Our Skilled Team Is On Your Side.
Stephen G. Hambsch – CEO & Founder / Principal
Steve’s experience in the insurance business dates back to September 1981. He is a College of Insurance graduate, with a major in Property and Casualty. Steve began his career at Johnson and Higgins in 1981 and in 1986, he was hired by Frank B. Hall as a casualty specialist. In 1988, Steve joined Tri City Insurance Brokers and became the company’s top producing broker with a niche in securing insurance solutions for the most complex of risks. On August 4, 1997, Steve founded New World Ventures, Ltd. and has maintained a mutli-million dollar book of wholesale business throughout the 15-year-life of the company. Steve started the Construction Solutions venue to provide retail brokerage and administration services as a compliment to New World Ventures, already a very successful wholesale operation.
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203.967.4448 ext. 211
Derek J. Natalie – CRIS, President / Principal
Derek began his insurance career over 12 years ago at Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (formerly Hobbs Group), where he successfully managed multiple controlled insurance programs or “wrap ups” for several clients, including residential and commercial developers. Later, Derek became the Team Leader and was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the construction risk management team. In 2007 Derek joined Marsh as a Client Representative in their Casualty Practice where his primary responsibility was to review casualty insurance requirements in various construction contracts for one of the largest mechanical contractor syndicates in the world. Derek also provided brokerage and account administration services on several non-construction casualty accounts.
Derek joined New World in 2008, with an objective of starting a construction practice from the ground up. He helped to tailor a customized service platform that continues to address the specific needs of the firm’s largest client. He is now a partner at the firm and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the construction team as well as the overall profit and loss of the construction division. Derek has successfully completed the 30-hour OSHA safety training course for construction and holds the designation of Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS) from the International Risk Management Institute. Currently, Derek is working toward a second designation known as “ARM” or Associate in Risk Management.
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203.967.4448 ext. 214
Marta Hablutzel – Program Administrator
Marta Hablutzel started as an Executive Assistant in October 2005 at Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (later acquired by Willis). She was tasked with a variety of administrative roles and in December 2006 obtained her Property & Casualty license which prompted her to further pursue professional development within the insurance industry.
In March 2007, Marta joined the Wrap-Up/Construction team. She was actively involved in and assisted with the administration of several high profile accounts. In addition, she was responsible for all Construction client invoicing.
Marta joined the New World team in November 2013. Since that time she has been an asset assisting with the wrap up administration of several complex and high profile projects and has completely revamped New World’s corporate licensing protocols and procedures replacing a manual, tedious process with efficiency and automation.
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203.967.4448 ext. 223