Brian Gross, President
Brian Gross, President of GFI Insurance Brokerage, supervises the day-to-day operations of GFI’s Insurance brokerage in offices throughout the Northeast. Mr. Gross maintains longstanding relationships with key insurance providers and wholesale companies. He drives the division in acquisitions of insurance companies, retail books of business, and wholesale acquisitions.
Mr. Gross is an expert in all real estate programs and working with insurance carriers. He graduated from Touro College with a B.A. in Business and is licensed in Property and Casualty as well as Life and Health insurance.
Vincent M. Vieni, Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategy
Vincent M. Vieni, Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategy, brings over 30 years of insurance industry expertise to GFI Insurance Brokerage. He oversees the development of the firm’s overall growth strategy, overseeing the growth of employee benefits operations through the expansion of the sales and service teams. Mr. Vieni is also responsible for expanding GFI’s client roster and enhancing revenue growth.
Prior to joining GFI, Mr. Vieni served as Senior Vice President and Employee Benefits Practice Leader for Wells Fargo Insurance, overseeing client retention, compliance monitoring, new business and sales presentations. Mr. Vieni earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Bernard Baruch School of Business.
Aaron Rosenfeld, Executive Vice President, Director of Sales
Aaron Rosenfeld, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales for GFI Insurance Brokerage, manages the company’s operations teams. His professional ingenuity and mastery of the insurance business has enabled him to expand his group to become one of the largest health insurance brokerage firms in New York City.
Mr. Rosenfeld currently facilitates the training of new sales and oversees the health and life insurance programs within the company. He graduated from Touro College with a B.A. in Management.
Jeffrey Weitz, Director of Sales (Brooklyn Office)
Patricia Knapp, Senior Vice President
Patricia Knapp, Senior Vice President, brings over 28 years of experience in the insurance industry to GFI. She currently oversees the company’s commercial lines department and supervises new and renewal business marketing, claims management, as well as the accounting and customer service departments. Ms. Knapp also services and acts as risk manager on a book of real estate, hotel, and construction business with a total property value of over a billion dollars.
Prior to GFI, Ms. Knapp worked as CIS Retention Manager at Frenkel and Company where she oversaw a niche program of both direct and wholesale business totaling in excess of $22 million in premium. She is currently in the midst of pursuing her ARM Designation.
Lynn Delaney, Senior Branch Manager (Monticello Office)
Lynn Delaney joined GFI Insurance Brokerage as Senior Branch Manager of the company’s Monticello, New York office in 2002 and is an expert in all forms of insurance. She is responsible for overseeing every aspect the branch including servicing and writing new policies, claims management, accounting, and managing staff.
Prior to GFI, Ms. Delaney managed a major insurance agency for 18 years. She earned her NYS Property and Casualty License in 1996.