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About Us

Blue Raven is an actuarial, analytics, and insights company with a focus on the U.S. healthcare system. Our goal is to help healthcare plan sponsors, providers, payers, and innovators grow using technology that they have available today. 


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Nick Allen

Chief Executive Officer

Nick Allen is the founder and CEO of Blue Raven Actuarial.

A Healthcare Actuary with over 20 years of experience, Nick is passionate about blending actuarial science with technology, to build tools that help everybody feel like a healthcare expert.

Prior to founding Blue Raven, Nick was the Chief Actuary for USI’s retail brokerage business. While there, he drove national revenue growth by leveraging a unique blend of technology, modern actuarial analytics, and marketing.

Innovative roles like these required creative use of technology and deep knowledge of the healthcare industry. This distinctive foundation gave rise to the creation of Blue Raven Actuarial.


Nick graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. He received his Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries in December of 2009, is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a Fellow in the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Catherine and his sons, Preston and Parker.


Drew Kirchner

President, Pharmacy Intelligence Practice

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Drew Kirchner leads Blue Raven Actuarial's Pharmacy Intelligence Practice.

A healthcare actuary with over 17 years of experience, Drew loves designing elegant technological solutions that reduce the cost and administrative burden of the modern healthcare system. He combines actuarial techniques with a deep knowledge of the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry to bring intuitive and more affordable tools to hold suppliers accountable. ​

Prior to joining Blue Raven, Drew was the Head of Pharmacy Economics at Cigna. While there, he led data driven decision-making for the PBM and health plan including formulary drug coverage, pharmacy network evolution, and channel & MAC management. 

Innovation by manufacturers and PBMs require constant monitoring to ensure clients and customers see the best healthcare outcomes and costs. Drew’s experience includes leading strategic-decision making for new drug disruptions (e.g., biosimilars for Humira), medical drug rebates & network evolution, and patient assistance program advancement. These unique experiences make him a savvy leader of the Pharmacy Intel Practice for Blue Raven Actuarial.​

Drew graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He received his Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries in August of 2012 and is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Maureen, and his sons, Emerson and Avery.​

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