Our Team

A team of dedicated professionals committed to exceeding your expectations.

Team Members
70
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.

Jenifer Ackley

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

Eric T. Anderberg

Principal
  • Previously: Assistant Vice President at Heffernan Insurance Brokers

James Ayoob

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

Steven C. Barserian, CWCA

Principal
  • Previously: ISU/MVP Insurance Agency
  • C.D. Simonian Insurance Agency

Maureen Bernstein

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

Cherie Bolyarde

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

Marisa Bradley

Independent Broker
  • Previously: Agent at McNamara Insurance Services

Pelayo Carranza III

Principal
  • Previously: VP at Risk Strategies Company
  • VP at Thoits Insurance

Tim Carruth

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

Robert T. Castro

Principal, Commercial Risk Management
  • Previously: Santa Fe Commercial Insurance
  • Coast General Insurance Brokers

Tuan Do

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

Jesse Duarte

Principal
  • Previously: Broker and Risk Management Consultant

Jill Federico

Principal
  • Previously: Director at Crystal & Company
  • Assistant VP and Risk Consultant at Marsh Private Client Services

Bruce Globerman

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

Keane Heller

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Gordon Insurance

Court Jackson

Principal
  • Previously: Clinton Polley

Tom Kelly

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

Mike Kreeger

Principal
  • Previously: VP at HUB International
  • VP at Wells Fargo Insurance Services
  • President at Complete Business Insurance Services

Austin Leo

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at JLT Specialty USA
  • Partner at International Risk Consultants
  • Underwriter at Coface North America

Joe Martin

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

Nick Mayle

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

Stephanie Moriarty

Principal
  • Previously: Insurance & Financial Services Agent at Panos Agency
  • Associate at JMP Insurance

Joe Naworski

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

Tom Pratt

Principal
  • Previously: President at FACE Insurance Services
  • Senior VP at Thomson & Pratt Insurance Associates

Mike Riggs

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

Glenn L. Roman

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Marsh
  • Roman Risk & Insurance Services
  • Producer at Risk Strategies Company

Lizbeth E. Ruiz

Principal
  • Previously: Pegasus Capital & Insurance Services
  • Robertson Taylor

Kent Short

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

Ramon Simpson

Principal
  • Previously: Landscape Contractors Insurance Services
  • Insurance World

Christian B. 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

Oscar Valenzuela

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

Jake Vincent CLCS

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Producer

Sergey Vorobets

Principal
  • Previously: HUB International

Reece Walker

Principal
  • Previously: Broker at Mill Valley Insurance Services

Forrest Wittenmeier

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

Amora D. Wood

Principal
  • Previously: Senior Broker at Blank Ink Insurance Services

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.

Anna Beach, CIC

Chief Insurance & Operations Officer

Andrew Brackin

Growth

Nicole Chow

Account Manager

James Cintron

Recruiting

Kai Deng

Software Engineer

Anna Dineros, CISR

Account Manager

Bundy Francis

Account Manager

Shane Frykholm

Software Engineer

Nitin Gupta

Business Operations

Huong Ho, CIC, CLCS, CISR

Account Manager

Jason Hoch

Software Engineer

Maryann Hulsman

Data Operations

Shazia Hussain

Office Manager

Alisha Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Jason Kearney

Recruiting

Luba Kravchenko

Software Engineer

Jake Lansburgh

Head of Account Management

Josh Lewis

Head of Product

Spike Lipkin

Co-Founder & CEO

Benjamin Lotan

Marketing

Sabrina Luo

Software Engineer

Valerie Marsiano

Operations Specialist

Ivan McCarter

Software Engineer

Jennifer Meimerstorf

Account Manager

Jason O’Day

Recruiting

Dana Pace

Account Manager

Raphael Parker

Head of Strategic Growth

Shaun Payne

Operations

Sheryl Plocharczyk

Account Manager

Sally Poole

Account Manager

Josie Ruzette

Account Manager

Michael Schultz

Software Engineer & Designer

Kimberly "Kimmi" Van Horn, CLCS

Account Manager

Lea Vue

Operations Specialist

Gordon Wintrob

Co-Founder & CTO