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Meet Your O'Niell Agency Brightway Insurance Team

The key to exceptional insurance coverage starts with an agent who truly understands your needs. Our O'Niell Agency team lives right here in the community. We know the unique risks, assets, and lifestyles of Lafayette residents.

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About John

Born and raised in nearby Franklin, John graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a concentration in Internal Auditing and Real Estate Investing. He started R&O Energy in Lafayette with his business partner, Patrick Reesby, 15 years ago and remains a partner in the company today.

John has been married for 12 years to wife, Aimee, who together have three daughters: Lyla, Ella and Ally. For fun, he loves spending time with his family, hunting and saltwater fishing. The O’Niells moved back to South Louisiana from Shreveport six years ago and enjoy being closer to family and raising their girls where they have roots.

John is excited to sync up with longtime friend and high school classmate, Seppe Pusateri, also from Franklin, to bring more choices of insurance brands to their community.


About Zach

Zach joined Brightway as Agency Manager in 2021. He came to Brightway with seven years of insurance experience and worked for an independent agency before joining Brightway.

Originally from Franklin, he has lived in Lafayette for more than 11 years. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Insurance and Risk. 

Zach is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, which helps provide community service and financial support to children all around the Lafayette area. He and wife, Emily, have a son.

For fun, he loves to play golf, hunt and spend time with his family.

As a Brightway Agent, he loves being with a company that has so many insurance brands to offer to consumers, as well as numerous resources to help the Agent run the business successfully.

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