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.

Kent Short

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

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

Krishna Patel

Principal
  • Previously:

Steve DeCristofaro

Principal
  • Previously: Producer, Beach & O'Neill

Pete Johnson

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

Marshall Nehring

Principal
  • Previously: Producer, Heffernan Insurance Brokers
  • Producer, Federated Mutual Insurance Company

Keane Heller

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Gordon Insurance

Oscar Valenzuela

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

Emily Sugars

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

Debra Scalice

Principal
  • Previously: Vice President, Millenium Corporate Solutions

Joe Martin

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

Eric Anderberg

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

James Ayoob

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

Brett Lantz

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

Christian Smith

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

Seth Word

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

Mike Cheng

Principal
  • Previously: Head of Sales at Gabi, Sales Operations at Gusto

Bruce Globerman

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

Ted Gingrich

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

Nicole Guadarrama

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

Angelo Dionisiou

  • Previously: Vice President, Integro Insurance Brokers

Gladys Carvajal

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

Jake Billingsley

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

Mike Riggs

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

David Jeranko

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

Joe Naworski

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

Forrest Wittenmeier

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

Byron Ross

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Broker, Strachota Insurance

Serge Vorobets

Principal
  • Previously: HUB International

Adrianne Peixotto

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

Maureen Bernstein

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

David Tsai

Principal
  • Previously: Partner, Millennium Corporate Solutions

Steve McCaw

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

Jesse Duarte

Principal
  • Previously: Broker and Risk Management Consultant

Spenser Lauro

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Dealey, Renton & Associates

Susan Groff

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

Ryan Tice

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

Billy Bray

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

Reece Walker

Principal
  • Previously: Broker at Mill Valley Insurance Services

Marisa Bradley

Independent Broker
  • Previously: Agent at McNamara Insurance Services

Amora Wood

Principal
  • Previously: Senior Broker at Blank Ink Insurance Services

Nick Mayle

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

Sheri Jamme

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

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

Paul Huang, CPCU

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Broker, New Century Insurance

Rick Monetta

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

Cherie Bolyarde

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

Tom Kelly

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

Jamie Ausec

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

Tim Carruth

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

Mike Hall

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

Tage Peterson

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

Jake Vincent

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Producer

Tuan Do

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

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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.

Andrew Dorne

Software Engineer

Jared Shapiro

VP of Engineering

Kristen Turner

Senior Product Manager

Alvin Tan

Operations Specialist

Nick Zelei

Software Engineer

Chris Hahn

IT Manager

Sharon Huynh

Product Manager

Stephen Peyton

Broker Operations Lead

Ashley Green

Onboarding Executive

Candice Niederberger

Account Manager

Vanessa Ngo

Operations Support Specialist

Brittany Woods

Account Manager

Adrian Malagon

Strategic Growth Associate

Bee Stewart

Office Manager

Jasmine Jones

Account Manager

Abhishek Gadiraju

Software Engineer

Michael Schultz

Software Engineer & Designer

Riley Pok

Operations Support Specialist

Roni Spizzo

Account Manager

Sugey Mojica

Account Manager

Huong Ho, CIC, CLCS, CISR

Head of Quality Assurance

Heather DePiero

Strategic Growth Manager

Janelle Borg

Account Manager

Anna Beach

Chief Insurance Officer

Abhi Gukal

Strategic Finance Manager

Patrick Mahoney

Account Manager

Ranna Zhou

Senior Product Manager

Jake Lansburgh

Head of Account Management

Jessica Wills

Recruiter

Jonathan Young

General Counsel and Head of Compliance

Cory Barnard

Operations Specialist

Noelle Atkins

Operations Specialist

Josie Ruzette

Account Manager

Chelsea Chalhoub

Operations Support Specialist

Cheyenne Vance

Operations Specialist

Ross Blackstone

Benefits Account Manager

Khalil Riley

Operations Support Specialist

Chris Buttery

Software Engineer

Brandy Ahearn

Account Manager

Fernando Mendoza

Operations Support Specialist

Thang Nguyen

Account Manager

Amanda Seybold

Strategic Growth

Michael Jose

Operations Specialist

Varun Anand

Operations Lead

Shazia Hussain

People Operations

Carli Preston

Operations Specialist

Lisa Hanson

Sales Director

Nicole McClain

Account Manager

Nicki Graham

Account Manager

Jackie Faust

Strategic Growth Associate

Minh Tran

Operations Specialist

Zachary Kruth

Head of Finance

Debbie Obiacoro

Managing Account Executive

Andre Jacobs

Operations Support Specialist

Ben Dezile

Software Engineer

Mary Albinto

Operations Specialist

Nicole Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Roger Wong

Accounts Payable Specialist

Matt Daneman

Strategic Growth Manager

Isabel Tapia

Account Manager

Lily Young

Account Manager

Shaun Payne

Operations

Spike Lipkin

Co-Founder & CEO

Shirley Wong

Operations Specialist

Jennifer Meimerstorf

Account Manager

Nicole Chow

Account Manager

Kat Forsberg

Executive Assistant

Kathleen Kanaley

Account Manager

Heather Dunn

Head of People

Dylon Riley

Account Manager

Garrett Johnson

Software Engineer

Sandy Luu, CISR, CRIS, MLIS

Account Manager

Dana Mackey

Account Manager

Luke Chang

Business Operations

Raphael Parker

Head of Strategic Growth

Holly Donis

Operations Specialist

Zoey Zhu

Operations Specialist

Brad Baeuchler

Strategic Growth Associate

Urooj Kazmi

Head of Broker Operations

Stacy Ferranti

Head of Talent

Matthew Julian

Operations Specialist

Anthony Short

Software Engineer & Designer

Kaylyn Barker

Operations Specialist

Ivan McCarter

Software Engineer

Jonathan Carreon

Operations Support Specialist

Nitin Gupta

Business Operations

Kristin Hansen

Payroll Specialist

Alex D'Ignazio

Manager, Customer Success

Samantha Goldstein

Operations Specialist

Mike Daoussis

Principal & Head of Program Innovation

Jason O’Day

Strategic Growth

Tom Bowen

Head of Learning and Development

David Lencioni

Head of Claims

Fedor Paretsky

Software Engineer Intern

Alisha Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Ryan Lau

Business Operations

Mike Tsai

Account Manager

Adam Plachta

Manager, Customer Success

Eric McAfee

Strategic Growth Manager

Melissa Merrick

Onboarding Executive

Duke Moran

Strategic Growth

Josh Lewis

Head of Product

Katie Gonzalez

Account Manager

Tzipora Garbi

Account Manager

Jake Kemper

Operations Specialist

Ezra Laemmle

Operations Specialist

Sarah Bowman

Account Manager

Alison Olsen

Operations Specialist

Maninder Saini

Business Operations

Davis Hoffman

Account Manager

Jason Hoch

Software Engineer

Lucius Fernald

Operations Specialist

Marco Helmich

Software Engineer

Andrew Brackin

Growth

Sheryl Plocharczyk

Account Manager

Sally Poole

Account Manager

John Rodriguez

Head of Accounting

Sam Bacon

Strategy and Planning Lead

Anna Dineros CISR

Account Manager

Jennifer Andres

Account Manager

Innocent Meeme

Software Engineer

Jason Kearney

Strategic Growth

Mike Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly "Kimmi" Van Horn, CLCS

Account Manager

Lauren Parker

Events and Marketing

Matt Hyland

Employee Benefits Account Manager

Tamra Davis

Recruiter

Caleb Draper

Strategic Growth Coordinator

Mark Milner

Software Engineer

Kelly Feeney

Manager, New Business AM Team

Michael Prag

Operations Specialist

De'Anna Miller

Operations Specialist

Alex Levine

Staff Software Engineer

Alexandra Piacquad

Head of Sales Operations

Mariele Longfellow

Account Manager

Nathan Nowell

Software Engineer Intern

Christina Leupp

Growth Campaign Manager

Eduardo Raygoza

Operations Specialist

Pallavi Devaraj

Onboarding Executive

Rahul Desai

Business Operations

Chelsea Gil

Product Designer

Shane Frykholm

Software Engineer

Kaylinn Dawson

Operations Specialist

Carol Moreno

Account Manager

Courtney Ramos

Account Manager

Natasha Gibson

Recruiter

Stephanie Harmon

Account Manager

Priscilla Ramirez

Account Manager

Maddie Watson

Operations Specialist

Didiya Tor

Account Manager

Adnan Shaikh

Manager, Customer Success

Angel Lin

Operations Specialist

Kai Deng

Software Engineer

Christopher Mejia

Operations Support Specialist

Rut Patel

Software Engineer Intern

Matt Wagner

Strategic Growth Associate

Laura Libreros

Operations Support Team Lead

Gabriel Lopez

Account Manager

Heidi Fong

Account Manager

Gordon Wintrob

Co-Founder & CTO

Nina Teu

Account Manager

Benjamin Lotan

Marketing

Karin Robinsantos

Operations

Chentai Kao

Software Engineer

Luba Kravchenko

Software Engineer

Garett Kaneko

Head of Strategic Partnerships