Les Laiken founded Laiken Associates, Inc. more than 40 years ago as a full service consulting, administration and actuarial firm. Over these many years, Les earned an outstanding reputation by providing cutting edge design and compliance services to all types and sizes of qualified retirement plans.
In 1985, the company was merged into a national accounting firm where Les held the position of National Director of Employee Benefits. After five successful years, Les withdrew his New York practice and resumed operating Laiken Associates with his partner, Cathy Waxenberg.
Les received an undergraduate degree in Banking and Finance from New York University and his Master's degree, majoring in Actuarial Science, from the University of Wisconsin.