Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands of financial professionals pass their FINRA, NASAA, and MSRB licensing exams. The Solomon Exam Prep training system includes online exam simulators, print and digital training manuals, audiobooks, on-demand and live online classes, practice exam workbooks and mobile apps to address the learning needs of all kinds of test takers.
Solomon Exam Prep is led by founders Karen and Jeremy Solomon, both of whom have maintained a lifelong commitment to advancing learning and education. Solomon Exam Prep draws from a pool of seasoned educators, practitioners and communicators who are experienced in both investment education and the process of adult learning.
Jeremy Solomon’s interest in investing was sparked in junior high school when he took a summer school class on the stock market. In addition to Solomon Exam Prep, Jeremy is the founder of Inkwater Press and First Books. He was the founding admininstrator of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students in New York City, an educational program for law students at New York City area law schools. Jeremy received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Karen Solomon has a BA in Mathematics from St. Olaf College and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Chicago. For many years, she worked as a Psychology Professor teaching and doing research on how the brain learns and memorizes information. She has taught at Northwestern University, Willamette University, and Lewis and Clark College, winning awards for her teaching. Karen joined Solomon Exam Prep to help develop better educational products and services. She has a passion for designing materials and classes that are better at helping people remember and learn new information.
Bob Pisani has devoted more than 10 years to delivering licensing training at some of the top financial services companies in the world including Lincoln Financial Group, ING and The Vanguard Group. Professor Pisani teaches online and on-site classes, creates training curriculum and provides individualized tutoring to Solomon Exam Prep’s customers. He has personally assisted over a thousand students to prepare for and successfully pass their FINRA and insurance licensing exams. Professor Pisani prides himself on his unique training style that engages the audience and breaks down complicated subject matter into lessons that can be easily understood by all. What sets Bob apart is the individual attention that he gives to each student and his sincere desire to help every student succeed.
Ken Clark, CFP received his Business Management degree from Pepperdine University, completed a three-year program of study with the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado and received his MS in Counseling Psychology from National University. Ken has been working in the financial planning industry for over a decade: as a researcher at a large mutual fund, a stockbroker at one of the largest brokerage firms and as founder and president of his own investment advisory firm. He has also sat on the pension management board of one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country. Ken uses his top-notch skills (he scored 100% on the NASAA Series 63 exam) in creating training curriculum for the NASAA Series 63 exam and Life & Health Insurance licensing exams.
Rosie Prescott graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Marketing and Advertising Management. She has over 10 years in customer service and management experience working in the restaurant and sports industries. Rosie comes to us from the Portland Winterhawks and spends a majority of her free time playing sports. She handles the operations, marketing, and customer service for Solomon Exam Prep.
Cayce Arnett spent two years in South Korea teaching English and exam preparation and worked in the retail book industry for five years. She earned a BA degree in English with a minor in International Studies from Indiana University. In her free time, Cayce enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and doting on her cat.
Lauren DeLuca obtained her B.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside and her M.A. from San Diego State University. She has several years of experience with business communications and teaching adult learners. Her focus on business development at Solomon Exam Prep stems from her devotion to helping individuals obtain their career goals through advanced education. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys cooking, reading, and the Portland Timbers.
Masha Shubin is a quintessential Renaissance woman, with over fifteen years of experience in web and graphic design. As Art Director for Solomon Exam Prep, she makes full use of her creativity and skills in graphic design. From book covers to product marketing, Masha has been an integral part of Solomon Exam Prep’s success for over 10 years.
Linda Franklin earned her BA in English at Yale University and moved directly into the publishing world. Linda has worked as an editor in a university setting as well as for numerous book publishers. Her experience in editing educational materials for over three decades has made her a vital part of the Solomon Exam Prep team, as she has been our Editor-In-Chief for over 10 years.
For almost 20 years, Sean Sopata has had a passion for web development. In his free time, Sean can be found scouring the web for new snippets of code, or learning some new web technology to more positively impact users.
Noah Freed graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Mathematics. His attention to detail and previous research experience at Lewis & Clark and Oregon Health & Sciences University provide an excellent foundation for editing content in our exam preparatory materials.
Al Schaller has twenty years’ experience in the electric utility industry ranging from rate design and power contract negotiations to short term marketing and trading, to risk management. Al received degrees from Indiana University (BA, English) and the University of Oregon (MS, Economics). Al writes and develops content and his published writings include literary translations and essays.
Alan Bellman earned his BS from the University of Michigan and JD from Ohio State University. He joined Solomon Exam Prep as accounting manager with over thirty years of financial experience in the printing and publishing industries. Alan specializes in the areas of estimating, cost accounting, finance and business management.