Our Team

A team of dedicated professionals committed to exceeding your expectations.

Team Members
100+
Insurance Partners
280+

A Closer Look at What Separates Newfront

Newfront is a full-service retail brokerage with expertise in commercial coverage across all industries. We combine powerful software and dedicated experts to give you accountability, peace of mind, and control over your unique risks.

We’ve built our brokerage from the ground up to serve our clients with a modern experience. Our mission is to build the new standard for our industry.

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Expert Focus

Navigate the world of insurance with a specialist you can trust. Our brokers are dedicated to specific practice areas and build comprehensive and tailored coverage plans.

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Disciplined Approach

Our size enables our partners to give personal attention to every matter.

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Streamlined Technology

With our proprietary platform, we provide a truly differentiated experience for our clients. We’ve digitized and automated cumbersome processes so we can give your business our full attention.

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Full Coverage

We work with the world’s top insurance carriers, as well as highly specialized firms that offer unique policies to suit your business needs.

Brokers

Our brokers are recognized experts within their practice areas and have deep experience serving clients across all industries.

Cherie Bolyarde

Client Advocate | Principal
  • Previously: Producer at ISU Sander, Jacobs, Cassayre
  • Agent at State Farm

Tim Carruth

Principal
  • Previously: Account Executive at EastWest Insurance Services
  • VP at Millennium Corporate Solutions, Inc.

Paul Huang, CPCU

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Broker, New Century Insurance

Kent Short

Principal
  • Previously: President at Stockdale Insurance
  • VP at Heffernan Insurance

Tuan Do

Principal
  • Previously: Broker at Wood Gutmann & Bogart
  • VP Commercial Insurance Operations at Tiki Insurance Services, Inc.

Susan Groff

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Leavitt Group
  • Producer at Herzog Insurance

Maureen Bernstein

Principal
  • Previously: VP at Kaercher Campbell & Associates
  • Senior Account Executive at Vista International

Forrest Wittenmeier

Co-Founder
  • Previously: Head of Commercial Insurance at Zenefits
  • VP at Sweet & Baker

Christian Smith

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Heffernan Insurance
  • Field Underwriter at Philadelphia
  • Producer at Federated

Ryan Tice

Principal
  • Previously: Insurance Advisor at Clinton Polley Insurance Brokers
  • Owner of Gemini Wellness

Joe Naworski

Principal
  • Previously: VP at Stockdale Insurance
  • VP at Heffernan Insurance

Amora Wood

Principal
  • Previously: Senior Broker at Blank Ink Insurance Services

James Ayoob

Principal
  • Previously: Broker at Empirewest Insurance Services
  • Broker at HUB International

Oscar Valenzuela

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Gallagher
  • Producer at Binney, Chase & Van Horne Inc.

Byron Ross

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Broker, Strachota Insurance

Jesse Duarte

Principal
  • Previously: Broker and Risk Management Consultant

Adrianne Peixotto

Principal & Head of Personal Lines
  • Previously: Director & Partner at International ProInsurance
  • VP at Costello and Sons

Jenifer Ackley

Principal
  • Previously: Executive Director at Crystal & Co.
  • Producer at Momentous

Josh Young

Principal
  • Previously: Producer, Diablo Valley Insurance
  • VP Banker, Westamerica Bank Commercial Lending

Krishna Patel

Principal
  • Previously:

Marisa Bradley

Independent Broker
  • Previously: Agent at McNamara Insurance Services

Debra Scalice

Principal
  • Previously: Vice President, Millenium Corporate Solutions

David Jeranko

  • Previously: Owner, Alante Insurance Programs
  • Owner, Association Services Network

Sheri Jamme

Principal
  • Previously: Family Office Risk Advisor at MacCorkle, a Risk Strategies company
  • Account Executive, Andreini & Co.

Nicole Guadarrama

Principal, Private Client & Commercial Broker
  • Previously: Senior Account Executive, Arroyo Insurance Services

Rob Wallace

Principal
  • Previously: Vice President at Millennium Corporate Solutions
  • Vice President and Real Estate Practice Group Leader at SullivanCurtisMonroe
  • Vice President at Elkins Jones Insurance Agency

Jamie Ausec

Founding Employee Benefits Principal
  • Previously: Producer, Alliant Insurance
  • Benefits Consultant, ADP Insurance Agency

Tom Kelly

Principal
  • Previously: VP at Salsbury & Associates Insurance Services
  • President at Wm. W. Kelly & Co. Insurance

Brett Lantz

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Venture Pacific Insurance Services
  • National Director of Nonprofit and Fitness/Action Sports practice groups

Rick Monetta

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at ProCo
  • Producer at Mill Valley insurance

Steve McCaw

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Armstrong & Associates
  • VP at Ascension Insurance

Reece Walker

Principal
  • Previously: Broker at Mill Valley Insurance Services

Emily Sugars

Founding Principal & Practice Leader, Employee Benefits
  • Previously: Director of Employee Benefits, Walsh Carter & Associates Insurance Services, LLC

Tage Peterson

Principal
  • Previously: Producer, Momentous Insurance Brokerage
  • Producer, Shaw Moses Mendenhall & Associates

Jake Billingsley

Principal & Commercial Insurance Broker
  • Previously: Producer at Mt. Diablo Insurance
  • Producer at Pleasanton Valley Insurance

Keane Heller

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Gordon Insurance

Ted Gingrich

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Diablo Valley Insurance
  • Producer at Gingrich Insurance

David Tsai

Principal
  • Previously: Partner, Millennium Corporate Solutions

Nick Mayle

Principal
  • Previously: Senior VP at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Senior VP at Ascension Insurance

Angelo Dionisiou

  • Previously: Vice President, Integro Insurance Brokers

Gladys Carvajal

Principal
  • Previously: Producer, BFI Insurance in Downtown San Diego.

Serge Vorobets

Principal
  • Previously: HUB International

Billy Bray

Principal & Commercial Insurance Broker
  • Previously: Vice President at Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Vice President at Alliant Insurance Services

Spenser Lauro

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Dealey, Renton & Associates

Bruce Globerman

Principal
  • Previously: Agent/Broker at Globerman Insurance Agency Inc.

Joe Martin

Independent Principal
  • Previously: Agent and Broker at DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Agency

Mike Cheng

Principal
  • Previously:

Eric Anderberg

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Heffernan Insurance Brokers
  • Producer at Federated Insurance

Mike Hall

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial and Benefits Producer, NorthWest/George Petersen Insurance Agency
  • Agent, Milne Insurance Agency

Pete Johnson

Principal
  • Previously: Senior Producer at International ProInsurance Services, LLC and previously a Producer at MOC Insurance Services.

Jake Vincent

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Producer

Mike Riggs

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Valley Regional Insurance Services
  • VP at Lockton Insurance Brokers

Seth Word

Head of Agribusiness
  • Previously: Owner, Cultivate Insurance Services
  • Commercial Broker/Owner, TNT Insurance Agency

Steve DeCristofaro

Principal
  • Previously: Producer, Beach & O'Neill

HQ

Our account managers each bring at least 10 years of experience developing mastery in their industries and markets.

Our engineers tackle the toughest technical challenges to streamline the buying and selling of insurance. This is the team that builds the Newfront Platform, and ensures our brokers and account managers have the tools they need to serve our clients.

Our operations team brings a diverse range of skills and experiences to ensure our company is operating at peak performance.

Rahul Desai

Business Operations

Shaun Payne

Operations

Nick Zelei

Software Engineer

Kelly Feeney

Manager, New Business AM Team

Andrew Dorne

Software Engineer

De'Anna Miller

Operations Specialist

Nicole Chow

Account Manager

Holly Donis

Operations Specialist

Adrian Malagon

Strategic Growth Associate

Samantha Goldstein

Operations Specialist

Angel Lin

Operations Specialist

Raphael Parker

Head of Strategic Growth

Gordon Wintrob

Co-Founder & CTO

Matt Daneman

Strategic Growth Manager

Andrew Brackin

Growth

Adnan Shaikh

Manager, Customer Success

Tzipora Garbi

Account Manager

Kaylyn Barker

Operations Specialist

Alex D'Ignazio

Manager, Customer Success

Jasmine Jones

Account Manager

Michael Prag

Operations Specialist

Gabriel Lopez

Account Manager

Heidi Fong

Account Manager

Patrick Mahoney

Account Manager

Nicole Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Matthew Julian

Operations Specialist

Isabel Tapia

Account Manager

Chelsea Gil

Product Designer

Duke Moran

Strategic Growth

Sheryl Plocharczyk

Account Manager

Garett Kaneko

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Rut Patel

Software Engineer Intern

Alison Olsen

Operations Specialist

Alex Levine

Staff Software Engineer

Chentai Kao

Software Engineer

Ben Dezile

Software Engineer

Nicki Graham

Account Manager

Michael Jose

Operations Specialist

Candice Niederberger

Account Manager

Laura Libreros

Operations Support Team Lead

Lucius Fernald

Operations Specialist

Alvin Tan

Operations Specialist

Shazia Hussain

People Operations

Mariele Longfellow

Account Manager

Zachary Kruth

Head of Finance

Matt Hyland

Employee Benefits Account Manager

David Lencioni

Head of Claims

Chris Hahn

IT Manager

Benjamin Lotan

Marketing

Cheyenne Vance

Operations Specialist

Jennifer Andres

Account Manager

Anthony Short

Software Engineer & Designer

Chelsea Chalhoub

Operations Support Specialist

Kristen Turner

Senior Product Manager

Kat Forsberg

Executive Assistant

Dylon Riley

Account Manager

Sally Poole

Account Manager

Natasha Gibson

Recruiter

Pallavi Devaraj

Onboarding Executive

Vanessa Ngo

Operations Support Specialist

Abhishek Gadiraju

Software Engineer

Mary Albinto

Operations Specialist

Alexandra Piacquad

Head of Sales Operations

Brandy Ahearn

Account Manager

Janelle Borg

Account Manager

Jason Kearney

Strategic Growth

Abhi Gukal

Strategic Finance Manager

Andre Jacobs

Operations Support Specialist

Matt Wagner

Strategic Growth Associate

Lea Vue

Operations Specialist

Tamra Davis

Recruiter

Jonathan Young

General Counsel and Head of Compliance

Nitin Gupta

Business Operations

Tom Bowen

Head of Learning and Development

Eduardo Raygoza

Operations Specialist

Didiya Tor

Account Manager

Jennifer Meimerstorf

Account Manager

Jake Lansburgh

Head of Account Management

Ross Blackstone

Benefits Account Manager

Ivan McCarter

Software Engineer

Kristin Hansen

Payroll Specialist

Amanda Seybold

Strategic Growth

Josh Lewis

Head of Product

Roger Wong

Accounts Payable Specialist

Davis Hoffman

Account Manager

Dana Mackey

Account Manager

Stephanie Harmon

Account Manager

Katie Gonzalez

Account Manager

Stacy Ferranti

Head of Talent

Huong Ho, CIC, CLCS, CISR

Head of Quality Assurance

Stephen Peyton

Broker Operations Lead

Chris Buttery

Software Engineer

Josie Ruzette

Account Manager

Roni Spizzo

Account Manager

Brad Baeuchler

Strategic Growth Associate

Ryan Lau

Business Operations

Mike Tsai

Account Manager

Anna Dineros CISR

Account Manager

Ranna Zhou

Senior Product Manager

Shirley Wong

Operations Specialist

Noelle Atkins

Operations Specialist

Heather DePiero

Strategic Growth Manager

Jason O’Day

Strategic Growth

Priscilla Ramirez

Account Manager

Courtney Ramos

Account Manager

Karin Robinsantos

Operations

John Rodriguez

Head of Accounting

Mike Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Caleb Draper

Strategic Growth Coordinator

Kaylinn Dawson

Operations Specialist

Sam Bacon

Strategy and Planning Lead

Melissa Merrick

Onboarding Executive

Spike Lipkin

Co-Founder & CEO

Christina Leupp

Growth Campaign Manager

Khalil Riley

Operations Support Specialist

Thang Nguyen

Account Manager

Sandy Luu, CISR, CRIS, MLIS

Account Manager

Kathleen Kanaley

Account Manager

Ashley Green

Onboarding Executive

Brittany Woods

Account Manager

Jackie Faust

Strategic Growth Associate

Jonathan Carreon

Operations Support Specialist

Urooj Kazmi

Head of Broker Operations

Riley Pok

Operations Support Specialist

Luba Kravchenko

Software Engineer

Innocent Meeme

Software Engineer

Jessica Wills

Recruiter

Michael Schultz

Software Engineer & Designer

Anna Beach

Chief Insurance Officer

Lily Young

Account Manager

Jared Shapiro

VP of Engineering

Lauren Parker

Events and Marketing

Mark Milner

Software Engineer

Shane Frykholm

Software Engineer

Heather Dunn

Head of People

Sharon Huynh

Product Manager

Jason Hoch

Software Engineer

Fedor Paretsky

Software Engineer Intern

Garrett Johnson

Software Engineer

Luke Chang

Business Operations

Zoey Zhu

Operations Specialist

Kai Deng

Software Engineer

Carol Moreno

Account Manager

Kimberly "Kimmi" Van Horn, CLCS

Account Manager

Alisha Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Lisa Hanson

Sales Director

Mike Daoussis

Principal & Head of Program Innovation

Marco Helmich

Software Engineer

Bee Stewart

Office Manager

Eric McAfee

Strategic Growth Manager

Fernando Mendoza

Operations Support Specialist

Nicole McClain

Account Manager

Nathan Nowell

Software Engineer Intern

Christopher Mejia

Operations Support Specialist

Varun Anand

Operations Lead

Adam Plachta

Manager, Customer Success