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.

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

Tom Pratt

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

Pelayo Carranza

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

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

Forrest Wittenmeier

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

Jake Vincent

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Producer

Tim Carruth

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

Bruce Globerman

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

Keane Heller

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Gordon Insurance

Mike Riggs

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

Oscar Valenzuela

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

Susan Groff

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

Eric Anderberg

Principal
  • Previously: Assistant Vice President at Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Serge Vorobets

Principal
  • Previously: HUB International

Maureen Bernstein

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

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

Court Jackson

Principal
  • Previously: Clinton Polley

Stephanie Moriarty

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

Krishna Patel

Principal
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Tuan Do

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

Jake Billingsley

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

Kent Short

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

Spenser Lauro

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Dealy, Renton & Associates

Steve McCaw

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

Rick Monetta

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

Brett Lantz

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

Ryan Tice

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

Jesse Duarte

Principal
  • Previously: Broker and Risk Management Consultant

Krystyna Kempsell

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Marsh & McLennan Agency

Glenn Roman

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

Jill Federico

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

Christian Smith

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

Tom Kelly

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

Nick Mayle

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

Amora Wood

Principal
  • Previously: Senior Broker at Blank Ink Insurance Services

Joe Naworski

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

Billy Bray

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

James Ayoob

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

Joe Martin

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

Ted Gingrich

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

Reece Walker

Principal
  • Previously: Broker at Mill Valley Insurance Services

Steve Barserian

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

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.

Teri Koehler

Account Manager

Shaun Payne

Operations

Kristen Turner

Senior Product Manager

Sabrina Luo

Software Engineer

Jennifer Andres

Account Manager

Nikeeta Purohit

Operations Specialist

Jared Shapiro

VP of Engineering

Ashley Green

Onboarding Executive

Sheryl Plocharczyk

Account Manager

Raphael Parker

Head of Strategic Growth

Jake Lansburgh

Head of Account Management

Kaylyn Barker

Operations Specialist

Nitin Gupta

Business Operations

Anna Dineros

Account Manager

Andrew Dorne

Software Engineer

Valerie Marsiano

Operations Specialist

Anna Beach

Chief Insurance & Operations Officer

Alisha Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Lea Vue

Operations Specialist

Gordon Wintrob

Co-Founder & CTO

Shazia Hussain

Office Manager

Matthew Julian

Support Specialist

Ivan McCarter

Software Engineer

Shane Frykholm

Software Engineer

Andrew Brackin

Growth

Jason O’Day

Recruiting

Alex Maddox

Bundy Francis

Account Manager

Zach Kruth

Head of Finance

Josie Ruzette

Account Manager

Jason Kearney

Recruiting

Kai Deng

Software Engineer

Jennifer Meimerstorf

Account Manager

Nicole Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Dana Pace

Personal Lines Department Manager

Huong Ho, CIC, CLCS, CISR

Head of Quality Assurance

Josh Lewis

Head of Product

James Cintron

Recruiting

Heather DePiero

Strategic Growth Manager

Caleb Draper

Recruiting Coordinator

Amanda Seybold

Strategic Growth

Michael Schultz

Software Engineer & Designer

Jason Hoch

Software Engineer

Urooj Kazmi

Head of Broker Operations

Spike Lipkin

Co-Founder & CEO

Luba Kravchenko

Software Engineer

Benjamin Lotan

Marketing

Nicole Chow

Account Manager

Thang Nguyen

Account Manager

Abhishek Gadiraju

Software Engineer

Ranna Zhou

Senior Product Manager

Jasmine Jones

Account Manager

Mariele Longfellow

Account Manager

Roni Spizzo

Account Manager

Kimberly "Kimmi" Van Horn, CLCS

Account Manager

Sally Poole

Account Manager

Heidi Fong

Account Manager