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.

Ted Gingrich

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

Pete Johnson

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

Amora Wood

Principal
  • Previously: Senior Broker at Blank Ink Insurance Services

Susan Groff

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

Emily Sugars

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

Byron Ross

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Broker, Strachota Insurance

Tim Carruth

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

Keane Heller

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Gordon Insurance

Reece Walker

Principal
  • Previously: Broker at Mill Valley Insurance Services

Mike Riggs

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

Spenser Lauro

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Dealey, Renton & Associates

Brett Lantz

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

Nicole Guadarrama

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

Billy Bray

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

Marisa Bradley

Independent Broker
  • Previously: Agent at McNamara Insurance Services

Christian Smith

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

Rick Monetta

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

Mike Hall

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

Forrest Wittenmeier

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

Jake Billingsley

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

Jenifer Ackley

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

Maureen Bernstein

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

David Tsai

Principal
  • Previously: Partner, Millennium Corporate Solutions

Jake Vincent

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Producer

Jesse Duarte

Principal
  • Previously: Broker and Risk Management Consultant

Cherie Bolyarde

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

Joe Naworski

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

Tom Kelly

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

Joe Martin

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

Ulises Jimenez

Principal
  • Previously: Producer, Alex Rue Insurance Agency
  • Manager, Acceptance Insurance

Josh Young

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

Steve McCaw

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

Nick Mayle

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

Serge Vorobets

Principal
  • Previously: HUB International

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

Tage Peterson

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

Adrianne Peixotto

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

Sheri Jamme

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

Bruce Globerman

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

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:

Tuan Do

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

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.

Glenn Roman

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

Kent Short

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

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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.

Tamra Davis

Recruiter

Benjamin Lotan

Marketing

Garrett Johnson

Software Engineer

Vanessa Ngo

Operations Support Specialist

Jake Lansburgh

Head of Account Management

Ranna Zhou

Senior Product Manager

Anna Dineros CISR

Account Manager

Kimberly "Kimmi" Van Horn, CLCS

Account Manager

Jared Shapiro

VP of Engineering

Dylon Riley

Account Manager

Anna Beach

Chief Insurance Officer

Kristen Turner

Senior Product Manager

Andrew Brackin

Growth

Shazia Hussain

People Operations

Rahul Desai

Business Operations

Roni Spizzo

Account Manager

Ben Dezile

Software Engineer

Duke Moran

Strategic Growth

Josh Lewis

Head of Product

Kai Deng

Software Engineer

Alison Olsen

Operations Specialist

Brad Baeuchler

Strategic Growth Associate

Zachary Kruth

Head of Finance

Jessica Wills

Recruiter

Jason Kearney

Strategic Growth

Stephen Peyton

Broker Operations Lead

Lucius Fernald

Operations Specialist

Shane Frykholm

Software Engineer

Test AM

Account Manager

Chelsea Chalhoub

Operations Support Specialist

Urooj Kazmi

Head of Broker Operations

Christopher Mejia

Operations Support Specialist

Nick Zelei

Software Engineer

Kat Forsberg

Executive Assistant

Davis Hoffman

Account Manager

Mariele Longfellow

Account Manager

Jason Hoch

Software Engineer

Bee Stewart

Office Manager

Ivan McCarter

Software Engineer

Rut Patel

Software Engineer Intern

Fernando Mendoza

Operations Support Specialist

Nicole Chow

Account Manager

Michael Schultz

Software Engineer & Designer

Lea Vue

Operations Specialist

Jennifer Meimerstorf

Account Manager

Patrick Mahoney

Account Manager

Kelly Feeney

Manager, New Business AM Team

Chentai Kao

Software Engineer

Anthony Short

Software Engineer & Designer

Sheryl Plocharczyk

Account Manager

Luba Kravchenko

Software Engineer

Chris Buttery

Software Engineer

Karin Robinsantos

Operations

Andre Jacobs

Operations Support Specialist

Fedor Paretsky

Software Engineer Intern

Sally Poole

Account Manager

Zoey Zhu

Operations Specialist

Khalil Riley

Operations Support Specialist

Lisa Hanson

Sales Director

Alvin Tan

Operations Specialist

Dana Mackey

Account Manager

Adnan Shaikh

Manager, Customer Success

Nicole McClain

Account Manager

Adam Plachta

Manager, Customer Success

Heather DePiero

Strategic Growth Manager

Melissa Merrick

Onboarding Executive

Chelsea Gil

Product Designer

Spike Lipkin

Co-Founder & CEO

David Lencioni

Head of Claims

Adrian Malagon

Strategic Growth Associate

Abhi Gukal

Strategic Finance Manager

Mike Tsai

Account Manager

Jasmine Jones

Account Manager

Alex D'Ignazio

Manager, Customer Success

Lily Young

Account Manager

Thang Nguyen

Account Manager

Abhishek Gadiraju

Software Engineer

Nicole Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Angel Lin

Operations Specialist

Jonathan Young

General Counsel and Head of Compliance

Christina Leupp

Growth Campaign Manager

Stephanie Harmon

Account Manager

Riley Pok

Operations Support Specialist

Jonathan Carreon

Operations Support Specialist

Lauren Parker

Events and Marketing

Nathan Nowell

Software Engineer Intern

Ashley Green

Onboarding Executive

Isabel Tapia

Account Manager

Didiya Tor

Account Manager

Alisha Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Huong Ho, CIC, CLCS, CISR

Head of Quality Assurance

Gordon Wintrob

Co-Founder & CTO

Tom Bowen

Head of Learning and Development

Matthew Julian

Operations Specialist

Nicki Graham

Account Manager

Laura Libreros

Operations Support Team Lead

Sandy Luu, CISR, CRIS, MLIS

Account Manager

Heidi Fong

Account Manager

Innocent Meeme

Software Engineer

Alex Levine

Staff Software Engineer

Eric McAfee

Strategic Growth Manager

Tzipora Garbi

Account Manager

Sharon Huynh

Product Manager

Shaun Payne

Operations

Jennifer Andres

Account Manager

Nitin Gupta

Business Operations

Ross Blackstone

Benefits Account Manager

Priscilla Ramirez

Account Manager

Andrew Dorne

Software Engineer

Jason O’Day

Strategic Growth

Chris Hahn

IT Manager

Mike Daoussis

Principal & Head of Program Innovation

Kaylyn Barker

Operations Specialist

Carol Moreno

Account Manager

Pallavi Devaraj

Onboarding Executive

Jennifer Zhou

Software Engineer Intern

Josie Ruzette

Account Manager

Raphael Parker

Head of Strategic Growth

Gabriel Lopez

Account Manager

Roger Wong

Accounts Payable Specialist

Amanda Seybold

Strategic Growth

Brandy Ahearn

Account Manager

Mark Milner

Software Engineer

Matt Daneman

Strategic Growth Manager

Matt Wagner

Strategic Growth Associate

Courtney Ramos

Account Manager

Mike Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Shirley Wong

Operations Specialist

Kathleen Kanaley

Account Manager

John Rodriguez

Head of Accounting

Samantha Goldstein

Operations Specialist

Jackie Faust

Strategic Growth Associate

Garett Kaneko

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Alexandra Piacquad

Head of Sales Operations

Caleb Draper

Strategic Growth Coordinator