- David Sterling
David joined SterlingRisk in 1978. Before joining the company, David studied Risk Management and Insurance at the University of Wisconsin, and received a degree in Finance from Hofstra University.In 1987, David became President and CEO. Since that time the company has grown over 10 times in size to become one of the largest privately-‐owned insurance brokerages in America with more than 250 employees.David is a published author on insurance related topics and has lectured at the American Management Association on insurance. Under his leadership SterlingRisk marketed and sold the first “online” insurance policy using the Western Union Telex system as a network to reach customers.David has extensive experience in Cyber and related exposures having insured financial institutions and high tech companies for most of his career. David is an expert in Cyber crime claims having consulted on one of the first data breaches that exceeded 40 million people and the resulting litigation and insurance issues. Since that time, he has consulted on every facet of coverage design and claims handling for almost every industry touched by Cyber Crime.In addition to his professional accomplishments, David tirelessly gives back to the community. He serves on the Executive board of UJA Federation of NY, and is the Chairman of the Long Island Campaign.David is Vice President of the board of the Nassau County Police Reserves, having served in the past as its president. He has served on the advisory board of the Federal Drug Agents Foundation, the Homeland Security Foundation, and the Suffolk County Police Reserves.He is the Treasurer of the American Friends of Rambam Hospital.David also serves on the Board of Advisors at The Florence and Robert A. Rosen Family Wellness Center for Law Enforcement & Military Personnel and Their Families at the North Shore-‐LIJ Health System, one of the largest in the nation.
- Robert Larocca
Executive Vice President
Robert F. Larocca joined SterlingRisk in 1999 and brings more than 27 years of professional experience on both the carrier and brokerage side of the insurance industry.Since joining the firm, Robert has helped to successfully transform SterlingRisk into one of the top Brokerages in the United States. He has been instrumental in various aspects of the business process, resulting in long-standing relationships throughout the insurance community. His responsibilities extend to strategic insurance carrier relations, client management and new business development.Robert’s clients span a broad array of industries, including human services, real estate owners /developers, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and law firms. He finds creative ways to protect all aspects of his client’s exposures as he works with the various business units throughout SterlingRisk. He is a member of the Executive Management Team.Prior to joining SterlingRisk, Robert held the position of Branch Manager of Long Island for American International Group “AIG”. He began his career as a broker with Marsh & McLennan’s FINPRO Division in New York.Robert is a tireless supporter of many local and national charitable organizations. He is a current member of The Nassau County Police Reserves. He is on the board of RiskProNet, an International network of U.S. based Insurance Brokers as well as the Council for Insuring Private Clients (CIPC). Robert also serves on the board of directors for The Mental Health Association of Nassau County, The Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Nassau County Law Enforcement Exploring.