Marvin N. Strauss, CLU, CHFC Email

Cornell University, BME, 1964 | Cornell University, MBA, 1965

  • Chartered Life Underwriter, 1967
  • Chartered Financial Consultant, 1983
  • Past President of New York Chapter of Chartered Life Underwriters
  • Former Adjunct Assistant Professor at The College for Insurance
  • Life Member of The Million Dollar Round Table and Top of the Table
  • Featured speaker and panelist before many insurance groups on professional and motivational topics
  • Received acknowledgments for contribution to several books on various aspects of personal finance. Appeared on CNN and quoted in publications, including The New York Times, New York Newsday and Entrepreneur Magazine.

  • Past President of the Johnson Club of New York (Cornell MBA alumni)
  • Ten year member of the Board of Governors of Pine Hollow Country Club.
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of Madison Life Insurance Company.
  • Served on national advisory councils to five life insurance companies.


Matt ZikMatthew I. Zik, JD Email

Brandeis University, BA, 1996, summa cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Theta (history honors society)

University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1999

  • Several years experience as a commercial litigator, specializing in business law and large antitrust matters.


Sheila Strauss, CLUSheila Strauss, CLU Email sheila@straussagency

Cornell University, BA, 1964

Chartered Life Underwriter, 1982



Robin RashbaumRobin S. Rashbaum, CLU Email

Cornell University, BS, 1989

Chartered Life Underwriter, 1992

  • Past Member, Board of Directors, New York Chapter of CLU, CHFC



Debra ZikDebra N. Zik Email

Harvard University, BA, 1993, magna cum laude

Columbia University, MBA, 1997, with honors

  • Former Investor Relations Analyst at Primerica Corporation
  • Former Financial Analyst at Smith Barney
  • Past Member, Board of Directors of The New York Center for Financial Studies



SUNY Oneonta, BS, 2003

Several years experience working in the home office of a large life insurance carrier, working on new business, policy service, and conversions.