Harper Danesh LLC is an actuarial consulting and retirement planning services firm. Partners and actuaries Erica Harper and Robert Danesh have nearly five decades of combined retirement plan consulting experience.


Harper Danesh provides big-firm expertise with individualized service. We bring nearly five decades of experience advising on the design, compliance, administration and exit strategies for defined benefit, defined contribution, and post-retirement medical plans.


We’re not your typical actuaries. Successful management of pension plans is not just numbers-related. We bring strong communications, writing, and teaching skills and translate industry jargon into a language your executives and your participants will understand.


We believe that today’s pension landscape demands a different way of thinking about fees. Each client’s needs are different, and we customize an approach to fit your objectives and budget.

We make your needs our top priority. We take pride in our service and expertise with the design and financial analysis of defined benefit, defined contribution, and other post-employment benefit (OPEB) plans. This includes a focus on ongoing plan administration and compliance, as well as derisking strategies and plan terminations.

Robert H. Danesh, FSA, EA, MAAA

Immediately prior to founding Harper Danesh LLC, Robert was a Principal with Mercer in the Rochester, NY office for seven years. Robert also worked for Towers Perrin in Chicago and Kwasha Lipton in New Jersey.

Erica A. Harper, ASA, EA, MAAA

Immediately prior to founding Harper Danesh LLC, Erica was a Principal with Mercer, having spent 20 years with the company in its Boston, New York and Rochester, NY offices.

You deserve the right benefits. We’ll help you get there.