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Jose Fontes Joins Newfront’s Growing P&C Team

Newfront expands growing network of producers with well-known Central and Southern California broker Jose Fontes

Newfront, the tech-driven insurance brokerage firm based in San Francisco, has welcomed Jose Fontes as Senior Vice President and P&C Producer. Fontes, located in Fresno, Calif., brings two decades of experience.

“Jose is masterful in providing innovative insurance solutions for the private equity real estate segment, including financial institutions, private lenders, real estate investment trusts, asset management, and loan servicing companies,” said Tom Whitenight, Newfront Executive Vice President and Bay Area Regional Managing Director. “His knowledge will allow Newfront to further its reach in these areas.”

Fontes joins Newfront from DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers, LLC, where he focused on companies’ risk management needs at the IPO stage and beyond. He also specializes in protecting assets within the agriculture market throughout the state of California, including the Central Valley and Central Coast.

“I’m thrilled to grow the Newfront name to the Central and Southern California markets,” said Fontes, who was born and raised in Mexico and moved to Los Angeles to attend Pepperdine University on a scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Science in international business & finance.

“Newfront’s data-driven technology platform will enhance my ability to bring product specialization options to clients on collateral protection insurance, lender-placed and real estate owned insurance, and professional lines such as directors & officers, errors & omissions, cyber, and management liability,” he added.

While Fontes mostly works with companies on their property and casualty risks, he also has experience in providing solutions around group health insurance. 

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Newfront is transforming the delivery of risk management, employee experience, insurance, and retirement solutions by building the modern insurance platform. Transparent data delivered real-time translates into a lower total cost of risk and greater insights. Newfront makes insurance work for you. Headquartered in San Francisco, Newfront has offices throughout the country and is home to more than 850 employees who serve clients across the United States and globally.


Traci JohnsonNewfront 

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