Meet the Newest Member of the Whitmore Team
Mar 17, 2011Posted by james

Meet the Newest Member of the Whitmore Team

Coming from the sports world, I like to work with people who have experienced similar competition and have converted their drive for success into wins. Athletes understand the ingredients of success — extensive training and preparation, skill development, teamwork or individual commitment, and executing the game plan on the field. They also understand what it takes to rebound from tough losses.

At The Whitmore Group, our team recently added Louis D’Agostino to the lineup. A graduate of Lawrence High School on Long Island, where he was a star running back and linebacker, Louis received the 1990 Thorp Award for most outstanding Nassau County high school football player. Louis also enjoyed a successful college career at Hofstra University and then at the University of Rhode Island, where he received three team MVP awards and first-team All-Conference and All-American honors. He also received the Laboufe Award for 1995 Male Athlete of the Year.

Though undrafted after college, Louis relied on his work ethic and turned pro with the New York Jets. He then played with the New York/New Jersey Hitmen of the XFL and the Florida Bobcats of the Arena Football League.

After finishing his on-field career, Louis joined a leading New York City insurance firm. Then, after honing his skills in the field, he created Iron Cove Partners, an agency dedicated to servicing the unique insurance requirements of the financial services and securities trading industry. He delivers a broad variety of risk management and insurance related products for business and high net worth individuals.

Now, Louis has brought his competitive business acumen to us. Iron Cove has become a division of The Whitmore Group and Louis is a senior vice president and a member of our management committee. He also will continue to oversee Iron Cove Partners as its managing principal.

Besides Louis, we have other Team Whitmore players with competitive sports backgrounds. But sports isn’t a pre-requisite for success here. Some of our employees never have competed on the field, but they have faced various challenges from childhood to today in the form of science competitions, dance recitals, overcoming serious personal situations and finding solutions that support our clients.

The bottom line is that all our employees know what it takes to compete. By choosing our experience, skill sets and preparation, our clients join a winning team.