Meet Our Team

Anthony Zammataro
Phone: (203) 281-6835

I began my career as a Banker in the 70’s (that’s the 1970’s–I know, most of you were not born yet!) and I also held my Life/A&H license, as well.  Shortly after, I started my very own agency to provide Credit Insurance to Financial Institutions. I was able to utilize my experience and knowledge of finance and apply my skills in a much more productive way–helping businesses grow! Speaking of which, as the agency grew larger, we evolved and expanded our customer base to Automotive Retailers, and of course, traditional insurance services for the valued members of our community. Ever since, I come to work every day loving what I do because I know that my team and I are helping families secure their peace of mind and keep the things they love most in life properly protected. 

I grew up in Hamden and North Haven and taught International Finance for several years at Quinnipiac University. Educating people is a passion of mine and  I am thrilled to share that passion each and every day with our customers. In fact, I have coached youth softball and basketball, as well as teaching Religious education to middle and high school kids. The diversity of my work has allowed me to have conversations across the kitchen table with many wonderful people as well as giving me the opportunity to meet with underwriters in London and Moscow to write risk on the Auto Dealer side.

My kids, my grandkids, and my patient wife continue to be a blessing in my life. When I’m not in the office I am either pushing Sheana, Mikey, and Ella (my grandkids) on the swings, playing in the sandbox, or pulling them in the RF wagon during one of many  Summer weekends on the shore.  Something that most people do not know about me is that I and my Roland electronic drum kit are bound to one day be on stage with the likes of Joe Satriani or Joe Bonamassa very soon–just you wait! 

Michael Gaudio
Vice President Insurance Services
Phone: (203) 403-0310

I have over 30 years of experience in the Insurance Industry which includes claims and sales. I proudly hold my P&C, LAH and Adjusters licenses and I’m also licensed to sell in NY, NJ, NC, and FL. I enjoy talking to and helping people–both co-workers and customers in this community I call my home. Insurance is an important and needed product to protect someone’s assets and loved ones. That’s why I enjoy educating customers on the various ways insurance can shield you from loss if a tragedy were to occur.
I’m a life-long resident of CT and graduated from UCONN with a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also love Bria, my adorable Goldendoodle–she is the best! Other areas of interest include cruising, golfing (even though I am not very good at it), working on things around my house, and watching my son play sports. I’m also a member of the Southington UNICO club, which is an Italian American Civic organization that raises funds and donates to various local charities. In addition to being an insurance agent, I’m also the Vice-Chairman of the Southington Parking Authority!

Christopher Prato
Vice President Sales
Phone: (203) 980-5917

I have been licensed for over two years and enjoy spending my time helping our customer understand their insurance coverage needs. Working with people has always been something I love so being a trusted advisor for the members of this community has been a dream come true!
I grew up in East Haven Connecticut, attended Notre Dame High School in West Haven and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT shortly thereafter. When I am not in the office assisting customers with their insurance questions, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my three children. In fact, my favorite weekend activities involve coaching or watching my kids play soccer, lacrosse, and/or basketball. I coach in North Branford for lacrosse and travel/rec basketball. Another passion of mine is exercise and fitness.  I enjoy daily runs and have been running continuously, daily, for over 9 years and counting. I am also a proud supporter of the North Branford Food Pantry and like to volunteer my time and resources whenever I can.

Jennifer Cofrancesco
Vice President - Operations
Phone: (203) 506-0936

I started in the insurance world in 2015 as an agency owner of a Farmers Insurance Agency. In 2018, I sold the agency to focus on Street Smart, where I now hold a P&C and LA&H license. The best part about my job is having the unique opportunity to help families keep their loved ones and assets protected from whatever life throws their way. In fact, my favorite aspect of my role in the insurance industry has always been educating prospective and current clients on their insurance coverages.

I grew up right here in Hamden and went to Quinnipiac University, where I earned a BS in Business Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration. I wholeheartedly believe that Street Smart has made, and will continue to make, a difference in people’s lives by ensuring they are protecting the assets they spend their lifetime acquiring. On a personal note, I love spending time with my husband, Michael and our beautiful toddler son, Mikey. Mikey often visits the office and, of course, helps with insurance quotes–but most importantly agency morale! When I am not working, I can usually be found at home in North Haven, playing with my son or cooking a healthy meal with my husband. Something most people know about me is that I am an avid food enthusiast and love cooking, eating and reading cookbooks. I am also a proud supporter of Alzheimer’s research and the fight to find a cure!

Alicia Legrow
Agency Manager
Phone: (888) 800-7133

I have over 5 years of experience in the insurance industry and still learn something new every day. The best part about my job is being able to work with the families in our community every day to make certain they are properly insured for life’s journey!
I grew up in nearby Northford, CT and have fallen in love with this community–I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! When I am not working in the office, I am definitely spending time with my husband and Goldendoodle, Beni. We love spending time as a family at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.

Jennifer Ruggiero
Licensed Agent
Phone: (888) 800-7133

As a Licensed Agent, I have been in the insurance industry for quite some time. I am currently pursuing my Commercial License and enjoy learning new things each and every day. My role is more than just an insurance agent, I am a trusted advisor for families and small businesses alike! From my co-workers to our clients, I thoroughly enjoy being part of the Street Smart team.
I currently reside in East Haven with my husband and two teen-aged sons. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I just can’t stop talking about how wonderful my sons are–I live for them! That’s why when I am not at the office, you will find me at home cooking–but only if I am not at a baseball or football field! Something most people know about me is that my guilty pleasure would be the pastries from Lucibellos in New Haven–so delicious!

Maria Slapski
Licensed Agent
Phone: (475) 300-0714

I am licensed in both P&C and have over 3 years of experience in the insurance industry. I love working with our clients and the other members of the Street Smart team.  I am excited and eager to grow in this role and expand our Street Smart agency! 

I was born and raised in Southington, CT but now reside in Bristol, CT. Aside from work, I love to spend time with family, friends, the Yankees, and the Cowboys! Typically, my weekends are filled with gatherings with family and friends.