrey Garb, M.D.

Dr. Garb is a board certified retired internist with over 37 years of clinical practice.

Benn Gilmore, M.D.

Benn Gilmore, M.D.

Benn Gilmore MD is a graduate of the University of Michigan College, Medical School and Otorhinolaryngology Residency.

Yuri Nakasato, M.D.

Yuri Nakasato, M.D.

Yuri Nakasato is the Chief of Rheumatology at the VAMC in Fargo, ND, Associate Professor at the University of North Dakota.

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Diana Pardo-Rey, M.D.

Diana Pardo-Rey, M.D.

Diana Pardo-Rey is a Colombian physician, master in biostatistics and currently pursuing her MBA.

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Paola Rode, M.D.

Paola Rode, M.D.

Paola Rode, MD, is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Sunny Singhal, M.D.

Sunny Singhal, M.D.

Dr. Sunny Singhal is a geriatrician and working as a senior resident in the Department of Geriatric Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi.

Dr. Hirám Beltrán-Sánchez

Dr. Hirám Beltrán-Sánchez

SENIOR SCIENTIST

Hirám's research focuses on the demography of health and brings to LSI his global expertise specializing in Latin American countries.

Dr. Samir Soneji

Dr. Samir Soneji

SENIOR SCIENTIST

Samir is a demographer and data scientist. He received his PhD in Demography from Princeton University and has been on the faculty of Dartmouth College and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Dr. Claire Young

Dr. Claire Young

SENIOR SCIENTIST

Claire is the senior scientist for Lapetus and has developed various data modules and analytic products such as those related to healthy life expectancies and mortality ratios across European countries.

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Dr. Yi Li

Dr. Yi Li

SCIENTIST

Yi Li received his Ph.D in Sociology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2015.

Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas

DEVSEC OPS ENGINEER

Carlton uses his expertise in Cyber Security and risk management to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data within Lapetus.

Danny Wilson

Danny Wilson

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

Danny is the technical lead for Generian. He has 9 years of experience developing web software to facilitate product ordering and completion, business management, and reporting.

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Harry Atwal

Harry Atwal

LEAD DATA ENGINEER

Harry leads data and machine learning operations at Lapetus. His knowledge of what goes into creating today’s state of the art AI algorithms contributes to the development of systems that can learn from data and adapt to changing environments.

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Greg Griffin

Greg Griffin

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

Greg is a full stack web developer for Lapetus. He creates in-house solutions for the R&D and customer facing sides of the company.

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Emmy Meckley

Emmy Meckley

Client Services

Emmy oversees the day-to-day activity of life expectancy orders.

Alyssa Morales

Alyssa Morales

Director of Client Services

Alyssa oversees client services and projects for Lapetus' Life Expectancy business.