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Professional Profile: Joseph Santospirito Jr 2016


  • Title: President, Sterling Construction Services
  • Company: SterlingRisk
  • Location: Woodbury, NY
  • Birthplace: Bronx, NY

Education: BBA Management from Dowling College

First job in real estate or allied field: Casualty underwriter with Crum and Forster Insurance Companies

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I manage and oversee a dedicated group of professional underwriters who specialize in providing insurance product for the construction industry. I enjoy what I do and have no plan on changing that until I retire…

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Spending time with my family and my two Rottweilers Dante and Bella. We enjoy boating, fishing and camping.

Favorite book or author: R.J. Torbert, he has written two books the first called the “Face of Fear” and the second which was the sequel called “No Mercy” which was just released a few weeks ago. Torbert was instrumental in the development and marketing of the “mask” which you may know from the movie “Scream.”

Favorite movie: “The Godfather”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “H.O.L.Y” by Florida Georgia Line

One word to describe your work environment: Challenging

Rules to live by in business: Good begets good

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? As a Yankee Fan growing up I idolized Thurman Munson so it would naturally be him. It would be his choice; I just wish he was alive today as he was one hell of a ballplayer and teammate.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) One of my biggest passions is boating so my dream job would be to work in the development, manufacturing and sale of boats.