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.
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.
Holly has a BAS in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her editing experience spans various genres, from poetry and fiction to memoir and children’s books, as well as promotional and educational materials. In her pre-editing life, she spent over two years working with securities and investments. An avid reader, Holly has a keen eye for detail. She is also a published fiction writer and has a passion for ancient and medieval history.
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.
With a Bachelor's degree from Pacific University's Integrated Media program, Jayme Vincent has a deep multimedia background, with strengths in web design, graphic design, and photography. Jayme enjoys the challenge of working in a variety of technologies and continually learning and creating. Her creativity also spans into the realm of rhythmic gymnastics, where she has been active as a competitive gymnast, coach, and judge for many years, currently representing USA Gymnastics as the Oregon State Chair and a nationally ranked judge.
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.
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.
Aaron has 15 years of experience in the IT industry, holding positions ranging from computer technician to network administration to webmaster working in both small and medium sized businesses, as well as for non-profit organizations. As a passionate animal lover, he loves to spend his time freelancing as a nature and wildlife photographer, as well as lobbying for animal rights.
Patricia has worked as an actor in regional theater, television, film, commercials, and voice-overs. As a teacher of acting, Patricia has led classes at every level—from elementary to high school to universities and in various private studios in Los Angeles and Portland, OR. At Rutgers University, headed by William Esper, she was recognized in the Honor Student Magazine as one of the Top Ten Teachers. Auditioning and working as a professional actor required a second life, working successfully in sales and project managing high-profile promotional events. She gained wide experience as a spokeswoman for Acura at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA and CES Convention in Las Vegas, while selling for companies like Glenlivet and Chivas Regal.
Sherri Cook received her BS and MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. She spent over 10 years working as a software engineer at IBM. After taking time off to raise her family, she returned to school to obtain a degree in Web Design & Development. Sherri is passionate about web development and is skilled in both front-end and back-end programming. She uses best practices, such as semantic coding, SEO, and responsive design. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, camping, cross-country skiing, and expanding her knowledge of new web technologies.