About Our Agency


Our Firm:

Robert Van Riper Insurance Agency Inc, located in Northern New Jersey in Pompton Plains and Riverdale, primarily provides coverage for individuals and corporations for Life, Health, Dental, Disability, Vision, Auto, Home, Flood and Commercial. We are an independent agency that represents dozens of insurance companies. This enables you to get the best coverage at the lowest possible price.

Meet Our Team:

Robert Van Riper LUTCF, President
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Robert Van Riper LUTCF, is the President and has been in the business since 1984 as an independent insurance agent. He is presently licensed in New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire. With his affiliations, he can write insurance in all 50 states if necessary.

Bob specializes in Life, Health insurance, Long Term Care Insurance and oversees many independent agents that assist him.


Renee Kazanowski, Licensed Agent/Partner
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Renee started in the insurance business with State Farm and had her own Allstate Agency in Pompton Plains for 8 years up until January 2012 when she sold it. After taking some time off, Renee is back in the insurance business again and is looking forward to contacting her old friends and clients and servicing their insurance needs for many years to come.


Timothy B. Kenyon, CFF, Financial Services
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Timothy B. Kenyon co-founded Financial Resources & Retirement Advisory, Inc. in 1992.

Financial Resources focuses on providing retirement and investment plans for members of educational communities and not-for-profit organizations through an innovative approach, which includes using cost-efficient products, and independent partnerships and alliances within the retirement plan marketplace.

A leading advocate for providing investors with complete transparency and no conflicts of interest. Tim has been a member of multiple Advisory Councils, including Brecek & Young, FTJ FundChoice and ASI.

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Steve GrossbardFinancial Advisor

Experience and Advice You Can Trust
Our success is not measured by performance statistics, but rather by our clients’ success in achieving their goals.

Steve Grossbard is a financial advisor with over 29 years of experience. Steve is registered with the SEC as an Investment Advisor, (RIA) and registered with FINRA as a Broker.

With a successful history of building long-term relationships based on integrity and trust, Steve helps protect our clients and their assets by selecting the best financial solutions from among the wide universe of financial products and services.

Steve uses a needs based and consultative approach that allows him to better understand your financial goals, needs and dreams to deliver results. As your financial coach, his goal is to help you prepare you for all stages of your financial life.

Services offered include personal management of investment portfolios, variable annuities Financial Planning:

  • Portfolio Management for Individuals
  • Portfolio Management for Businesses/Institutional
  • Pension Consulting
  • 401k Reviews
  • Securities Portfolio Management
  • Selection of Other Advisors
  • Wrap Fee Program
  • Other Advisory Services

Stephanie Pomante, Licensed Agent
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Stephanie in the insurance business in March of 2020 and is also affiliated with New York Life as an insurance agent. She recently graduated from Albright College in May of 2019 with a Marketing and Finance Degree and is currently pursuing her securities licenses' to be registered with FINRA. Stephanie is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Florida.

She aids clients in utilizing tax-free vehicles to supplement: retirement planning, mortgage protection, children's education, family security, and Long-Term Care. In her spare time, Stephanie spends her time coaching as the Assistant Softball Coach at Albright College. Stephanie is the daughter of one of Bob’s friend since high school and the families are so close, that she has always called him “Uncle Bob”.


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