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. Andrew C. Temte, CFA
Dr. Andrew C. Temte, CFA

Dr. Andrew C. Temte, CFA

President, Kaplan Professional Education

Andrew Temte, PhD, CFA, is president of Kaplan Professional Education (KPE), a division of Kaplan, Inc. As president of KPE, Dr. Temte oversees and leverages assets, capabilities, and talent across Kaplan’s global footprint. KPE offers a large portfolio of professional development programs and helps individuals earn industry-recognized licensures, certifications, and designations. Based in La Crosse, WI, KPE maintains operations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Derek Burkett, CFA, FRM, CAIA – Vice President of Advanced Designations, Kaplan Schweser
Derek Burkett, CFA, FRM, CAIA – Vice President of Advanced Designations, Kaplan Schweser

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 an MS in finance from the University of Denver and a BS in economics from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Tim Smaby, CFA, FRM – Director of Product Management, Kaplan Schweser
Dr. Tim Smaby, CFA, FRM – Director of Product Management, Kaplan Schweser

Dr. Tim Smaby, CFA, FRM

Director of Product Management, Kaplan Schweser

Dr. Tim Smaby is the Director of Product Management for Kaplan Schweser. Tim joined the company in 2002 as the manager of the Level II CFA study materials. In his current role, Tim oversees product management and content development for the CFA, CAIA, and FRM product lines.

Eric Smith, CFA, FRM - Senior Project Manager
Eric Smith, CFA, FRM - Senior Project Manager

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.

Martin Stoynov, CFA, CAIA, FRM
Martin Stoynov, CFA, CAIA, FRM

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.

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

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.

Adam Hardi, CFA
Adam Hardi, CFA

Adam Hardi, CFA

Adam currently works as an assistant 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 Lee, CFA, FRM, CPA, CA

Darren Lee, CFA, FRM, CPA, CA

Darren operates his own consulting practice in Toronto, dealing primarily with finance and tax solutions for both corporate and personal clients. He was formerly a tax manager with KPMG, an auditor with Deloitte, and an account manager at the Royal Bank of Canada.

Dr. Dianna Preece, CFA
Dr. Dianna Preece, CFA

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. She also teaches in several banking schools nationwide.