Official Title: Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer
Robert G. Mackoul, CIC is a partner of New Empire Group and the Executive Vice President of Underwriting. He began his insurance career as a personal lines underwriter for a retail agency, before moving to commercial underwriting. Rob spent time in all aspects of agency underwriting and management before joining New Empire Group in 2003 with the responsibility of heading the commercial umbrella program. Rob is a Certified Insurance Counselor who, with his 16 years of insurance experience, is currently responsible for the national growth and profitability of New Empire’s newest program: CondoPak. He attended Brooklyn College, and is a graduate of John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, NY. Rob is a gifted musician and the lead singer of his own rock band, “Revamped”, and has played all over the New York Metropolitan area. He is the father of two young sons, lives in New Jersey, and is an avid sports fan and golfer.
What are three words that describe New Empire Group? Resilient, Professional, Flexible
What advice do you have for prospective New Empire Group candidates? Be ready to work hard, learn a lot, change on the drop of a dime – and be rewarded for doing so!
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? I love sports, music, reading fiction, and playing with my kids. They keep me young.
You’re happiest when? I’m with my kids, my family, and when the Jets win the Super Bowl (an assumption I’m making for a future that may never happen!)