BNC Insurance - Executive Team
Brian M. Colby, Principal
Brian is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a B.A. in economics and business. Prior to insurance, Brian worked for an international chemical distributor in sales and finance.
He began his insurance career in 1992 as an agent for a captive insurance carrier, later to become a founding principal of BNC Insurance Agency, Inc, an independent brokerage firm directly representing most of the top national and regional insurance carriers in the U.S.
In addition to sales and client relations, Brian's responsibilities include overseeing agency operations and finance, working with the firms production staff, and developing risk management tools and client resources.
Brian is an active member of the insurance and risk management industry as he serves as the Vice Chairman of the Professional Insurance Agents Westchester-Rockland Advisory Council as well as a Board Member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Westchester County. Additionally, Brian serves on the advisory council for several insurance carriers.
Onofrio A. Colabella, CIC, Principal
Onofrio or “Noff “, as most people refer to him, is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Business Administration. Prior to entering the insurance field Noff owned and operated his own construction firm in Westchester County, NY for over 12 years.
He began his insurance career in 1992 as a captive agent with Nationwide Insurance focusing on commercial insurance in the construction industry. In 1997 along with his partner, Brian Colby, formed BNC Insurance Agency, an independent brokerage firm.
Noff’s expertise and responsibility is on new business development including producer mentoring. Additionally, his passion is in taking the time to educate clients and place them in a better position to make educated decisions on what product or service is best for them. With over 30 years of experience, it’s no secret that Noff’s specialty lies in the construction industry where he is well known and respected from both sides of the fence. Over the years, his practical experience and proactive approach is used from a risk management standpoint to find alternate ways in managing an organization's total cost of risk.
Noff is a member of several industry associations in the field of construction and real estate. He resides in West Harrison, NY with his wife and has two grown children.
John Cofini, Principal
John has 30 years of experience in business insurance and risk management. He began his career working on the carrier side of the business as a premium auditor and commercial underwriter for large construction risks. He then moved to the agency side, first as a sales professional, and later as an executive vice president for Milbrandt Insurance.
Over the years, John has helped countless business owners anticipate and manage emerging exposures. He has developed niche expertise in the contruction and real estate segments, and as a LEED Green Associate, he is uniquely suited to help companies anticipate and manage emerging green risks.
In 2014 Milbrandt became part of BNC Insurance. As a member of the BNC team, John works closely with the sales and marketing teams.
John is a graduate of Iona College and is active in the Independent Insurance Agents of Westchester (IIAWC), for which he served as President in 2009-2010. In 2015, IIAWC recognized John with the prestigious Frederick H. Dayton Award. He lives in Nanuet with his wife and three children, and serves on several nonprofit boards.