Managing Partner

Robert N. Nocera - Managing Partner

Robert Nocera joined New York Life on December 31, 2010, entering through the Fast Track Management program. After successfully completing the 1-year program as an agent, he was promoted to Partner in the Michigan General Office. In October of 2017 he accepted a promotion to become Managing Partner of the Vermont General Office.

Prior to joining New York Life, Robert progressed from Sales to Sales Management with major corporations such as Hallmark Cards and Manhattan Toy culminating with becoming CEO of Precious Moments Company. Rising through the ranks of those businesses provided excellent preparation for Robert’s decision to open his own company in the gift industry, which he operated for 17 years, developing & distributing products that were sold in approximately 3,000 gift shops and department stores throughout the United States. 
So why New York Life and the financial services industry after Robert’s previous business experiences, none of which were in financial services? A number of factors led to his decision:
As a mutual company (which means not publicly traded and has no shareholders) entering our 175th year, New York Life is aligned with the best interests of its clients, offering strategic insurance and financial products and services for individuals & businesses.   
The positive impact New York Life agents can make for individuals, businesses and the community through personal and business planning. 
New York Life career opportunities offered significance both in personal income and in helping others, whether in an agent or management career track1
Outside of my career, I have served on the National Board of the Michigan State University Alumni Association (BA Communications/ Economics) and enjoy playing golf, especially the Mountain golf courses Vermont has to offer. I currently live in Williston with my wife Betty. Our children live in Missouri and Minnesota.

1New York Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity