Our Team

Here are some of the world-class brokers, advisers, and consultants with whom we work. They help us deliver personalized and high-end service to every client. Through our combined resources in the industry, we give our clients and their advisers access to the best insurance products, services, and expertise.

steve kobrin

Steve Kobrin

Founder and President, the Office of Steven H. Kobrin. LUTCF.

  • Independent insurance brokerage was formed in 1998.
  • Based in New Jersey. Through wholesale affiliations, we can service clients in all 50 states.
  • Capability of handling virtually all types of life insurance underwriting risks.
  • Pioneer in Prequalification, to assure an approval at the rate quoted.
  • The firm provides a level of service worthy of the Fortune 100 corporate community: high-end, personalized, professional, integrity-based.

 Founder and Facilitator, the Global Insurance Portal

  • This is an innovative insurance distribution outlet that provides access to a vast network of insurance providers facilitated by Steven H Kobrin.
  • Business owners, executives, high net worth, and ultra-high net worth men and women, advisory firms, and corporations can obtain virtually all the insurance policies they need from one source – on a global basis.
  • Available products include life and health insurance; property and casualty; liability; group benefits; senior products; and offshore, captive, and private placement plans.
  • Providers include frontline insurance carriers; specialty underwriting syndicates; reinsurers; national and international distributors; consulting firms special; and elite brokerages.

Darren Hardersen

Darren Hardersen

Hardersen Group

Darren Hardersen serves as The Firm’s insurance planning consultant. Darren is uniquely qualified in the complex areas of advanced wealth preservation strategies for financially mature individual(s) and families. These strategies are accomplished through various financial tools that include life insurance, fixed investments, long term care, and disability insurance.

In addition, Darren provides in-house impaired risk underwriting expertise, key general agency partnership, and large case design solutions. Darren’s long-standing strategic alliances with other specialized professionals, the most highly rated insurance companies, and financial institutions, accomplishes the primary objective of offering stellar service with a broad range of premium quality financial services to this very specialized and often difficult to navigate the industry.

Darren is a graduate of Drake University and began his successful insurance and financial services career in 1990, with The Prudential Insurance Company of America in their Underwriting Management Development Program.

Benjamin Basile

Benjamin Basile

Crump Life Insurance Services

Ben Basile has served as a Regional Director for Crump Life Insurance Services since 2005. In this role, he focuses on assisting financial professionals to navigate the complex world of insurance to ensure they are delivering the most appropriate products based on the goals and objectives of the client. He also helps design and implement estate planning, supplemental retirement, and business insurance cases and helps to manage them through the underwriting process. 

Prior to joining Crump, Ben worked as a Regional Sales Manager for a national investment bank and financial services institution located in New York City, where he was responsible for the training and sales of all insurance products in 60 branch locations. Additionally, he had responsibility for closing all estate planning and wealth transfer cases within his territory. He also spent time working as a Registered Financial Advisor for a Fortune 500 financial services firm, building, and managing a book of over 500 clients. He has Series 7, 63, and 65 life and health licenses. 

Ben resides in Long Beach, New York with his wife and daughter.

About Crump Life Insurance Services Crump Life Insurance Services: a leading third-party distributor and service provider of insurance and retirement products, is part of BB&T Insurance Holdings, Inc., the sixth-largest insurance broker in the world.* Crump supports the distribution of traditional and variable life, annuity, long term care, disability, and health products with the industry’s premier sales and back-office support and technology services, marketing under the following brands: BB&T Life Insurance Services, InsureNOW, RiskRighter, Tellus and TIME.

* Source: Business Insurance Magazine, using 2018 brokerage revenue generated, 2019 issue

Marvin Klein

Ironbridge Insurance Agency

Marvin Klein’s Ironbridge Insurance Agency writes property and casualty insurance for both commercial and nonprofit organizations. Along with the usual package, auto and worker’s compensation policies, Ironbridge handles such specialty areas as Professional Liability, Cyber Liability, Employment Practices Liability (discrimination), Pollution Liability, Directors & Officers Liability, Sexual Abuse, and Flood policies.

Ironbridge provides for its clients Crime, Surety and Pension Bonds.

For nonprofit organizations, in addition to the insurance mentioned above, Ironbridge can provide cover for their volunteers including personal Volunteer Liability, personal Auto Liability increased limits, and volunteer Accident Medical coverage.

Ironbridge writes many clients that have international exposures. For these clients we provided all of the property and casualty coverages previously mentioned along with Kidnap & Ransome, overseas workers compensation equivalency and international war zone Life and Heath policies.

Angie Carlson

Carlson Financial Coaching

Carlson Financial Coaching exists to help those going through life altering events – including a life ending diagnosis and/or the loss of a loved one – manage their finances during that transition.   There is already so much on your plate; partnering with someone to help organize the financial chaos with your interests in mind can make this time a little more manageable.

The first meeting is always complementary, and you leave knowing the plan we will take to ensure your money is going as far as possible while keeping emotional spending in check.  Like a house, the foundation needs to be firm before starting the re-build with where your life is now.

My goal is that you can look back at this challenging time in your life with the confidence that your finances in a way that honors you and your loved one.  Partnering with me can prevent adding financial regret to your grief, focus on the priorities, and ensure you are doing all you can to set you and your family up for a great financial future.

I have my BA in communication and mathematics from Central College in Pella, IA.  I’ve been in the finance sector nearly 20 years – 9 years working in retirement, 1 tax season, and a decade in financial aid, and now a financial coach.  My spouse, Leif, and I live in Dubuque, Iowa with our two sons. 

Frank Dew

FocalPoint Coaching

We, at FocalPoint Coaching, are Entrepreneurs ourselves and we know how important objectivity is when running a business. We have chosen the Phoenix as our logo for Adversity Consultants to signify the incredible abilities entrepreneurs have to rise from Adversity. We have yet to find an entrepreneur that has had an easy path. Unfortunately most entrepreneurs take the path ALONE. We can help. We help you build your resilience and get clarity in your business.

Frank Dew is a Certified FocalPoint Business and Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Coach. He has lived the challenges of Adversity while running businesses. Prior to joining FocalPoint, Frank has over 35 years of experience running his own businesses over a wide range of industries- contracting, financial planning, logistics, produce, and retail. Recently, Frank helped a client grow their sales from $1.2 million to $10 million annually.

Frank helps his clients by providing them with clarity and organized growth strategies enabling simplicity to amplify results. He guides them and their teams to move to the next level and create a better work/life balance.

In Frank’s words: My passion is to help entrepreneurs who are struggling to cope with the demands of running a profitable business while care-giving for a family member. Together we work on reclaiming your Time, Growing your Sales, Connecting your Team and Planning/Implementing a Strategy that brings a clarity to why you’re in business. 

Talk, open-up and experience the relief and support you will benefit from when you share your story. It’s time to talk.  

Shane Arnott

Shane Arnott is a highly successful 15-year entrepreneur, sales coach, speaker, and software consultant. He has a wealth of experience in helping businesses of all sizes and industries achieve their sales goals. Throughout his career, Shane has worked with hundreds of businesses, providing expert guidance and coaching to help them reach their full potential.

As the CEO and Founder of The Sales META and Hashtag Software Solutions, Shane is dedicated to helping businesses take their sales to the next level. He is passionate about using his expertise to help businesses develop effective sales strategies and implement cutting-edge software solutions to streamline their operations.

Shane’s clients have benefited from his in-depth knowledge of the latest sales techniques, as well as his ability to provide tailored solutions for each business. He has a proven track record of success, with many of his clients experiencing significant increases in revenue and growth.

In addition to his work as a sales coach and software consultant, Shane is also a well-regarded speaker, regularly delivering speeches at conferences and events. He is a sought-after expert on sales, marketing, and technology, and his insights have helped many businesses thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.

Overall, Shane Arnott is a highly skilled and experienced entrepreneur who has helped many businesses reach their full potential. He is dedicated to helping businesses achieve their goals and is constantly seeking new ways to improve his approach to sales and software solutions.