David joined Sterling Risk 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.