About the Remco Agency

Meet the Remco Agency Insurance Specialists


Steve Diamond - Remco Agency President

Steve Diamond


Steve is a Licensed Insurance Broker in property-casualty, and life and health.  As President, he brings over 35 years of experience to the company in property-casualty as well as areas of financial planning, life insurance, and estate conservation. Steve heads up our private client group that helps our high net worth clients protect their income and assets. He graduated Bryant University in Business Administration and received his CLU degree from the American College. He currently serves on the boards of several organizations and has been recognized as the Businessman of the year from the City of Long Beach. He has served as President of his religious organization, President of the Long Beach Little League, Board member of the Long Beach Hospital, and is currently the honoree of the Insurance division of the UJA. With his free time he enjoys playing softball and spending time with his family.


Carl DeBarbrie - Executive Vice President

Carl DeBarbrie

Executive Vice President

Carl is a Principal of Remco Agency and leads the business insurance practice. His thirty five year insurance career spans extensive experience in sales, marketing and underwriting at Royal Insurance, Aon Corporation, Applied Underwriters, Y.A. Tittle and Associates, and Asero Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University with Insurance and Risk Management coursework at Golden Gate University. Carl serves on the Board of a Property Casualty insurance company and supports the PIA and IIAA trade organizations. He is a member of St. Ignatius and St. Damien parishes and participates in Church Stewardship initiatives. Carl spends his personal time enjoying family, traveling and the Jersey Shore.


About our Insurance Agency

Remco Agency, a JPS Inc. Company is a full service insurance agency with more than 30 years’ experience protecting the assets of Tri-State Area families and businesses. We are committed to providing around the clock service and attention to each and every one of our clients.

Our proactive, intuitive approach gives our clients the reassurance that they are taken care of at all times. Whether you are a family, business or individual, Remco Agency is ready to deliver on our promise of exceptional service at competitive rates. We leverage our industry relationships to provide you with maximum coverage at minimum expense.

Our staff of more than 30 insurance specialists are ready to provide a thorough insurance review examining your coverages and costs today.

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Meet the Remco Agency Insurance Specialists

Insurance Producers

Matthew Salerno - Principal/Insurance Producer

Matthew Salerno

Principal/Insurance Producer

Matthew  focuses on both personal and business insurances. He prides himself on client responsiveness, efficiency, and extensive insurance coverage knowledge.  His honest and comprehensive approach assures clients quality professional service for their insurance program.  Matthew graduated with a double major in Marketing Management and Communications from The State University of New York at Albany.  Matthew spends his personal time with his wife and two daughters.


Michael Salerno - Principal/Insurance Producer

Michael Salerno

Principal/Insurance Producer

Michael has been in the insurance industry for nearly fifteen years following graduation from the University of Albany. His industry experience includes sales leadership at both captive and independent insurance agent and brokerage firms. Michael’s client relationships span generations and his goal is to serve customers’ insurance and risk management needs for life. His personal time is spent with his wife and son and he enjoys bike riding. Mike is a proud sponsor of Walk MS, the charity devoted to ending Multiple Sclerosis.

Shawn J. Diamond - Insurance Producer

Shawn J. Diamond

Insurance Producer

Shawn provides industry-leading insurance services and risk management solutions to corporations and individuals. He was an Equity Trader prior to joining the executive team at Remco. Shawn has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held some senior positions at Credit Lyonnais and Kepler Equities. He holds both a Property and Casualty license along with the Life and Health license. Shawn is also a Series 7, 55, 63, and 65 licensed Investment Advisor Representative and uses these credentials to support client’s strategic insurance objectives.


Paul Wickel - Insurance Producer

Paul Wickel

Insurance Producer

Paul is a key producer specializing in Business Insurance program design.  His 32 year career has evolved with current emphasis in advanced Property Casualty risk reduction strategies and services. Paul’s commitment is delivering clients some of the most robust insurance products available in today’s market with the highest level of customer support.  Paul has a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Stony Brook, and holds several industry designations. Paul spends his personal time with his wife and family, is an avid outdoorsman, and loves riding his Harley Davidson with brothers and friends.


Benjamin Markan - Insurance Producer

Benjamin Markan

Insurance Producer

Benjamin is a key producer with Remco Agency and has been with the company since 2010. His primary responsibilities include building new and existing client relationships. Benjamin’s ten year insurance career is significant in that its sole focus has been in the insurance agency and brokerage segments with heralded achievements in building long standing successful relationships with private clients and businesses. He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and has earned the Personal Lines Coverage Specialist designation. Benjamin enjoys travel and spending personal time hiking and cycling in the tri state area.

Regina M. Nooney - Insurance Producer

Regina M. Nooney

Insurance Producer

Regina’s primary responsibilities include new client business development and client service accountability for the Remco portfolio. Regina is committed to providing responsive service and accurate risk assessment for clients to assure integrity in their coverage and insurance program. She is a graduate of State University of New York at Old Westbury with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Regina enjoys outdoor activities and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Robert Falkowitz

Robert Falkowitz

Insurance Producer

Bob a former Hospital Administrator has both his Property and Casualty, and Life and Health Insurance Licenses.  For the past 12 years he has taken his knowledge from the health care industry and applied it to the insurance industry. He has grown his career by truly understanding the needs of his clients; helping them not only with their commercial and personal insurances, and also with the ever growing complexities of health insurance. He is well versed in the Senior Market needs with regards to Medicare, Supplemental, Part D Prescription Drug coverage, and Long Term Care Insurance. Bob enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Shannon Mulcahy - Sales Assistant

Shannon Mulcahy

Sales Assistant

Shannon’s main responsibilities include assisting our top producers in their day to day duties. Her focus is to build strong relationships with current clients while providing top service in order to honor their insurance policy. Shannon’s main goal is to keep clients satisfied with the best possible coverage. She is a graduate of Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. On her free time, she enjoys spending valuable time with her family and friends and loves the outdoors.


Norma I. Ortiz - Personal Lines Manager

Norma I. Ortiz

Personal Lines Manager

Norma has been with Remco Agency for over ten years. Her responsibilities include managing client service relationships and client support staff for private client services. She is also involved in key aspects of Remco service operations and administrative functions. Norma began her insurance career with Liberty Mutual and has maintained a New York State Property Casualty Insurance Broker License for nearly fifteen years. Norma enjoys spending quality time with her family.


Denise M. Sessions - Sales and Client Support Representative

Denise M. Sessions

Sales and Client Support Representative

Denise, a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance broker is a sales and client support representative and has been with Remco and its predecessor Company for ten years. Her over thirty year career began at the Charles Bacchi Agency, her family owned firm, which she managed for twenty years. Denise’s commitment to client service and extensive insurance expertise provides clients with the assurance that their insurance programs are well managed. Her personal time is spent with family and she especially enjoys summers out east.


Cynthia Ahmad - Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Cynthia Ahmad

Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Cynthia has been a part of Remco team since May 2014. She performs essential tasks in supporting the needs of clients meeting the quality standards of Remco. Cynthia looks forward to a challenge and likes to learn new things. In her personal time she also enjoys cooking and spending time with her family


Frances Gonzalez - Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative

Frances Gonzalez

Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative

Frances’ responsibilities include handling daily client inquiries, assisting bilingual clients with Spanish translation and supporting the Underwriting Manager to ensure efficient procedures in the Business Insurance department.   Frances graduated from the Instituto De Banco y Comercio in Puerto Rico. She enjoys spending time with her family, the kids from the Special Needs Unit in PAL & Little League, the kids from church, and the missionary areas of Dominican Republic & Honduras.

Paula Klein Coppola - Sales and Client Service Representative

Paula Klein Coppola

Sales and Client Service Representative

Paula, a licensed insurance broker, is a sales and client service representative at Remco Agency. Her over 30 year insurance career includes extensive experience in private client and business insurance. Paula’s industry experience includes managing a Brooklyn insurance brokerage which was acquired by a Remco predecessor company in 2009. She attended Brooklyn College at the beginning of her insurance career and enjoys traveling in her spare time.


Desiree Corea - Certificate Administrator

Desiree Corea

Certificate Administrator

Desiree has been part of the Remco team since 2011. She is a licensed broker with primary responsibilities for certificate administration and service support for business insurance clients. Desiree is also involved with technical issues that affect client’s casualty insurance provisions. Desiree enjoys reading and spending her personal time with family especially her son, Drew.

Frank Damiani - Policy Services

Frank Damiani

Policy Services

Frank handles Remco’s Policy Services function and has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years. His insurance experience includes both intermediary and agency operations and is well suited to support insurance producers in the achievement of their professional goals. Frank also participates in supporting administrative operations at Remco which assists the Company’s overall strategic objectives. Frank is a graduate of Nassau Community College and he enjoys traveling to different countries and classic rock music.


Pearl Persad - Bookkeeper

Pearl Persad


Pearl graduated from CUNY with a degree in Health Science and an Undergraduate of the Nursing Program. Her passion and love for numbers along with 20+ years of experience has driven her into fulfilling her duties here at Remco. Her duties involve a variety of administrative settings stemming from Accounts Payable to Accounts Receivable ensuring that all day-to day financial transactions of the business is recorded and brought to trial balance stage. Her desire is to positively impact the lives around her through the vessel of leadership and integrity. On her free time, Pearl enjoys reading, spending time with family and volunteering to different organization.