Crystal Leben-Reyes rejoins Mercer’s New York office as Principal

19 October 2018 2 min. read
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Mercer has welcomed back Crystal Leben-Reyes as a Principal in the Wealth Business at the HR consultancy’s New York office. Leben-Reyes returns to the Mercer family after three years at rival consultancy Buck.

In her new role as Principal, Crystal Leben-Reyes will lead client relationships and develop innovative solutions to fit their needs. She brings over a decade of actuarial and consulting experience to the position, where she will report to Mercer National Consulting Team Leader Mary Gobes. During her career, Leben-Reyes has advised a wide cross-section of clients and industries in the areas of retirement plan design, forecasting, risk transfer, and other financial strategies.

Under its Wealth business, Mercer supports clients in the areas of retirement plan administration, defined benefit and defined contribution pensions, employee financial wellness, alternative investments, and endowments, among others. As of December 2017, Mercer had $213 billion in global assets under delegated management.Crystal Leben-Reyes rejoins Mercer's New York office as Principal“We are thrilled to welcome Crystal back to Mercer,” commented Christopher Keach, Mercer’s New York Wealth Business Leader. “Her experience, knowledge and proven track record of success will help us further provide exceptional service and solutions to our clients while strategically growing our Wealth business.”

Prior to rejoining Mercer, Leben-Reyes was a Senior Actuarial Consultant at Buck for three years. When she joined the firm in 2015, it was known as Buck Consultants at Xerox, then spun off as Conduent HR Services in 2017, and finally rebranded as Buck after the firm’s May 2018 sale to private equity firm H.I.G. Capital.

Before that, Leben-Reyes spent nine years at Mercer as an actuary, rising to the position of Senior Associate. She holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from Baruch College in NYC, and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an Enrolled Actuary.

Mercer’s New York office recently welcomed back three other leaders: Taryn Branca, Paulette Welsing, and Robyn Cameron.