Richard Sobel

Richard D. Sobel, ARM



Richard Sobel

Senior vice president of commercial insurance at Cook Maran’s Fair Lawn, NJ office, Richard Sobel has been a corporate insurance and risk management adviser for more than 20 years, specializing in identifying exposures to loss, as well as negotiating and managing insurance and risk transfer programs for mid-sized public and privately held companies.

In 2001, Richard partnered with Cook, Hall & Hyde, which merged with Maran Corporate Risk Associates to create Cook Maran & Associates in 2012. Richard was previously a partner in a regional insurance agency. He started his career there in 1988, earning his partnership eight years later.

A University of Colorado graduate with a degree in geological sciences, Richard spent a short period in energy resource exploration before he was recruited by a worldwide insurance broker to manage risk transfer and large liability programs as part of the energy division.

Richard’s technical background and unique ability to manage risk have been in consistent demand by organizations in the biotechnology, medical technology, manufacturing, distribution and specialty service areas where complicated insurance placement and risk control are demanded. To complement these skills, Richard earned both associate in risk management (ARM) and certified insurance counselor (CIC) designations.

He resides in Allendale, NJ, with his wife, Gail, an M.D., and their three children. He has many civic and charitable interests and is actively involved in local youth recreation programs.

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