Founded in 1980 by Dan and Robert Sterling, Stockbridge Risk Management, Inc’s corporate charter was established to provide independent, unbiased counsel to a wide variety of businesses in the area of risk and insurance. For over three decades, our seasoned professionals have been providing superior customer support and successfully improving the insurance programs of our clients, while reducing or containing their cost for risk and insurance. Stockbridge’s history now spans three generations, as Robert’s son Benjamin joined the firm in December of 2016. Today, Stockbridge employs fourteen consultants with a total staff of 20, serving more than 200 clients nationwide as independent risk and insurance professionals. Because we do not sell insurance, we are able to objectively determine the solutions that are right for your company.
- Pat Antonacci, ARM
- Laura Carreno
- Anthony Cavalli, ARM
- Ira Cohen
- Maryanne Durka, ARM
- Ross Forman, CPCU
- Barbara Fuchs
- Gina Garrett
- Neil Goldstein
- Rei Hirasawa
- Susan Klein, CPCU
- Desiree O’Neil
- Susan Rutherford
- Hope Slovin
- Benjamin Sterling, CPCU
- Faith Sterling, CPCU
- Robert Sterling, ARM
Pat Antonacci | ARM
Pat brings to the firm over forty years’ experience in the insurance industry. He previously held a senior position at one of the country’s top-ten insurance brokers. Over the years, Pat has served on numerous advisory boards to insurance companies and currently sits on the board of a large import and export company. As Executive Vice President of The Stockbridge Group, Pat is responsible for managing the staff and overseeing the day-to-day handling of our clients’ accounts. Pat was educated at Brooklyn College and the College of Insurance, has obtained his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation, and currently holds his consulting license in the State of New York.
Laura is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Broker and recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from St. John’s University. As an Associate Consultant, Laura provides high-level administrative support to senior consultants by reviewing policies, binders, certificates and insurance agreements, in addition to managing her own book of renewals. Laura works on accounts spanning a wide range of industries, with a focus on real estate investment accounts which vary from the luxury and boutique hotel industry to companies providing asset and property management services.
Anthony joined The Stockbridge Group in 2017 as an Associate Consultant. He began his insurance career working in claims administration for a third-party administrator, and more recently worked in business development for an emerging subsidiary of a leading insurance carrier, where his main role was to develop a stronger relationship between brokers and their customers. At Stockbridge, Anthony provides high-level administrative support to senior consultants, including review of binders, policies and certificates on a wide array of accounts ranging from large equity real estate firms to manufacturing firms, in addition to managing his own book of renewals. Anthony received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University School of Risk Management, received his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and is currently pursuing his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
Ira has worked in the insurance industry since 1991. Prior to joining Stockbridge in 1997, Ira was a Client Service Manager and Sales Executive at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. At Stockbridge, Ira provides account management and consulting services to a wide array of clients from privately held companies to publicly traded. Ira earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College and currently holds his Life/Accident and Health insurance license.
Maryanne Durka | ARM
Maryanne has twenty-eight years’ experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Stockbridge, Maryanne was with Liberty Mutual where she held the position of Account Executive for fourteen years and Business Underwriter for two years. Maryanne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from St. John’s University, has obtained her Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation, and currently holds her insurance consulting license.
Ross joined Stockbridge in December of 2018. Prior to joining Stockbridge, Ross worked at a major New York insurance company during the past 10 years in various positions, the last as Senior Home Office Underwriter, where he functioned as referral underwriter for the company’s regional offices and helped create, update and maintain underwriting guidelines and standards. Ross’ experience has provided him with a strong knowledge of the exposures, coverage forms and the marketplace for commercial real estate and hospitality risks. Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University and has received two designations: Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU-M) and Charted Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
Barbara has been with Stockbridge since 1992 and has over forty years’ experience in the industry. Barbara provides support to our senior consultants by preparing account-specific insurance specifications, as well reviewing policies, binders, and certificates to ensure conformity and compliance. Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree from C.W. Post, as well as her insurance consulting license.
Gina joined Stockbridge in April of 2003 as an Assistant Consultant. Prior to joining Stockbridge, Gina was employed with Liberty Mutual for fourteen years, holding various positions in the Business Market Department. Gina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from St. John’s University and has been licensed in Property & Casualty Insurance since 1996.
Neil has worked in the insurance industry since 1987. Prior to joining Stockbridge, Neil was an Assistant Vice President for a National Brokerage firm handling specialty coverages for Fortune 500 companies. Neil’s experience also includes working for a division of Insurance Services Office (ISO) as a field-rating representative. At Stockbridge, Neil consults on a wide variety of clients including real estate, product manufacturers and entertainment risks. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and is pursuing his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
Rei is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Broker and Consultant with over nineteen years of experience in the industry. Her background includes in-house risk management in the Transportation and Cargo group of an international trading company, as well as large brokerage experience in the risk management, middle market and reverse flow arena. Over the years, Rei has worked with risks in a wide range of industries, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, entertainment, hospitality and real estate. Rei holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from Binghamton University and continues to enhance her knowledge through various insurance-related courses to effectively service our clients at all levels.
Susan Klein, CPCU
Susan has more than sixteen years of experience in the insurance industry, ten of which were as a consultant with Stockbridge. Prior to her role at Stockbridge, Susan was employed with two different insurance brokers servicing middle and large market accounts in the retail, manufacturing and real estate sectors. Following her first stint with Stockbridge, Susan took a fourteen-year leave from the insurance industry and began a second career in the technology sector as a software and internet marketer while she raised her two daughters. In her return to Stockbridge, Susan consults on a diverse group of accounts with insurance budgets in excess of $15,000,000. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and received her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1993.
Desiree O’Neil joined Stockbridge in 2010 as an Employee Benefits Consultant and focuses her efforts on employee/executive benefits account management, consulting services and strategic employee benefits planning. Desiree has been in the insurance industry since 1999 and previously practiced individual insurance planning and investments from 1999 – 2010. Desiree graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts in english and currently holds her Life/Accident and Health License.
Susan joined Stockbridge in February of 2005 as an Assistant Consultant. Prior to joining Stockbridge, Susan was employed with Liberty Mutual for eleven years, seven of which were spent as a Commercial Lines Underwriter in their Business Market Department. Susan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from St. John’s University, and currently holds her insurance consulting license.
Hope has been with Stockbridge since 1999 and is Office Manager and the Executive Assistant to Bob Sterling. Hope graduated SUNY Stony Brook where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. Hope oversees all administrative functions ensuring the smooth operations of both Stockbridge Risk Management and Stockbridge Resources.
Benjamin Sterling, CPCU
Ben joined Stockbridge in December of 2016. He began his career as a Commercial Lines Underwriter for GNY Insurance Companies, where he underwrote real estate risks consisting of multi-family, mixed use, commercial and industrial portfolios, with a total book of $3.5 million in premium. Following his tenure at GNY, Ben served as an Account Executive for Hub International, where he specialized in middle market Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction risks, with insurance budgets ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University, and received his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in December 2016.
Faith Sterling, CPCU
Faith has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, more than twenty of which are with Stockbridge. Faith consults on a diverse selection of accounts with insurance budgets up to $5,000,000 in risk and premium. She has extensive knowledge of New York Labor Laws 240 & 241 and has assisted clients in designing customized risk transfer programs to mitigate this exposure. Faith has held her consulting license for more than thirty years and has obtained her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
Robert Sterling, ARM
Bob is a co-founder and President of The Stockbridge Group. In addition to Bob’s responsibility as Chief Executive Officer of the firm, he runs various educational and technical seminars on insurance related subjects for CPA and law firms. Bob also performs due diligence work for mergers and acquisitions and serves as an expert witness in insurance litigation. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University and received his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation in 1985.