Mitchell is a co-founder and principal of Dexter Hofing LLC, an actuarial consulting firm specializing in consulting to employers who participate in Taft-Hartley multiemployer pension plans. His clients range from very large (over 40 clients in the S&P 500) to very small. Prior to working as a pension benefits actuary, he worked for a decade as a commodities derivatives trader for several large firms including a stint trading options on the floor of the Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa exchange. He also worked as an associate in the Tax Department of the law firm, Dewey Ballantine.
Mitchell received a B.S. in mathematics from Yale University as well as a J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA. Mitchell currently serves on the Pension Committee of UJA-Federation which serves UJA-Federation and agency employees. In his younger days, he was very involved in UJA’s Young Leadership and was selected to participate in its two-year training program then called Makor. As part of Young Leadership, he chaired several large events including the annual Shabbaton weekend then held at the Homowack Hotel in the Catskills. At that event, he met his wife, Beth Rubin. They have two adult children, Josh and Benji, who received a Jewish day school education at Rodeph Sholom School which they attended from Nursery through Eighth Grade. He fondly remembers his participation in Hillel during college where he often attended Friday evening Hillel-sponsored Chavurah services followed by dinner at the Kosher Kitchen.