At NIP Specialty, our industry experts work to provide you with unparalleled service. We strive to build successful, long–term relationships with our clients. Our team takes the worry of finding customized products for your clients off of your mind.
Meet our team of experts and experience our unmatched service.
Dean Mortilla, RWCS, AAI, AU, ASLI
President, NIP Specialty Brokerage
Mr. Mortilla has been with NIP Specialty Brokerage since its inception in 2004 when he joined the team as Senior Broker. Promoted to President in January 2009, Mr. Mortilla is a market leader known for his superior brokerage skills and passion for excellence. In his 13 years with NIP Specialty, Mr. Mortilla has significantly contributed to the company’s growth and evolution, and has been instrumental in building a solid business foundation for the company. With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Mortilla has extensive knowledge of the business, holding a P&C, Life, Accident & Health Brokers License, as well as various Excess Line Broker Licenses. He is degreed in the Advisory of Insurance and holds an Associate Degree in Commercial Underwriting from the Insurance Institute of America.
Assistant Vice President, NIP Specialty Brokerage
NIP Specialty Senior Broker Ms. Dolinac has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry, both in underwriting and wholesale operations. Her career has focused on casualty placement with a concentration in the construction industry. Prior to joining NIP, Ms. Dolinac held an account executive position in a large national brokerage company and before that worked in senior underwriting positions with CNA. She is a casualty specialist with experience in the communications and manufacturing sectors as well as construction, and is also knowledgeable in environmental and professional liability coverages.
Ms. Washington has been with NIP Group, Inc. since 2003. She currently serves as an Account Executive with NIP Specialty, where she constantly provides exceptional customer service internally & externally. With her strong insurance background, she has worked in several divisions within NIP Group. In her first year at NIP Group, Ms. Washington was a member of the Conventus team during its formative years. Prior to joining NIP Specialty, she held a first report representative position at the Robert Plant Corporation where she focused on personal lines insurance for 10 years. Ms. Washington currently holds her Property & Casualty licenses.
Mr. Bustamante joined the insurance industry in 2014. He takes initiative and have resources in getting the job done. He has been praised by clients and superiors alike for his customer service abilities and diplomacy. Mr. Bustamante loves to bring these skills and professionalism to the team at NIP Specialty. He enjoys dealing with the public on a social and business level.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chairman Of Management Committee
Mr. Augustyn is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NIP Specialty. Mr. Augustyn has been a successful entrepreneur and business leader for over 20 years.
In addition to founding and leading NIP Specialty, Mr. Augustyn has founded and directs a portfolio of successful financial services businesses. His business success led to being named in 2003 NJ Biz’s NJ’s Forty under Forty, which recognizes young men and women who have made outstanding contributions to their fields.
Mr. Augustyn is a nationally recognized expert on alternative risk insurance matters who has interviewed on CNN/FN and WABC. He is quoted in publications such as the New York Times and speaks on insurance-related topics throughout the country.
Group President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Management Committee Member
Mr. Springer is Group President and Chief Operating Officer of NIP Specialty and a member of its management committee since 2005. Mr. Springer’s insurance career spans over 20 years. Prior to joining NIP Specialty, he held senior executive positions with profit and loss responsibility at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASD: AFSI) and Prudential Insurance Company (NYSE: PRU). Mr. Springer has a long track record of profitability managing property, casualty and benefit insurance underwriting operations. Mr. Springer is a member of several industry associations and is the President Elect and member of the Board of Directors of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association.
Mr. Springer graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Arts & Science.
Lawrence J. Dunn III
CPA, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Management Committee Member
Mr. Dunn is CFO of NIP Specialty and a member of its management committee. Mr. Dunn’s business career spans over 25 years in the insurance and financial services industries. Prior to joining NIP Specialty, he was Managing Director and Chief Operational Risk Officer for a major subsidiary of GMAC Financial Service (GMAC), a global financial services company, a senior financial executive at American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) and Treasurer of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc., one of the world’s largest Managing General Agents (MGAs). He began his career in public accounting as a member of the insurance practices first at KPMG and later at Deloitte & Touche. He also served as President of the Society of Insurance Financial Management.
Mr. Dunn graduated from Pace University with a B.B.A. in Accounting with highest honors and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Esq., Senior Claims Consultant
Mr. Cyriax is the Senior Claims Consultant. Mr. Cyriax has more than 25 year of experience in claims management and as a practicing litigation lawyer. Prior to joining NIP Group, the parent company of NIP Specialty, he was the senior litigation manager for a subsidiary of the Zurich Insurance Group and Prudential Reinsurance, two of the world’s largest insurance companies; a senior associate in the litigation practice of Riker, Danzig, Schere, Hyland & Perretti, one of New Jersey’s largest law firms, and an associate with Thacher & Proffitt, a New York City-based global law firm. During his career, he has successfully defended some of the most complex civil litigation matters, serving a variety of commercial clients from National Transportation Companies to Hospitals Systems and Health Care providers. Mr. Cyriax graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Political Science and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School.
Tracy A. Wehringer
Chief Marketing Office (CMO)
Ms. Wehringer comes to NIP Specialty with more than 25 years of marketing, business development, product and general management experience in global markets for insurance, software and SaaS technologies. Prior to joining NIP Specialty, she owned her own marketing consultancy firm handling the following brands: Prudential, PGi, NCR, and more. Her strength as a senior marketing professional is to increase NIP Specialty market share and improve its competitive positioning and valuation through the development and implementation of organic and strategic growth initiatives. Ms. Wehringer graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and a Minor in Marketing from Monmouth University.