Richard S. Sych, FSA, MAAA 860.856.2112

President and Consulting Actuary

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries
  • Enrolled Actuary


Rich is President of Hooker & Holcombe, Inc and also serves as a consulting actuary. Prior to his election as President he had served as the Practice Leader of the firm’s defined benefit unit for nine years.

He has an extensive background and experience with defined benefit plans, including cash balance plans. His defined benefit plan expertise includes benefit certification software design, retirement income studies, plan design work, and plan terminations. Rich performs defined benefit plan valuations, both qualified and non-qualified; monitors nondiscrimination requirements; performs benefit calculations; and consults with clients on spinoffs and mergers.

He joined Hooker & Holcombe in 1995 after eight years of pension consulting experience with Kwasha Lipton. At Kwasha, he provided consulting services to several Fortune 500 companies.


Rich received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985 and his Masters in Applied Mathematics from Rensselaer in 1986.