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.

Dominick is married to his lovely wife April, and they have 2 boys and a girl.

*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.

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.

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

Shary Fernandez



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.

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 and has earned the FLMI, ACS and ARA designations. He resides in New York City.

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.

Alice Agyemang-Badu, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®


Alice started her career as a New York Life Agent in 2010, in the Greater New York General Office when she was just 6 months in the country. Alice is passionate about the business and willing to grow, she has received many company awards: Life Centurion, Life All-Star, and Career Producer Award. She obtained the Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP®) to help guide her clients. Alice continued to peruse advanced designations from The American College in Chattered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). In 2015, she accepted the role as Senior Development Manger to help train, develop and mentor agents, registered representatives and financial advisors to give them the best chance to succeed. Alice holds FINRA series 7, 26, 6, 63 and is affiliated with Eagle Strategies as Financial Advisor. Mrs. Agyemang-Badu is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and has recently been promoted to partner.

Alice lives in New Jersey, and is happily married to Gilbert Agyemang Badu.

Amy S. Gentile

Senior G.O. Agency Standards Consultant

Amy Gentile started working at New York Life in 2000 as a Recruiting assistant and was promoted as a Partner in the Greater New York Life G.O in 2003.  She joined Agency as an Agency Standards Consultant in 2006 with the Manhattan General Office and has since been promoted to SR. ASC. She is married to her Husband Thomas and has two beautiful daughters named Brianne and Skylar.

Andrei Catrinici


Andrei began his career in Financial Services as a stock broker and joined New York Life in April of 2013 as a Financial Professional. He qualified for multiple awards: Career Success (2013), Career Producer (2013), Life All Star (2013, 2014), Centurion (2014, 2015), Face Amount Challenge. After qualifying for Executive Council consecutively, he was promoted to Partner in July 2015, after 2 years and 3 months in sales. Andrei is fluent in Russian, Romanian, and, Italian.

Andrei studied Real Estate, Geodesy and Topography at the Technical University of Moldova and Finance and Investments in New York.

He is passionate about his career with New York Life and the value and impact of the services offered by the firm.

Alfredo Alves De Lima


Borrowing from his early ten year experience in the financial sector in New York. Alfredo joined New York Life in 2014. He had a very impressive first year with the Manhattan General Office and won the Rookie of the year award. He previously worked in a number of diverse executive positions for a large banking firm. Alfredo earned his degree from Concordia College and holds an MBA in finance from Fordham University. Alfredo is the proud father of three wonderful kids, Julie, Pedro, and, Lucas.

Prem R Bagchee


Prior to coming to the US in 1999, Prem worked in the pharmaceutical business for fifteen years. After arriving here, he worked for a security service for a number of years and earned several diffrent company awards. Prem joined New York Life in December of 2010 and qualified for Quality Council in his first six months, and has consecutively qualified for Executive C council ever since. Prem is married to Bandana. They have two daughters, Bipasha and Bidisha.

Jahayra Munoz


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 as a luxury cars sales women. 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.

Davinder Kaur


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.

Kash Randhawa


Kash Randhawa joined new York life insurance in 2015 as an agent . He won career success award in the same year. He passed his series 6 and 63 license in 2016 and become registered Rep of new York life insurance company. He did his first executive council in June 2016 and second executive council in December 2016 . He got enrolled in AP program in 2017.

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 Socirty 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 Exceutive Council level in his first threre yaers and building a client base of over three hundred, Jemal decided it was time to return to management so he could help cultivate successful finincal professionals, that would continue to spread the massage and service the communities they live in. 

Zahra Metghalchi

Associate 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. Zahra's goal is to offer the same opportunity that she has enjoyed at New York Life to others.

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.

Jeannie Santiago

Recruiting Coordinator

Jeannie Santiago joined New York Life’s Manhattan General Office in 2015 as a Recruiting Coordinator for the Managing Partner, Dominick Kortkamp after working as a Business Analyst for the public sector. As an Analyst, Jeannie trained and development Veterans with disabilities in Business Process Management. There she acquired the skills and resources needed to establish the Military Initiative for the Manhattan GO. Currently Jeannie is listed as one of the top ranking RAs in the nation for New York Life.

Contracting Staff

Niurka Suriel
Senior Representative
Contracting and Licensing Support

Katarzyna Najsarek
Contracting and Licensing Support

Luis Nunez
Contracting and Licensing Support

Aliza Torosa
Assistant Administrative Manager
Insurance Group Services

John Siegl
G.O. Technical Support