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Schweser’s FRM® Instructors and Faculty


Any educational program is only as good as the people who construct and deliver it. We have assembled the most effective, well-respected, and competent team of professional writers and instructors to create and deliver Kaplan Schweser’s content and instruction.

Prepare With the Most Experienced Team in FRM Exam Prep:

  • Learn from a group of experts that includes 7 designated FRM experts
  • Get motivation and support from industry professionals who know what it takes to pass
  • Receive guidance to navigate through the toughest curriculum in the finance world
  • Prepare with the most accurate and current content, ensuring wise use of your study time

Dr. Dianna Preece, CFA

Since receiving her doctorate in finance from the University of Kentucky in 1990, Dianna has taught corporate finance, investments, and bank management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Louisville. Dianna received her CFA charter in 2004.

Derek Burkett, CFA, FRM, CAIA

Vice President of Advanced Designations, Kaplan Schweser

Derek is the Vice President of Advanced Designations for Kaplan Schweser. His responsibilities include strategic planning, product management, and content development for the CFA, CAIA, and FRM product lines. Derek holds a master's degree in finance from the University of Denver and a bachelor's in economics from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Andrew C. Temte, CFA

President and Global Head of Corporate Learning, Kaplan Inc.

Andrew Temte, PhD, CFA, is the President and Global Head of Corporate Learning at Kaplan North America. He earned his doctorate in finance from the University of Iowa with a concentration in international finance and investment theory. He holds the CFA® designation and has over 14 years of university teaching experience in the areas of corporate finance, investments, and international finance.

Eric Smith, CFA, FRM

Senior Project Manager, Kaplan Schweser

Eric has over ten years of experience in product management and financial training and development. He is currently a product manager for Kaplan Schweser’s Financial Risk Manager (FRM) product line and develops training materials for the FRM, CFA, and CAIA exams.

Adam Hardi, CFA

Adam currently works as vice president at Moody’s, conducting credit analysis of a portfolio of provinces, municipalities, universities, and government-related issuers in Canada. He has been teaching CFA seminars for Kaplan Schweser since 2008. Adam’s specialties are in the areas of finance, risk management, securities, derivatives, and portfolio management.

Darren Lee, CFA, FRM, CPA, CA

Darren obtained his CPA and CFA designations while working at a Big Four accounting firm and continued to work there for several years as a tax manager. He now operates a tax and finance consulting practice in Toronto that focuses on advising high-net-worth clients and small businesses.

David McMeekin, CFA, CAIA, FRM, PRM, ERP

David is an experienced financial tutor with many years of teaching experience and assists in running the CFA, FRM, and CAIA courses. Originally from a banking background, David later moved into wealth management, advising high-net-worth clients in the areas of investments, pensions, and tax planning.

Martin Stoynov, CFA, CAIA, FRM

Martin joined Kaplan in 2007 and delivers courses for the CFA, CAIA, and FRM programs. He has also delivered bespoke courses to top tier investment banks and asset managers across mainland Europe and the United States.