Contact Us

Property & Casualty

Brokerage & Binding Authority

 

 

Leadership

Long Island & New York

John Buckley
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Services on NY
jbuckley@nifgroup.com
646-940-9702

New Jersey

Anne Maher
President, NIF Services of NJ
amaher@nifgroup.com
201-775-1264

New England

Julie Sonier
Senior Vice President
jsonier@nifgroup.com
508-476-6164

California

Joe Bonilla
Director
joe.bonilla@jencapgroup.com
707-578-9618


Brokers & Underwriters

Long Island

Richie Manduca
Vice President
rmanduca@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

Rob Rivera
Vice President
rrivera@nifgroup.com
516-570-7405

Jack Scott
Vice President
jscott@nifgroup.com
516-570-7206

Lekha Zaveri
Vice President
lzaveri@nifgroup.com
516-570-7401

New York

Mike Roppelt
Vice President
mroppelt@nifgroup.com
516-570-7344

Randy Regner
Broker
rregner@nifgroup.com
646-940-9699

New Jersey

Thomas Lynch
Vice President
tlynch@nifgroup.com
201-775-1260

Daisy Marshall
Renewal Underwriter
dmarshall@nifgroup.com
201-775-1258

 

 

Massachusetts

Julie Sonier
Senior Vice President
jsonier@nifgroup.com
508-476-6164

Jennifer Almy
Broker / Underwriter
jalmy@nifgroup.com
508-476-6166

Erich Schutz
Broker / Underwriter
eschutz@nifgroup.com
413-800-8121

Connecticut

Carol Anderson
Broker / Underwriter
canderson@nifgroup.com
203-204-2718

Jennifer Conklin
Broker / Underwriter
jconklin@nifgroup.com
203-204-2713

Erich Schutz
Broker / Underwriter
eschutz@nifgroup.com
413-800-8121

Rhode Island

Julie Sonier
Senior Vice President
jsonier@nifgroup.com
508-476-6164

Lynda Dodge
Renewal Underwriter
ldodge@nifgroup.com
508-476-1478


 

California (AZ, CA, NV)

Lauren Wagner
Underwriting Administrator
Senior Underwriter
lauren.wagner@jencapgroup.com
800-772-8538 ext. 138

Vicki McCartney
Renewal Underwriter
vicki.mccartney@jencapgroup.com
800-772-8538 ext. 154

Leydi Espinoza
Underwriter Assistant
leydi.espinoza@jencapgroup.com
800-772-8538 ext. 135

Victor Zambrano
Renewal Underwriter
victor.zambrano@jencapgroup.com
800-772-8538 ext. 110

Ruthy Contreras
Underwriter - Personal Lines 
ruthy.contreras@jencapgroup.com

Pacific NW (WA, OR, ID)

Ashley Meyer
Underwriter
ashley.meyer@jencapgroup.com
800-528-5695 ext. 203

Kristi Holmes
Renewal Underwriter
kristi.holmes@jencapgroup.com
800-528-5695 ext. 204 

Professional & Management Liability

NIF Pro - Specialty Brokerage

 

Leadership

David Vicari
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Pro
dvicari@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

Specialty Brokers

Michael A. De Feo, RPLU, ASLI
Senior Vice President
mdefeo@nifgroup.com
516-570-7215

Deborah Dioguardi
Vice President
ddioguardi@nifgroup.com
516-570-7414

Anthony Manna, RPLU+
Assistant Vice President
amanna@nifgroup.com
516-570-7213

Melissa Yurich
Assistant Vice President
myurich@nifgroup.com
516-570-7216

Leadership Team



Mark Maher
President, Jencap LLC
President, NIF Group, Inc.
mark.maher@jencapgroup.com
646-940-9695

Biography

Mark Maher is the Chief Operating Officer of Jencap Group and President of NIF Group.

Mark played an integral role in the growth and development of NIF Group, Inc. and perpetuated their future through the sale of the firm to Jencap Holdings Inc.

Mark began his insurance career in 1981 as a Property Facultative Broker at Willcox Baringer Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson and Higgins. Other roles he has held in the industry include Property Facultative Underwriter at Kaler, Carney, and Liffler, underwriting managers for Allstate Insurance Company; as well as Assistant Vice President at Delany Management for both facultative and treaty reinsurance, on and off the New York Insurance Exchange.

In addition, he held the position of Assistant Vice President at Danmar Associates, managing the property and casualty facilities. In 1990, Danmar was acquired by what is now known as NIF Group, Inc. where he became President of NIF Services of New York in 1999.

Mark attended the College of Insurance Work-Study program from 1978-1982.

David Vicari
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Pro
dvicari@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

Biography

David is a wholesale brokerage expert for all Management Liability (D&O), Professional Liability (E&O) and Employment Practices Liability (EPLI) related products.  He is the President and creator of NIF PRO, a division of NIF Group, Inc. that was established in February 1994.  David was named Partner and Executive Vice President of NIF Group, Inc. in June 2001. 

Prior to joining NIF, David brokered these specialty products on a retail basis with Frank Crystal & Co., Inc. Prior to that, he held various underwriting and management positions at AIG/National Union where he began his Insurance career in 1984. David is a graduate of St. John’s University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

John Buckley
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Services on NY
jbuckley@nifgroup.com
646-940-9702

Biography

John graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH in 1982. In 1983 John joined Moore Excess, a surplus lines wholesaler. He eventually purchased the firm in 1991. Moore Excess was purchased by NIF Group in 1995 and John was named Sr. Vice President and part-owner in NIF Services of New York. In June of 2006 he was named President of NIF Services of New York. John served as president of the Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association (PIWA) 1991 to 1993. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Excess Lines Association of New York (ELANY).

Anne Maher
President, NIF Services of NJ

amaher@nifgroup.com
201-775-1264

Biography

Anne has over thirty years managerial experience on the Retail, MGA, Company Underwriting and Excess and Surplus Lines side of the industry.

In 1994, Anne was named President of NIF Services of NJ.  Along with managing the marketing and development of Commercial lines business for the branch, Anne oversees the Personal Lines Department of NIF Group Inc. Most recently NIF Property Solutions, an exclusive in house authority for Commercial Property exposures, was added as a division to her branch.

Corporate Contacts

30 Park Avenue
Manhasset, NY 11030
Toll Free - 800-892-8892 | Fax - 516-365-7392


Leadership

Mark Maher
President, Jencap LLC
President, NIF Group, Inc.
mark.maher@jencapgroup.com
646-940-9695

David Vicari
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Pro
dvicari@nifgroup.com

516-570-7367

John Buckley
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Services on NY
jbuckley@nifgroup.com
646-940-9702

Anne Maher
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Services on NY
amaher@nifgroup.com
201-775-1264

Marketing

Paul Orlando
Vice President, Marketing & Sales
paul.orlando@jencapgroup.com
516-570-7231

 

 

 

Human Resources

Daphne Alvarado, SPHR
Vice President
dalvarado@nifgroup.com
516-570-7354

Accounting

Joann Parrotta
Vice President
jparrotta@nifgroup.com
516-570-7342

Long Island Branch

30 Park Avenue
Manhasset, NY 11030
Toll Free - 800-892-8892 | Fax - 516-365-7392


Leadership


Property & Casualty

John Buckley
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Services on NY
jbuckley@nifgroup.com
646-940-9702

NIF PRO

David Vicari
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Pro
dvicari@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

Property & Casualty

Richie Manduca
Vice President
rmanduca@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

Rob Rivera
Vice President
rrivera@nifgroup.com
516-570-7405

Jack Scott
Vice President
jscott@nifgroup.com
516-570-7206

Lekha Zaveri
Vice President
lzaveri@nifgroup.com
516-570-7401

NIF Pro

Michael A. De Feo, RPLU, ASLI
Senior Vice President
mdefeo@nifgroup.com
516-570-7215

Deborah Dioguardi
Vice President
ddioguardi@nifgroup.com
516-570-7414

Anthony Manna, RPLU+
Assistant Vice President
amanna@nifgroup.com
516-570-7213

Melissa Yurich
Assistant Vice President
myurich@nifgroup.com
516-570-7216

Jencap Programs


Nonprofit & Social Services

Mike Rust
East Coast
mike.rust@minico.com
516-570-7356

Vince Terlaje
West Coast
vince.terlaje@minico.com
425-949-0028

Landscaping - NALP

Leslie Wilson
All States
leslie.wilson@minico.com
916-894-0009

Artisan Contractors

David Daniels
CA, NV, AZ Only
david.daniels@minico.com
916-894-0014


Workers' Compensation


Risk Innovations

Kate Alben
Northeast TM
kate.alben@riskinnovations.com
508-205-0114

New York City Branch

420 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10170
Toll Free - 800-883-0441 | Fax - 212-233-6958

Leadership


Property & Casualty

John Buckley
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Services on NY
jbuckley@nifgroup.com
646-940-9702

NIF PRO

David Vicari
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Pro
dvicari@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

Property & Casualty

Mike Roppelt
Vice President
mroppelt@nifgroup.com
516-570-7344

Randy Regner
Broker
rregner@nifgroup.com
646-940-9699

 

NIF Pro

Michael A. De Feo, RPLU, ASLI
Senior Vice President
mdefeo@nifgroup.com
516-570-7215

Deborah Dioguardi
Vice President
ddioguardi@nifgroup.com
516-570-7414

Anthony Manna, RPLU+
Assistant Vice President
amanna@nifgroup.com
516-570-7213

Melissa Yurich
Assistant Vice President
myurich@nifgroup.com
516-570-7216

Jencap Programs


Nonprofit & Social Services

Mike Rust
East Coast
mike.rust@minico.com
516-570-7356

Vince Terlaje
West Coast
vince.terlaje@minico.com
425-949-0028

Landscaping - NALP

Leslie Wilson
All States
leslie.wilson@minico.com
916-894-0009

Artisan Contractors

David Daniels
CA, NV, AZ Only
david.daniels@minico.com
916-894-0014

 

Workers' Compensation


Risk Innovations

Kate Alben
Northeast TM
kate.alben@riskinnovations.com
508-205-0114

New Jersey Branch

103 Spring Valley Road
Montvale, NJ 07645
Toll Free - 888-323-8140 | Fax - 201-307-8886

Leadership


Property & Casualty

Anne Maher
President, NIF Services of NJ
amaher@nifgroup.com
201-775-1264

NIF PRO

David Vicari
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Pro
dvicari@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

Property & Casualty

Anne Maher
President, NIF Services or NJ
amaher@nifgroup.com
201-775-1264

Thomas Lynch
Vice President
tlynch@nifgroup.com
201-775-1260

Daisy Marshall
Renewal Underwriter
dmarshall@nifgroup.com
201-775-1258

 

NIF Pro

Michael A. De Feo, RPLU, ASLI
Senior Vice President
mdefeo@nifgroup.com
516-570-7215

Deborah Dioguardi
Vice President
ddioguardi@nifgroup.com
516-570-7414

Anthony Manna, RPLU+
Assistant Vice President
amanna@nifgroup.com
516-570-7213

Melissa Yurich
Assistant Vice President
myurich@nifgroup.com
516-570-7216

Jencap Programs


Nonprofit & Social Services

Mike Rust
East Coast
mike.rust@minico.com
516-570-7356

Vince Terlaje
West Coast
vince.terlaje@minico.com
425-949-0028

Landscaping - NALP

Leslie Wilson
All States
leslie.wilson@minico.com
916-894-0009

Artisan Contractors

David Daniels
CA, NV, AZ Only
david.daniels@minico.com
916-894-0014

 

Workers' Compensation


Risk Innovations

Kate Alben
Northeast TM
kate.alben@riskinnovations.com
508-205-0114

New England Branch

25A Hastings Street
Mendon, MA 01756
Toll Free - 800-262-7475

New Business Massachusetts: nifnewbizma@nifgroup.com | New Business Connecticut: nifnewbizct@nifgroup.com

Leadership


New England

Julie Sonier
Senior Vice President
jsonier@nifgroup.com
508-476-6164

NIF PRO

David Vicari
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Pro
dvicari@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

Massachusetts

Julie Sonier
Senior Vice President
jsonier@nifgroup.com
508-476-6164

Jennifer Almy
Broker / Underwriter
jalmy@nifgroup.com
508-476-6166

Erich Schutz
Broker / Underwriter
eschutz@nifgroup.com
413-800-8121

Connecticut

Carol Anderson
Broker / Underwriter
canderson@nifgroup.com
203-204-2718

Jennifer Conklin
Broker / Underwriter
jconklin@nifgroup.com
203-204-2713

Erich Schutz
Broker / Underwriter
eschutz@nifgroup.com
413-800-8121

 

Rhode Island

Julie Sonier
Senior Vice President
jsonier@nifgroup.com
508-476-6164

Lynda Dodge
Renewal Underwriter
ldodge@nifgroup.com
508-476-1478

NIF Pro

Anthony Manna, RPLU+
Assistant Vice President
amanna@nifgroup.com
516-570-7213

Deborah Dioguardi
Vice President
ddioguardi@nifgroup.com
516-570-7414

Jencap Programs


Nonprofit & Social Services

Mike Rust
East Coast
mike.rust@minico.com
516-570-7356

Vince Terlaje
West Coast
vince.terlaje@minico.com
425-949-0028

Landscaping - NALP

Leslie Wilson
All States
leslie.wilson@minico.com
916-894-0009

Artisan Contractors

David Daniels
CA, NV, AZ Only
david.daniels@minico.com
916-894-0014

Workers' Compensation


Risk Innovations

Kate Alben
Northeast TM
kate.alben@riskinnovations.com
508-205-0114

California Branch - formerly Pacific Coast E&S
NIF Insurance Services of California

2235 Mercury Way, Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Toll Free - 800-772-8538 | Fax - 707-573-9761 | CA License 0M15937
CA, NV, AZ Submissions: capolicy@jencapgroup.com | WA, OR, ID Submissions: nwapp@jencapgroup.com

 

Leadership


Property & Casualty

Joe Bonilla
Director
joe.bonilla@jencapgroup.com
707-578-9618

NIF PRO

David Vicari
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
President, NIF Pro
dvicari@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

 

California (CA, NV, AZ)

Lauren Wagner
Underwriting Administrator
Senior Underwriter
lauren.wagner@jencapgroup.com
800-772-8538 ext. 138

Vicki McCartney
Renewal Underwriter
vicki.mccartney@jencapgroup.com
800-772-8538 ext. 154

Leydi Espinoza
Underwriter Assistant
leydi.espinoza@jencapgroup.com
800-772-8538 ext. 135

Victor Zambrano
Renewal Underwriter
victor.zambrano@jencapgroup.com
800-772-8538 ext. 110

Ruthy Contreras
Underwriter - Personal Lines 
ruthy.contreras@jencapgroup.com

 

Pacific NW (WA, OR, ID)

Ashley Meyer
Underwriter
ashley.meyer@jencapgroup.com
800-528-5695 ext. 203

Kristi Holmes
Renewal Underwriter
kristi.holmes@jencapgroup.com
800-528-5695 ext. 204 

Marketing

Jason Reese
Business Development
jason.reese@jencapgroup.com
508-476-6164

NIF Pro

 Anthony Manna, RPLU+
Assistant Vice President
amanna@nifgroup.com
516-570-7213

Jencap Cannabis

cannabis@jencapgroup.com

 

Jencap Programs


Nonprofit & Social Services

Vince Terlaje
West Coast
vince.terlaje@minico.com
425-949-0028

Landscaping - NALP

Leslie Wilson
All States
leslie.wilson@minico.com
916-894-0009

Artisan Contractors

David Daniels
CA, NV, AZ Only
david.daniels@minico.com
916-894-0014 

Workers' Compensation


Risk Innovations

Tom Wold
California TM
tom.wold@riskinnovations.com
714-430-7687

Matt Voegele
Arizona and Nevada TM
matt.voeglel@riskinnovations.com
480-653-6224

NIF Pro - Specialty Brokerage

Professional & Management Liability

Toll Free: 800-664-3776 | Click here to visit our enhanced product page

Leadership

David Vicari
President, NIF PRO
Executive VP, NIF Group, Inc.
dvicari@nifgroup.com
516-570-7367

Specialty Brokers

Michael A. De Feo, RPLU, ASLI
Senior Vice President
mdefeo@nifgroup.com
516-570-7215

Deborah Dioguardi
Vice President
ddioguardi@nifgroup.com
516-570-7414

Anthony Manna, RPLU+
Assistant Vice President
amanna@nifgroup.com
516-570-7213

Melissa Yurich
Assistant Vice President
myurich@nifgroup.com
516-570-7216

Account Executives

Frank Ocello
focello@nifgroup.com
516-570-7246

Alex Rodriguez
arodriguez@nifgroup.com
516-570-7414

NIF Pro is the specialty division within NIF Group, Inc. providing Management & Professional Liability products to our producers for their existing and potential clients.

NIF Pro was initially formed in 1994 with expertise in these lines and our knowledge has kept pace with the industry by focusing on these products exclusively. We monitor new coverage developments, movements of Underwriters within the marketplace and remain abreast of current legal and economic conditions that relate to our products. Dealing with Claims-Made policy forms every day, we are also a resource for issues relating to retroactive coverage, prior & pending litigation, extended reporting periods etc.

We always deliver a prompt response and excellent service. 100% wholesale, our mission is to assist the Independent Agent by adding value to each and every transaction and increasing your profitability. By working as your own marketing department, or as an extension thereof we save you time (and therefore money); increase your bind ratio by consistently delivering excellent quotations; and provide you with assistance in generating new business submissions.

Products we specialize in:
  • Directors & Officers/Management Liability/Executive Liability
    • Privately Held Companies (can combine with EPL/Fiduciary)
    • Publicly Traded Firms
    • Nonprofit D&O (combined with EPL)
    • Initial Public Offerings
  • Fiduciary Liability
    • All classes, single employer, multi-employer
  • Employment Practices Liability
    • All sizes and classes
  • Miscellaneous Professional Liability (Errors & Omissions Liability)
    • Any class of business providing any service to others
  • Specified Professions Liability
    • Lawyers
    • Accountants
    • Architects and Engineers
    • Insurance Agents and Brokers
    • Technology
    • Security Broker Dealers/Banks/Insurance Companies
    • Investment Advisors/Mutual Funds/Hedge Funds
    • Private Equity/Venture Capital
  • Cyber, Media, Security & Privacy Liability
    • First Party coverage and third party liability for specific breach expenses
    • Media Liability (Cyber/Website content and/or traditional publishing, broadcasting)

Click here to visit our enhanced product page

Jencap Program Administrators

119 N. Park Avenue, 4th Floor
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
jpa@jencapgroup.com
jencapprograms.com

 

Leadership

John LaCava
President & CEO
john.lacava@jencapgroup.com
516-960-0570

Nonprofit & Social Services

Mike Rust
East Coast Contact
mike.rust@minico.com

516-570-7356
Program Website: Click Here

Vince Terlaje
West Coast Contact
vince.terlaje@minico.com

425-949-0028
Program Website: Click Here

Landscaping - NALP

Leslie Wilson
National Contact
leslie.wilson@minico.com
916-894-0009
Program Website: Click Here

Artisan Contractors

David Daniels
CA, NV, AZ Only
david.daniels@minico.com
916-894-0014
Program Website: Click Here

Effective April 1st 2021, NIF Group's exclusive programs has joined forces with our affiliate company, MiniCo Insurance Agency under the  new Jencap Program Administrators division.

Our agency partners will experience no change in day to day work flows - same program team, just new program home! With the power of the MiniCo platform behind them, NIF Group's agents will now have access to 11 additional exclusive programs. Find out more at www.MiniCo.com

To find out information on all of Jencap's specialty programs please visit JencapPrograms.com

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