Our Team

A team of dedicated professionals committed to exceeding your expectations.

Team Members
Insurance Partners

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.


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.


Disciplined Approach

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


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.


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.


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

Brett Lantz

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

Rick Monetta

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

Nicole Guadarrama

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

Tom Kelly

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

James Ayoob

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

Forrest Wittenmeier

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

Tim Carruth

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

Emily Sugars

Principal, Employee Benefits

Steve McCaw

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

Tuan Do

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

Josh Young

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

Steve Barserian

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

Adrianne Peixotto

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

Maureen Bernstein

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

Jake Vincent

  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Producer

Billy Bray

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

Cherie Bolyarde

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

Joe Naworski

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

Pete Johnson

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

Eric Anderberg

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

Christian Smith

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

Mike Riggs

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

Ted Gingrich

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

Susan Groff

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

Sheri Jamme

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

Nick Mayle

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

Jake Billingsley

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

Spenser Lauro

  • Previously: Producer at Dealey, Renton & Associates

Jenifer Ackley

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

Serge Vorobets

  • Previously: HUB International

Reece Walker

  • Previously: Broker at Mill Valley Insurance Services

Rob Wallace

  • 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

  • Previously:

Marisa Bradley

Independent Broker
  • Previously: Agent at McNamara Insurance Services

Mark Suchevits

  • Previously: Licensed Commercial Insurance Broker at Alex Rue Insurances Agency
  • Licensed Sales Producer at Allstate Insurance

Keane Heller

  • Previously: Producer at Gordon Insurance

Bruce Globerman

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

Mike Hall

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

Amora Wood

  • Previously: Senior Broker at Blank Ink Insurance Services

Byron Ross

  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Broker, Strachota Insurance

Ryan Tice

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

Kent Short

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

Oscar Valenzuela

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

Joe Martin

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

Jesse Duarte

  • Previously: Broker and Risk Management Consultant

Glenn Roman

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


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.

Shane Frykholm

Software Engineer

Chentai Kao

Software Engineer

Angel Lin

Operations Specialist

Adrian Malagon

Strategic Growth Associate

Alex Levine

Staff Software Engineer

Adam Plachta

Manager, Customer Success

Courtney Ramos

Account Manager

Roger Wong

Accounts Payable Specialist

Heather DePiero

Strategic Growth Manager

Tamra Davis


Amanda Seybold

Strategic Growth

Andre Jacobs

Operations Support Specialist

Brad Baeuchler

Strategic Growth Associate

Karin Robinsantos


Lea Vue

Operations Specialist

Nicole Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Davis Hoffman

Account Manager

Ranna Zhou

Senior Product Manager


Account Manager

Anthony Short

Software Engineer & Designer

Sally Poole

Account Manager

Mike Daoussis

Principal & Head of Program Innovation

Ben Dezile

Software Engineer

Alvin Tan

Operations Specialist

Jared Shapiro

VP of Engineering

Didiya Tor

Account Manager

Jake Lansburgh

Head of Account Management

Josh Lewis

Head of Product

Vanessa Ngo

Operations Support Specialist

Jason Kearney

Strategic Growth

Riley Pok

Operations Support Specialist

Alex Maddox

Strategic Growth Associate

Abhishek Gadiraju

Software Engineer

Garrett Johnson

Software Engineer

Matt Wagner

Strategic Growth Associate

Tzipora Garbi

Account Manager

Shazia Hussain

People Operations

Gabriel Lopez

Account Manager

Josie Ruzette

Account Manager

John Rodriguez

Head of Accounting

Alisha Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Dylon Riley

Account Manager

Fernando Mendoza

Operations Support Specialist

Kai Deng

Software Engineer

Chelsea Chalhoub

Operations Support Specialist

Kat Forsberg

Executive Assistant

Ross Blackstone

Benefits Account Manager

Melissa Merrick

Onboarding Executive

Shaun Payne



Head of Quality Assurance

Priscilla Ramirez

Account Manager

Rahul Desai

Data Operations

Caleb Draper

Strategic Growth Coordinator

Alexandra Piacquad

Head of Sales Operations

Christopher Mejia

Operations Support Specialist

Thang Nguyen

Account Manager

Ivan McCarter

Software Engineer

Matthew Julian

Operations Specialist

Andrew Dorne

Software Engineer

Jonathan Carreon

Operations Support Specialist

Kathleen Kanaley

Account Manager

Garett Kaneko

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Alex D'Ignazio

Manager, Customer Success

Mike Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Mariele Longfellow

Account Manager

Nitin Gupta

Business Operations

David Lencioni

Head of Claims

Nick Zelei

Software Engineer

Chris Buttery

Software Engineer

Anna Dineros CISR

Account Manager

Matt Daneman

Strategic Growth Manager

Erica Long

Software Engineering Co-Op

Nicole Chow

Account Manager

Samantha Goldstein

Operations Specialist

Lily Young

Account Manager

Jennifer Meimerstorf

Account Manager

Khalil Riley

Operations Support Specialist

Duke Moran

Strategic Growth

Adnan Shaikh

Manager, Customer Success

Ajinkya Nene

Software Engineer Intern

Urooj Kazmi

Head of Broker Operations

Lucius Fernald

Operations Specialist

Shirley Wong

Operations Specialist

Ashley Green

Onboarding Executive

Kimberly "Kimmi" Van Horn, CLCS

Account Manager

Michael Schultz

Software Engineer & Designer

Fedor Paretsky

Software Engineer Intern

Luba Kravchenko

Software Engineer

Andrew Brackin


Isabel Tapia

Account Manager

Kaylyn Barker

Operations Specialist

Kristen Turner

Senior Product Manager

Jason Hoch

Software Engineer

Benjamin Lotan


Christina Leupp

Growth Campaign Manager

Bee Stewart

Office Manager

Gordon Wintrob

Co-Founder & CTO

Jennifer Andres

Account Manager

Jasmine Jones

Account Manager

Jason O’Day

Strategic Growth

Heidi Fong

Account Manager

Stephen Peyton

Broker Operations Lead

Zachary Kruth

Head of Finance

Dana Pace

Personal Lines Department Manager

Nicole McClain

Account Manager

Roni Spizzo

Account Manager

Raphael Parker

Head of Strategic Growth

Sheryl Plocharczyk

Account Manager

Spike Lipkin

Co-Founder & CEO

Alison Olsen

Operations Specialist

Brandy Ahearn

Account Manager

Anna Beach

Chief Insurance Officer

Lisa Hanson

Sales Director

Lauren Parker

Events and Marketing

Dana Mackey

Account Manager