Our
Team

SBB delivers deep industry expertise to each and every client. It’s an innovative mix of intellectual and technological strength enhanced by a fresh perspective that prepares SBB for your needs, challenges and expectations.

Executive Team

Managing Principal

Lewis Bernstein, CIC

Lewis is a managing principal at The Signature B&B Companies (TSBBC). With more than three decades of experience in the industry, Lewis has expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Real Estate and High Net Worth Personal Insurance.

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Managing Principal

Peter Schapero

Peter Schapero brings over 25 years of experience to his position as managing principal at TSBBC. Peter has expertise in Risk Management, covering a breadth of industries including Real Estate, Construction, Health Care, Social Services, Professional Liability, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution.

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Managing Principal

Ronald Brunell, CIC

Ronald M. Brunell, from Woodmere, NY, is a managing principal at The Signature B&B Companies.

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Partner

Marc Graber

Marc brings over 40 years of insurance experience to his role as partner of TSBBC, which he joined in 2006. Marc specializes in providing all forms of insurance coverage, and risk management services to a wide range of public and private commercial clients in the Real Estate, Construction, and Manufacturing Industries.

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Partner / Executive Director of Sales & Marketing

Louis E. Finkelstein

Lou, a partner and the Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, joined TSBBC in 2009.

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Partner in employee benefits

James J. Oliveri

James is partner specializing in employee benefits at TSBBC. He has been working in the employee benefits industry for over 20 years.

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Partner

Gary Castle

Gary brings over 35 years of insurance experience to his role as partner at TSBBC. He joined its predecessor firm, The Signature Group, LLC, in 2006.

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Partner

Marcy Ruchman, CIC

Marcy is a partner at The Signature B&B Companies overseeing the Main Street Business Group. In 1990, she joined Ruchman Associates Inc., a family insurance agency which merged with B&B Coverage in 2009.

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Partner

Gerry Tobias, CAPI

Gerry is a partner at TSBBC and former managing partner of Lawley Richwood LLC. Lawley Richwood LLC merged with B&B of Westchester LLC in November 2010.

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Senior Leadership

Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Erdtmann

In 2014 Signature Group merged with B&B Coverage Corp. to become The Signature B&B Companies, an Acrisure Agency Partner, and Elizabeth took on the role of Director of Commercial Insurance.

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Director of Personal Lines

Kathryn Riffle

She has expertise in High Net Worth Personal Insurance as well as a Commercial Insurance with a focus on Hospitality and Construction. She brings over 17 years of experience to her position at TSBB.

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Director of Claims

Joyce Sandler

Joyce Sandler  has been the Claims Director for our firm since 2012. She and her team handle both Commercial and Personal Claims and strive to manage and reduce claim costs while minimizing risk and other exposures.

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Manager Select Commercial Lines

Meryl Weinberger, CIC

Meryl joined the Signature B&B Companies in 2013 and currently manages their Select Commercial Lines Department in addition to servicing a commercial book of business.

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Location

Long Island Location
501 Franklin Avenue, Suite 218
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516.764.1100
Fax: 516.764.1019
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Westchester Location
565 Taxter Road, Suite 425
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone: 914.948.2628
Fax: 914.948.2843
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