Management Team

Please feel free to contact one of our management team members to learn more about the opportunities with New York Life Insurance Company.

Managing Partner:  Jacob M. Godwin, CLF

Jacob started his career with New York Life Insurance Company in March of 2008 in the Mobile General Office.  Jacob earned numerous awards during his time as an Agent such as Mobile’s ‘Rookie of the Year and two-time ‘New Org Agent of the Year.’  After nearly three years as an Agent, Jacob was invited to join the management team as a Partner.  Highlights of his Partner career include three-time NYL Top 50 Partner’s Award and growing the Pensacola Satellite Office from one Agent to a bustling office of two Partners and twenty-five Agents.  Due to his instrumental role as a Partner, Jacob was promoted to Managing Partner of the Wyoming General Office in 2014.


After three years of expansion at the Wyoming General Office, Jacob was invited to join the Norfolk General Office in the winter of 2018.  His mission for the Norfolk General Office is to make the Norfolk General Office the Premier Financial Services Firm in the Hampton Roads area.


Jacob has earned the distinguished designation of Chartered Leader Fellow, CLF, from the American College as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Huntingdon College.  Jacob is registered with FINRA as Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 66.


Partner: Robert Strittmatter

Robert Strittmatter has been with New York Life Insurance Company since 2013.  As a Career Agent, he has qualified for numerous sales leaders' awards such as Career Life Success Award and 2015 & 2016 Executive Council.

Robert proudly served in the United States Marine Corps as a Staff NCO.  He is also securities licensed for FINRA Series 6 & 63 and a member of NAIFA.  Bob is a Patient Advocate to raise awareness for families and caregivers with Hereditary Angioadema and an active volunteer with NYL Campaign, Keep Good Going.

Director of Development: Edward A. Stein, AEP, LACP, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL, CLF®, LUTCF®  

Ed Stein has been in the Financial Services Industry since 1974.  He joined New York Life as a Partner in the Norfolk General Office in 2007.  In 2010, Ed was promoted to Development Manager in the Norfolk General Office and most recently he was promoted to Director of Development.  In this position Ed oversees the implementation of all training programs and development for both new and established Agents, as well as working with our Management Team.

Ed earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami.  Ed is also securities licensed for FINRA series 6, 63, 24, 7, 65, & 26 and is a member of Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council.


 Agency Standards Consultant: Jason Augustosky

Jason began his career with New York Life as an agent in 2013. After earning his first Executive Council he joined Eagle Strategies, LLC. He spent a year away from the company working with corporate retirement plans. He returned in 2017 to begin his career as the Agency Standards Consultant for the Norfolk and Richmond General Offices.

 Jason earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 2012 from Old Dominion University. Jason is also securities licensed with FINRA Series 6, 63, 65, 7, 24 & 51.

Service Leader: Setareh Rayat, ALMI, ACS

Setareh began her New York Life career in 2014 as an Assistant Office Coordinator in the Greater Washington General Office; and later began the Associate Service Leader program, during which time she filled in the Baltimore and Maine General Offices. In 2016, Setareh was appointed as Service Leader of the Mobile General Office and later in 2017, she transferred back to the Greater Washington General Office to fill in for the Office Coordinator role.


In 2018, Setareh was promoted to Service Leader in the Norfolk General Office.  She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Socialogy & Anthropology from Towson University. 





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