Meet Our Team

Management Team

Dominick M. Kortkamp, LUTCF®, CLF®

Managing Partner

Dominick began his career with New York Life as an agent in 2002 right out of college in the Long Island General Office and captured many company awards: Life Centurion*, Life All-Star* and Career Foundation*. In October 2004, he was promoted as a Partner at the age of 25, becoming one of the youngest to be promoted to the position. In September 2008, Dominick met all of the company requirements and was promoted to Senior Partner. In March 2009, he was offered the Managing Partner position of the Hudson Valley General Office. Under his leadership, the Hudson Valley office captured many National trophies*. In September 2012, Dominick was offered the Corporate Vice President position in the West Central Zone and was responsible for assisting Managing Partners in 30 offices with Agent and Partner development. Shortly after, Dominick was announced as the Zone Vice President of the West Central Zone agencies. Through Dominick's boundless energy, passion, and commitment to excellence, he made a substantial difference in developing our next generation of West Central Zone leaders. In September of 2015, Dominick was offered the opportunity to lead one of the most prestigious offices at New York Life as the Managing Partner---New York Life Manhattan. Over the past five years, Dominick has lead Manhattan to unprecedented growth capturing multiple national trophies, including the most honorable trophy of them all, the Chairman’s trophy in 2019.

Dominick is married to his wife April, and they have 3 children.

*New York Life sales production achievement.

Abdel Boussayoud

Senior Partner

Abdel Boussayoud became an agent with New York Life in Sept 1999, after working overseas in different human resources and financial management positions for 10 years. During his career as a New York Life Agent Abdel qualified for President Council and New Agent of the Year (2001), Executive Council (2000,2002,2003), and Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Member (2001,2002,2003). Among other awards Abdel obtained were Centurion (every year), Annuity Champion (2001,2002,2003) and Life Foundation Award (2000). Abdel became a management associate in April 2003 and was later promoted to Partner in April 2004, where he achieved Top 50 Partner Level (2006, 2007). In March 2008, Abdel was promoted to Senior Partner.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Neilton G. Moreira

Senior Partner

Neilton joined New York Life in 1999. During his career as an agent, he qualified four times as an executive council member as well as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Among other awards, Neilton was the recipient of the Career Life Producer award in 2000, the Centurion award in 2001 and the prestigious industry award, the National Quality award, from NAIFA in 2003. Neilton became a Management Associate in October 2002 and was then promoted to Partner in September 2003 and then Senior Partner September 2008.

The Million Dollar Round Table(MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.

The Career Life Producer and Centurion awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Dilshodjon N. Rahmonov

Senior Partner

Del joined New York Life in 2009. During his career as an agent, he qualified for Executive and Executive Premier Councils achievements. Among other awards, he was the recipient of Life Case Rate Leader/ Lives Protected Champion (2010), Premier Centurion (2011), Life Eagle award (2012).

Del was promoted to a Partner's position in 2012. In 2013, together with his team, he won the prestigious "Most Cases per Agent" award on the National platform. Del has an extensive background in hotels and Restaurant Management.

Del is Fluent in Russian, Turkish, Uzbek, and Spanish languages.

  • 1998-2000 Marketing Management at Saint Michael College, Colchester, VT
  • 1998 Winner of Presidential Scholarship from Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1997-1998 Tashkent State University of Economics, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1996-1997 Sedaya College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Zahra Metghalchi

Senior Partner

Zahra grew up in Paris, France and moved to New York as a young adult. She started her career with New York life in 2003 while raising three young children in New York City. As a single mother, she was looking for a career that would afford her the flexibility, the benefits and the unlimited income potential that she believe she needed in order to provide her family with the education, the security and the lifestyle she had envisioned for her loved one. New York Life gave her the opportunity to fulfill those needs and beyond. Her hard work and ability to build relationships resulted in a thriving career as a financial advisor. Fourteen years later, now with all her “children” grown up, she joined the management team at the rapidly expanding Manhattan office. Shortly after she was promoted to Senior partner in 2020. Zahra's goal is to offer the same opportunity that she has enjoyed at New York Life to others.

George Ewusie

Partner

George started his career with New York Life in 2015 on a Professional Alliance contract and then to the TAS contract that same year. He qualified for Executive council for two consecutive years leading to his transition to Partner role in 2018. He has received many company awards including Life Paid Case Leader of the month, Rookie Agent FYC Leader of the month, Life All-Star award, centurion council agent, just to mention a few. George came to NYL with over a decade worth of accounting and finance experience working for companies such as Merrill Lynch, State Street Corp and AQR Capital Hedge Fund. He currently holds a CPA license and a Master of Science in Finance degree. George is committed to his work at NYL because of the many opportunities NYL offers to help expand his knowledge base and impact the lives of family and others. George is married to his wife Georgina and they have a son named Godlove.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

 

Jahayra Munoz

Partner

Jahayra Joined the New York Life team in 2009, after graduation from Lehman College with a degree in liberal arts and science and a past career working in luxury cars sales. Within her first year she became a council member and the repeated in 2011 and 2013.

In 2013 Jahayra was promoted into management as a Marketing and Recruiting Manager in the Latino market, where she got to bring talented individuals into the career and help them market themselves in the Latino community. She is now a partner in the Manhattan General Office and is building and developing her own team.

Jahayra is married to her husband, Aron, and they have two children, Nicholas and Mariana.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Davinder Kaur

Partner

Davinder Kaur joined New York Life in 2015. She qualified two times for executive council. She achieved Career Life Success Award, Career Life Producer Award, Career Life Achiever Award and Rookie Agent of the year 2015 Award in her first year of career. Also achieved Life Star Award and Premium Centurion Award in her second year. In less than 2 years With Company, already qualified to transitioned into management as Associate Partner. She is originally from India and has background in Medical Assistant. She is very passionate about her career with New York Life.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Avis Jones-Devonish

Partner

After 20 years of experience in the banking industry, Avis joined New York Life in 2015. Avis has achieved 3 Premier Executive Councils. She has received numerous awards including Career Life Success Award, Producer Award, Life Achiever Award and Life Foundation Award. Her passion for community development and giving back has led her to various leadership roles to uplift and create positive change in her community. Avis enjoys working with New York Life and her own successes, she takes pride in developing, coaching and motivating her own team. Avis lives in Brooklyn with her husband Wayne and is the proud mother of 2.

Conroy Simpson

Partner

Conroy started his career with New York Life in October 2015 as a Financial Service Professional.

During his tenure, he qualified for the Life Success Award in 2015, Career Life Producer Award in 2015, Life Foundation Award in 2015, Career Life Achiever Award in 2016 and the Life Foundation Award in 2016.

Conroy was the Life Paid Case Leader in December 2015 and in April 2017. He was also the FYC leader in February and May of 2017, the All Star in 2017, and Life Eagle Award recipient in 2017. Conroy qualified for the Premier Executive Council for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017 and was also Premier Centurion in 2016 and 2017.

He was promoted to an Associate Partner's position in April 2018, where he spent 6 months, dedicating his time to build a team comprised of financial service professionals who are willing to make a difference in their community by helping others make educated decisions in achieving their financial goals.

In October 2018, Conroy was promoted to a Partner's position. He continued dedicating his time towards building and promoting individuals who have an entrepreneurial ethos, and who are looking to build a financial practice for themselves, but not by themselves.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Tiago Da Silva

Partner

Tiago started his career with NYL in December 2017 as an agent and qualified for two executive councils in 15 months. He has received many company awards including life producer award, life achiever award, rising star qualifier, life superstar, just to mention a few. Tiago went to Law School in Brazil and acquired an associate Business Management Degree in the USA. Also, Tiago had a very successful swimmer career in professional teams of Rio de Janeiro and in The Brazilian Army. Tiago is committed to honor NYL’s core values and impact the lives of family and others. Tiago is married to his wife Natalie and they have two children named Tobias Valor and Elodie Grace.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Stephanie Moreira

Partner

Stephanie graduated with a degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. As a second-generation New York Life financial service professional, Stephanie has received multiple awards including Agent of Month and Life Allstar. Stephanie has also qualified for Executive and Quality Council yearly since beginning her practice in December 2014. In 2020, Stephanie was promoted to Partner and is concentrating on management. Her focus is to build and develop a successful team who share similar goals - to better the lives of others while creating financial independence for themselves. Stephanie currently resides in New York City. She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Mary Ann Rivera

Associate Partner

Mary Ann Rivera is an Associate Partner with New Life Manhattan General Office. She joined New York Life in Feb 2018 and was promoted as Associate Partner in August 2020. She had 19 years of solid experience in Financial Services with Multinational conglomerates in the Philippines before migrating to the United States in 2017. She started her career in sales in pharmaceutical as medical representative and later promoted as District Manager for Bristol Myers Squibb Philippines. She transitioned to financial services when she joined New York Life International Philippines. In 2001 as Sales Manager and later became Managing Partner for the Southern Philippines General Office. She moved to the banking industry and worked for Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corp (HSBC) as worksite solutions head. After 3 years she joined AXA as Corporate Solutions Manager and later decided to join Philam Life, a subsidiary of AIA Hongkong as Unit Manager for their Agency distribution channel. MaryAnn is living in Bergenfield, New Jersey with husband Jeremy who works as Nursing Administrator in Amsterdam Nursing Home and son Jesse who also joined their firm very recently in the Manhattan General Office. Their hobbies include playing golf and hiking.

Ursula Q. Kwofie

Associate Partner

Ursula Q. Kwofie started her career with New York Life in 2016 as a Financial Services Professional 3 months after she migrated from Ghana ,West Africa.

Ursula was awarded with BSC in Banking and Finance from Central University College, Ghana and she also has the series 6 and 63 professional certifications.

Prior to joining New York Life, Ursula worked as A Sales Advisor with IAS/FedEx Ghana. She is the first of 5 children and spent the first 30 years of her life in Accra, Ghana.

6 months into her career, she qualified for Executive Council which is one of her greatest achievement which she prides herself with. She also quailed for Quality Council for 2 consecutive years. Other Awards she's received are the Life Success Award, Career Life Producer Award, Life Foundation Award, Career Life Achiever Award and the Life Foundation Award all these awards in a span of 1 year into her career.

Ursula was the FYC leader and Rookie Agent of the month of June 2017, she also received the All Star award and Life Eagle Award.

Ursula has a great passion for helping her community and has volunteered several times in projects and events in her church and community.

She joined the management team in August 2020 with the objective of offering the same opportunity she got from New York Life to others and also to help them be successful.

Ursula is happily married to Francis with a smart son Jeremy and an adorable daughter Stephanie.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Ifeanyi Ekweremuba

Associate Partner

Ifeanyi grew up in Abia State, Nigeria and moved to Brooklyn, New York City as a young adult with his family. He joined New York Life & New York Life Securities in 2019 with over a decade of experience in the Securities industry.

First as a stockbroker working with an independent brokerage firm then moving on to the private placement world of Immigration-Linked Investment funds (EB5), providing accredited foreign national the opportunity to invest in TEA designated area in preapproved projects under the EB-5 Program. Based upon his leadership and financial background, Ifeanyi qualified under the Fast-Track program here at New York Life Manhattan where he has exiled receiving numerous awards including Career Life Success Award, Career Life Producer Award, Achiever Award, and Rookie Agent of the year.

His passion for community development within the diasporas and giving back has led him to various leadership roles that aims to serves his community.

He holds the FINRA’s SIE, Series 7 and 63 licenses as well as the Life and Health insurance license. He is fluent in Igbo and English.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Edmir Dymleku

Associate Partner

Edmir began his career with New York Life as an agent in the Manhattan General Office in 2019, as a fast track candidate to management. He has over 10 years of managerial experience in the Insurance Industry overseas. During his first year he captured Career Life Success Award, Career Life Producer Award and Executive Council. Edmir met all company requirements and was promoted to Associate Partner in October 2020.He holds an MBA and speaks several languages. Edmir is married and father of two daughters.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Denis Gogh, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF®, CLTC®, CASL®

Sr. Director of Development

I am proud to deliver Training with Practical Application to increase Productivity and Retention. I have over 32 years of experience in the financial services industry.

In my role as the Sr. Director of Development, my foundational strategies are rooted in ensuring each and every Agent I train and develop is given the best chance to succeed. New York Life Insurance Company has one of the most comprehensive training programs available for life Insurance Agents and Recruiters in the financial services industry.

As the Sr. Director of Development for the Manhattan General Office, I provide training, mentoring, coaching and skills mastery to Agents. I am responsible for the implementation and facilitation of training initiatives, procedures and directives.

My core functions include:

  1. Oversee training and development team for all Agents.
  2. Conduct sales training and classes to develop new and experienced Agents.
  3. Mentor Agents in Company financial solution design; sales and prospecting techniques; and sales activity training.
  4. Implement and teach the New York Life Curriculum.
  5. Advise and consult with management peers and the Managing Partner on recruiting and retention efforts.

Rocio Mendez

Senior Development Manager

Rocio joined New York Life as an agent in 2007 after eight years of experience as a Store Manager for two major Department Store and Toy Store. During her career as a New York Life agent she achieved executive council and latter was promoted to Associate Development Manager. Rocio graduated Cum Laude from Baruch College with a BBA in Marketing. Rocio earned the CLU®, ChFC® and CASL® * designations from the American College and is now a Senior Development Manager II. Rocio is the proud mother of Christian and Nathalie.

*The CASL® Designation is conferred by The American College of Financial Services.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

 

Jemal S Carter

Sales Development Manager

Jemal S. Carter gew up in Harlem, New York City and is the oldest of six children. He started his first business, with the help of Children's Aid Society at the age of 13. Jemal has held management positions at some of the nation's top companies over a twenty year span. Jemal lives with his wife and has two beautiful daughters. Jemal joined New York Life in 2012 as an agent. Seeing the opportunity to educate and give back to his community, Jemal became one of the top performing agents in the office. He has won various awards including the Career Life Producer Award, Career Life Success Award, Strive for Excellence, Guaranteed Lifetime Annuity Leader and countless others. After reaching the Executive Council level in his first three years and building a client base of over three hundred, Jemal decided it was time to return to management so he could help cultivate successful financial professionals, that would continue to spread the message and serve the communities they live in.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Dake Hubbard

Corporate Vice President - Insurance Group

Dake Hubbard began his New York Life career in August of 2002 as an Office Assistant in the Colorado General Office. He was promoted to Agency Assistant one year later. In the fall of 2006, he was accepted into the Associate Administrative Manager program. In August of 2007 he was transferred to the Illinois General Office to continue his AAM training. His first assignment as Administrative Manager came in March of 2008 in the Cedar Rapids General Office. In March of 2009 Dake was appointed to the newly created Western Illinois General Office. Dake accepted the Corporative Vice President position in the Manhattan General Office in August of 2014.

Over his tenure with New York Life, Dake has won the 2007 Educational Excellence Award, the 2012 Best in Class Award, 2013 Life Case Rate Partnership Award, the 2013 Recruiting Partnership Award, the 2014 Operations Management Excellence Award and the 2014 Administrative Manager of the Year Award.

Dake attended the University of Colorado. He resides in New York City.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Grace Matos

Latino Market Manager

After working as a school teacher for eight years, Grace joined New York Life to pursue a carrier in Financial Services. After winning several company awards, Grace was offered the opportunity to lead the Latino Market at the Manhattan General Office. Grace resides in Manhattan with her husband Abel and their two children Aiden and Jarred.

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Representative
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Representative
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