Steve Kolk is president of Kolkulations, LLC, a risk analysis consulting firm that deploys data mining, predictive modeling and geospatial technology to drive client profitability.
Bob Finnigan, BBWA Sports Writer for the Seattle Times, nicknamed him “StatMaster” for providing hard-to-get stats adding factual color to Seattle Mariner stories.
He visits Ashville, NC aka “Climate City” annually to stay abreast of data developments and expert climate science knowledge. He collaborates with the mathematical department of Michigan State University. Together with professors and students in the MSU actuarial program, he has developed extreme value models of catastrophic claims and losses.
While serving as chief actuary and senior modeler at CoreLogic, Kolk applied geospatial and modeling technologies to develop scientific catastrophe models and new products, including the company’s Hazard Risk Score, which blends nine catastrophic property hazards to be the modeling company’s best mortgage-default predictor.