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.

Maureen Bernstein

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

Steve Barserian

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

Joe Martin

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

Kent Short

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

Mike Riggs

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

Mark Suchevits

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

Reece Walker

  • Previously: Broker at Mill Valley Insurance Services

Billy Bray

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

Josh Young

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

Ryan Tice

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

Nicole Guadarrama

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

Tuan Do

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

Byron Ross

  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Broker, Strachota Insurance

Rick Monetta

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

Stephanie Moriarty

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

Sheri Jamme

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

Adrianne Peixotto

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

Serge Vorobets

  • Previously: HUB International

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

Glenn Roman

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

Eric Anderberg

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

Jake Vincent

  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Producer

Tom Kelly

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

Pete Johnson

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

Christian Smith

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

Nick Mayle

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

James Ayoob

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

Oscar Valenzuela

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

Spenser Lauro

  • Previously: Producer at Dealey, Renton & Associates

Ted Gingrich

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

Keane Heller

  • Previously: Producer at Gordon Insurance

Steve McCaw

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

Jesse Duarte

  • Previously: Broker and Risk Management Consultant

Joe Naworski

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

Krishna Patel

  • Previously:

Forrest Wittenmeier

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

Amora Wood

  • Previously: Senior Broker at Blank Ink Insurance Services

Marisa Bradley

Independent Broker
  • Previously: Agent at McNamara Insurance Services

Cherie Bolyarde

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

Jake Billingsley

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

Krystyna Kempsell

  • Previously: Producer at Marsh & McLennan Agency

Brett Lantz

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

Susan Groff

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

Jenifer Ackley

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

Tim Carruth

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


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.

James Cintron

Strategic Growth

Jason O’Day

Strategic Growth

Josh Lewis

Head of Product

Josie Ruzette

Account Manager

Dylon Riley

Account Manager

Sally Poole

Account Manager


Head of Quality Assurance

Dana Mackey

Account Manager

Isabel Tapia

Account Manager

Ajinkya Nene

Software Engineer Intern

Nikeeta Purohit

Operations Specialist

Anna Beach

Chief Insurance & Operations Officer

Alisha Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Tzipora Garbi

Account Manager

Erica Long

Software Engineering Co-Op

David Lencioni

Head of Claims

Kimberly "Kimmi" Van Horn, CLCS

Account Manager

Kaylyn Barker

Operations Specialist

Jared Shapiro

VP of Engineering

Sheryl Plocharczyk

Account Manager

Anna Dineros CISR

Account Manager

Amanda Seybold

Strategic Growth

Matt Daneman

Strategic Growth Manager

Shazia Hussain

People Operations

Spike Lipkin

Co-Founder & CEO

Karin Robinsantos


Nicole Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Lea Vue

Operations Specialist

Thang Nguyen

Account Manager

Urooj Kazmi

Head of Broker Operations

Raphael Parker

Head of Strategic Growth

Duke Moran

Strategic Growth

Alexandra Piacquad

Head of Sales Operations

Alex Maddox

John Rodriguez

Head of Accounting

Fernando Barragan

Operations Support Specialist

Benjamin Lotan


Chelsea Chalhoub

Operations Support Specialist

Lauren Parker

Events and Marketing

Bee Stewart

Office Manager

Kat Forsberg

Executive Assistant

Fedor Paretsky

Software Engineer Intern

Jennifer Meimerstorf

Account Manager

Shane Frykholm

Software Engineer

Heather DePiero

Strategic Growth Manager

Nitin Gupta

Business Operations

Gordon Wintrob

Co-Founder & CTO

Chris Buttery

Software Engineer

Courtney Ramos

Account Manager

Kai Deng

Software Engineer

Andrew Dorne

Software Engineer

Nicole Chow

Account Manager

Mike Daoussis

Principal & Head of Program Innovation

Alexandra D'Ignacio

Manager, Account Manager

Jason Kearney

Strategic Growth

Alison Olsen

Operations Specialist

Abhishek Gadiraju

Software Engineer

Adam Plachta

Manager, Customer Success

Melissa Merrick

Onboarding Executive

Priscilla Ramirez

Account Manager

Caleb Draper

Strategic Growth Coordinator

Roni Spizzo

Account Manager

Dana Pace

Personal Lines Department Manager

Andrew Brackin

Business Growth

Mariele Longfellow

Account Manager

Jason Hoch

Software Engineer

Heidi Fong

Account Manager

Jasmine Jones

Account Manager

Kristen Turner

Senior Product Manager

Matthew Julian

Operations Specialist

Jonathan Carreon

Operations Support Specialist

Luba Kravchenko

Software Engineer

Ranna Zhou

Senior Product Manager

Anthony Short

Software Engineer & Designer

Adnan Shaikh

Manager, Customer Success

Riley Pok

Operations Support Specialist

Ashley Green

Onboarding Executive

Christopher Mejia

Operations Support Specialist

Rahul Desai

Data Operations

Michael Schultz

Software Engineer & Designer

Jake Lansburgh

Head of Account Management

Ivan McCarter

Software Engineer

Rohan Malhotra


Vanessa Ngo

Operations Support Specialist

Garett Kaneko

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Jennifer Andres

Account Manager

Lily Young

Account Manager

Davis Hoffman

Account Manager

Roger Wong

Accounts Payable Specialist

Chentai Kao

Software Engineer

Shaun Payne


Zachary Kruth

Head of Finance

Christina Leupp

Growth Campaign Manager

Kathleen Kanaley

Account Manager