About Us

About Us

Actuaries Unlimited, Inc. is a third-party pension administration and consulting company that has been in business for over forty-five years. Located in Encino, California, Actuaries Unlimited, Inc. provides a comprehensive spectrum in actuarial and retirement benefits consulting services.


Both of the owners, Mindy Gassman and E. Mark Fishman, are UCLA Alumni and Enrolled Actuaries. They are both members of the American Academy of Actuaries, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, and Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and teach Continuing Education classes throughout Los Angeles. We also employ three additional full-time Enrolled Actuaries, allowing us to provide outstanding in-house backup to our technical staff as well as exceptional service to clients and their tax advisors.

Mindy Gassman, MSPA, CPC, MAAA

President, Enrolled Actuary

Mindy learned at a young age that the keys to success in the pension industry are integrity, loyalty and hard work. She started at Actuaries Unlimited Inc. while earning her degree in Mathematics from UCLA and eventually went on to become a Pension Administrator, Enrolled Actuary and President of Actuaries Unlimited, Inc.  Mindy prides herself on her discerning eye and her commitment to quality, and believes that it is the duty of Actuaries Unlimited, Inc. employees at every level to provide our clients with accurate, professional and timely work.  Together with her husband Joel, Mindy lives in Beverly Hills and enjoys spending time with her three grown children. She is a long-time fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kings and is currently developing her golf swing.

E. Mark Fishman, MSPA, FCA, MAAA

Executive Vice President, Enrolled Actuary

Mark is a principal contributor to Actuaries Unlimited Inc.’s professional relationships and has fostered the expansion of our client base through unmatched service to our clients and industry partners. With his Bachelor’s from UCLA and Master’s from Loyola Marymount University, both in Mathematics, Mark started with Actuaries Unlimited Inc. in 1982 and has been an Actuaries Unlimited Inc. partner for more than 20 years. Mark prides himself on being a creative actuary and producing the most competitive results in the business. When he is not fostering an industry-wide reputation as a go-to expert in retirement plans, Mark enjoys attending sporting events, drinking wine and listening to the Beatles. Mark has two grown sons and lives in Encino with his partner, Carrie.

Our Team

Erin Russell, MSPA, CPC, QPA, QKA

Director of Administration, Enrolled Actuary

Erin mastered plan administration and went on to become an actuary in 2013 with over 14 years’ experience. Through technical training and mentoring, Erin has challenged our administrators to rise to new heights in education and industry expertise.

Alexandra Walker

Director of Operations

Alex started with AUI in 2001.  She credits her success to seeing the “big picture” and being able to handle anything that comes her way.  Alex is loyal and dedicated, always making decisions based on the best interest of the company.


Enrolled Actuary

TK joined AUI as a consulting actuary in 2011. With over 25 years’ experience, he serves as a technical lead to our administrative team. Around the office TK is known for his light-hearted nature and dedication to continued education.

Kory Hoertz

Enrolled Actuary

The newest edition to our actuarial team, Kory brings fresh perspective to plan design and keeps AUI on the cutting edge of technology to ensure our administrators produce the most adaptive and creative proposals for our new clients.

Sharon Liu, QPA, QKA

Plan Administration Manager

Sharon started with AUI as an intern in 2008 during her junior year at UCLA.  She now leads as an Administration Manager and is always eager to learn and be a resource to clients and other Administrators.

Alena B. Melbye

Document Department Manager

Alena is a dedicated professional who has been with AUI for over 25 years.  She is an inspiration to everyone with which she works and a true team player, believing in the power of a can-do attitude and a sense of humor.

Jennifer Schein

Tracking Department Manager

Jennifer joined AUI in 2009 and loves that no two days since have been exactly alike.  She believes that the keys to managing our team and our relentless deadlines are to thrive under pressure and be very organized.

Kathy Stuffmann, ERPA, QPA

Plan Termination Manager

Kathy had more than 20 years of Pension Administration experience when she started with AUI in 2003.  She has very strong analytical skills and really enjoys solving the challenging problems that Administration and Plan Terminations present.

Laura Ueki, ERPA, QPA, QKA

Plan Administration Manager

Laura first came on board in 1995.  She believes the most important things for success at Plan Administration are delivering timely and accurate calculations and focusing on clients’ retirement goals through innovative plan design.

It is a pleasure to work with AU [Actuaries Unlimited, Inc.]. They provide a continuity of personalized competent service from highly trained professionals. I have dealt with them for 25 years and would not change actuarial consulting firms.

~Gary W. Hampar, Esq., Law Offices of Gary W. Hampar

We have worked with AUI successfully for several years and have always found them responsive with creative solutions to our client’s needs.

~Steven M. Martini, CPA, MST, Martini Iosue & Akpovi, Certified Public Accountants

I have come to rely on the experienced professionals of Actuaries Unlimited to provide creatively designed pension plans for my clients. Actuaries Unlimited works with me to develop plans that are specific to each of our client’s needs.

~David Goldman, CPA, Goldman Kurland and Mohidin, LLP

Mark Fishman and his team at AUI have been an integral part and extension of our Wealth Management practice for more than 15 years. Their professionals are thoughtful, experienced, creative and have always followed up by doing what they say they’re going to do. They’ve never failed to make us look good as well as themselves.

~ John E. Orcutt, C.S.F.A., Orcutt/Fasano/Krischer Group of UBS Wealth Management

Working with AUI has been rewarding and a pleasure.  Their principals and employees are knowledgeable, and dedicated to doing the best for their clients.

~Thomas E. Shardlow, Esq., Law Offices of Shardlow & Vick