Newfront Expands Education Practice Globally

San Francisco – April 10, 2024 — Newfront, the tech-driven insurance brokerage firm based in San Francisco, is announcing the expansion of its dedicated Education Practice. Led by Senior Vice President and Risk & Insurance Education Power Broker Pedro Reyes, the Newfront Education Practice is now serving clients globally.

Newfront’s Education Practice empowers educational institutions with viable alternatives to control costs, mitigate risks, and enhance staff retention strategies.

“The Newfront Education Practice is designed for charter schools, community colleges, pooled groups of schools, and other organizations that want to offer a competitive benefits program that will help them attract and retain valued employees while still reducing risks and controlling expenses,” said Reyes, Education & Public Sector Practice Leader.

Newfront’s team of seasoned education experts and the company’s new partnership with MetLife means clients receive customized insurance programs that evolve as the needs of the schools change over time.

“Our tactics are different from other brokers, who tend to take a more transactional approach,” said Jeff Simpson, Senior Vice President, Business Insurance. “We do not believe that one size fits all. We get to know our clients, so we have a thorough understanding of their business needs and challenges.”

MetLife has agreed to a specialized block for schools exclusively with Newfront. With 150 years of experience, MetLife offers products and solutions that address diverse, client-specific needs. “Our partnership means having a program that seamlessly supports schools as they transition through each new chapter,” Reyes said.

Keith Brown, Education & Public Sector Practice Specialist in Total Rewards, says the partnership is significant. “It demonstrates MetLife’s belief in the vision that Newfront has for schools. We have exclusive access to richer plans overall, enabling us to provide a more streamlined program for our clients.”

Reyes has more than two decades of employee benefits expertise, a passion for education, and a record of delivering client results. Risk & Insurance named him a 2024 Power Broker. Reyes works alongside Brown, who brings years of success building lasting relationships with employees, unions, and administrators, and Jeff Simpson, who has spent more than 15 years protecting educational institutions against risks and helping them save money.

“We look forward to expanding to additional locations so that even more educational institutions can take advantage of our specialization in education and non-profit,” says Reyes. “Newfront has the expertise to help schools streamline their risk management and control costs while offering benefits designed to attract and retain valued teacher and staff partners.”

About Newfront

Newfront is a modern brokerage transforming the risk management, business insurance, total rewards, and retirement services space through the combination of elite expertise and cutting-edge technology. Specializing in more than 20 industries and headquartered in San Francisco, Newfront has offices nationwide and is home to more than 800 employees serving organizations across the United States and globally. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.


Traci Johnson

Prosek Partners

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