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.

Tim Carruth

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

Jesse Duarte

Principal
  • Previously: Broker and Risk Management Consultant

Susan Groff

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

Brett Lantz

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

Steve McCaw

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

Serge Vorobets

Principal
  • Previously: HUB International

Oscar Valenzuela

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

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

Nicole Guadarrama

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

Cherie Bolyarde

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

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

Jake Billingsley

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

Maureen Bernstein

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

Joe Martin

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

Josh Young

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

Tuan Do

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

Amora Wood

Principal
  • Previously: Senior Broker at Blank Ink Insurance Services

Reece Walker

Principal
  • Previously: Broker at Mill Valley Insurance Services

Spenser Lauro

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Dealey, Renton & Associates

Adrianne Peixotto

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

Mark Suchevits

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

Kent Short

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

Ryan Tice

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

Pete Johnson

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

Krishna Patel

Principal
  • Previously:

Mike Riggs

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

Jake Vincent

Principal
  • Previously: Commercial Insurance Producer

Forrest Wittenmeier

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

Tom Kelly

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

James Ayoob

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

Ted Gingrich

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

Steve Barserian

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

Keane Heller

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Gordon Insurance

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

Rick Monetta

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

Jenifer Ackley

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

Glenn Roman

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

Eric Anderberg

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

Christian Smith

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

Court Jackson

Principal
  • Previously: Clinton Polley

Marisa Bradley

Independent Broker
  • Previously: Agent at McNamara Insurance Services

Krystyna Kempsell

Principal
  • Previously: Producer at Marsh & McLennan Agency

Bruce Globerman

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

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.

Courtney Ramos

Account Manager

Nitin Gupta

Business Operations

Priscilla Ramirez

Account Manager

Caleb Draper

Strategic Growth Coordinator

Dylon Riley

Account Manager

Huong Ho, CIC, CLCS, CISR

Head of Quality Assurance

Dana Pace

Personal Lines Department Manager

Amanda Seybold

Strategic Growth

Alisha Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

Sheryl Plocharczyk

Account Manager

Sally Poole

Account Manager

Bee Stewart

Office Manager

Kai Deng

Software Engineer

Nicole Chow

Account Manager

Spike Lipkin

Co-Founder & CEO

Josie Ruzette

Account Manager

Mariele Longfellow

Account Manager

Ashley Green

Onboarding Executive

Ranna Zhou

Senior Product Manager

Rahul Desai

Data Operations

James Cintron

Strategic Growth

Heidi Fong

Account Manager

Ivan McCarter

Software Engineer

Gordon Wintrob

Co-Founder & CTO

Anna Beach

Chief Insurance & Operations Officer

Heather DePiero

Strategic Growth Manager

Benjamin Lotan

Marketing

Kathleen Kanaley

Account Manager

Nicole Kawaguchi

Software Engineer

John Rodriguez

Head of Accounting

Duke Moran

Strategic Growth

Teri Koehler

Account Manager

Kristen Turner

Senior Product Manager

Lea Vue

Operations Specialist

Jake Lansburgh

Head of Account Management

Urooj Kazmi

Head of Broker Operations

Michael Schultz

Software Engineer & Designer

Jared Shapiro

VP of Engineering

Zachary Kruth

Head of Finance

Shane Frykholm

Software Engineer

Nikeeta Purohit

Operations Specialist

Shazia Hussain

People Operations

Charles Frazier

Account Manager

Alison Olsen

Operations Specialist

Shaun Payne

Operations

Kaylyn Barker

Operations Specialist

Valerie Marsiano

Operations Specialist

Mike Daoussis

Principal & Head of Program Innovation

Raphael Parker

Head of Strategic Growth

Karin Robinsantos

Operations

Ajinkya Nene

Software Engineer Intern

Luba Kravchenko

Software Engineer

Lauren Parker

Events and Marketing

Kimberly "Kimmi" Van Horn, CLCS

Account Manager

Jennifer Meimerstorf

Account Manager

Jason Kearney

Strategic Growth

Roni Spizzo

Account Manager

Garett Kaneko

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Thang Nguyen

Account Manager

Jasmine Jones

Account Manager

Jason O’Day

Strategic Growth

Jason Hoch

Software Engineer

Anna Dineros

Account Manager

Anthony Short

Software Engineer & Designer

Alex Maddox

Andrew Dorne

Software Engineer

Melissa Merrick

Onboarding Executive

Isabel Tapia

Account Manager

Matthew Julian

Operations Specialist

Rohan Malhotra

Growth

Jennifer Andres

Account Manager

Josh Lewis

Head of Product

Andrew Brackin

Business Growth

Abhishek Gadiraju

Software Engineer