Compasspoint Insurance was founded by Jeffrey Smith and Heywood Orenstein.
Heywood (Woody) Orenstein
Woody grew up a native Long Islander. He holds an AA from Suffolk Community College as well as a BA and MA from Southeastern Louisiana University. After graduating with his MA, Mr. Orenstein worked as an Adjunct Instructor at Coppin State College in Baltimore Md. He moved back to Long Island and started his business career in the securities industry where he earned the Series 7, 63, 24, 4, 65, and 53 licenses. As well as his LAH & P&C insurance licenses. He is an active member of the Jamesport Fire Department and President of the Riverhead Kiwanis Club. He has been married to his wife Lorraine for 22 years and enjoys spending time stand up paddle boarding with his children Joe and Brooke.
A native Long Islander. Mercy H.S. graduate. Proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Earned Bachelors degree from St. Joseph's College majoring in history, and a minor in business administration. In 2005 Jeff joined Allstate and opened an agency in Manorville, NY. Then in 2010 Jeff left Allstate to start an independent insurance agency... CompassPoint Insurance. He holds Property & Casualty, Life Accident & Health licenses, and membership with Independent Insurance Agents/Brokers of New York. Jeff is fun loving, loves to laugh and enjoys spending his free time golfing, fishing, traveling, and cooking. He especially enjoys quality time with family and friends.
Why do business with CompassPoint Insurance?
Unlike a captive, or direct insurance company who only offers their own proprietary products, our agency is 100% independent of any one company. Many insurance consumers don't fully understand just how important that really is.
When it comes to something as important as insurance, it's imperative that you work with an agency who has an in-depth knowledge of multiple insurance products, companies, and guidelines — not just one.
At the end of the day, what separates one agent from another, is their ability to proactively service their policy holders, and their knowledge of the insurance industry, products, and different situations that may present themselves to their clients.
Independent Agent Vs. The Rest
Here is a quick comparison of the differences between an independent agency like us, and the various other types of companies that are out there:
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