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Derek Cushman

Derek Cushman

US Financial Wellness Solutions Leader, Mercer

Derek is Mercer’s US Financial Wellness Solutions Leader and a Principal in Mercer’s Irvine, California office. In this role, Derek is responsible for innovating, developing, and delivering implemented financial wellness solutions that address holistic financial challenges facing individuals.

Derek also consults with employers around their Financial Wellness strategy, helping them address the needs of their diverse and multigenerational workforces. He created and led Mercer’s Financial Wellness research group, which analyzes a wide range of FinTech vendors and tools available in both the employer and direct-to-consumer market. Through these research efforts, Derek has met with dozens of innovative FinTech providers and gained insights into the most effective ways to deploy Financial Wellness vendors and tools.

Prior to joining Mercer, Derek was a consulting actuary specializing in defined benefit, defined contribution, and postretirement medical plans. He worked with teams around the globe identifying ways to address retirement readiness and challenges facing retirees during decumulation.

Derek graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

Twitter: @DerekECushman



Thursday, June 15 – 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Breakout: From the Corner Office to the Cubicle: Financial Health at Work