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.

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

Shary Fernandez


Shary began her New York Life career in August of 2009 as a Financial Professional, after graduating from Siena College with a double major in Psychology and Economics.

During her career as a Financial Professional, she qualified for Executive and Executive Premier Councils for three consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013). Among other awards, she was the recipient of the Career Life Success Award (2010), Strive for Excellence (2010), Career Life Producer Award (2010), Life Foundation Award (2010), All Star (2013, 2014), Premier Centurion (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014), Life Eagle Award (2012, 2013).

She was promoted to a Partner's position in January, 2014. Shary and her team have qualified for the following awards: View From The Top (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Leading Partner (2015, 2016, 2017), Northeastern Agencies New Partner of The Year (2014), Northeastern Agencies Partner of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017), Gathering Of Eagles (2014, 2015), Woman Recruiter with Most appointments (2015), African American Unit (Platinum Award 2015), Northeastern Agencies Leading Partner in Quality Recruits (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), General Office for Excellence In Recruiting (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). Shary continues to pursue advanced designations from The American College in The Chartered Leadership Fellow® (CLF®) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®).

Shary is passionate about her practice and willing to grow with the goal to continue helping the community. She resides in New York City with her family.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement


George Ewusie


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


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. He resides in New York City.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

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


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 persue advanced designations from The American College in Chartered 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.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

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.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

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 Council ever since. Prem is married to Bandana. They have two daughters, Bipasha and Bidisha.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

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 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


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

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 Representative. He did his first executive council in June 2016 and second executive council in December 2016 .

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

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.

Avis Jones-Devonish

Associate Partner

Avis joined New York Life in 2015. She has made 3 consecutive Executive Council. In her first year she achieved the Career life success award, Producer Award, Life achiever award and Life foundation award. Avis also achieved Premiere centurion award in 2016 and 2017. Additionally, Avis has 20 year of experience in the banking industry. She is a firm believer in community development and giving back. She has held various leadership roles to uplift and create positive change. Not only has Avis have enjoyed working at New York life and her own successes; her biggest passion is being able to develop, coach and motivate her own team. Avis lives in Brooklyn with her husband Wayne and is a proud mother of 2.

Bradley Scammell

Associate Partner

Bradley joined New York Life in December 2017 and was promoted to Associate Partner in July 2018. He is an experienced investment banker with a background in Institutional Banking and Equities. He has spent the past 4 years on the equities sell-side, raising capital for start-up technology companies via Reg D Private Placements, whilst building an extensive distribution network of CPA’s throughout the United States. His focus was primarily seed and series A capital for Saas (Software as A Service) businesses, digital media, internet and mobile companies. Prior to this, Brad spent 14 years as a senior executive with Westpac Institutional Bank and BNP Paribas in New York, Melbourne and Sydney. He holds current Series 7 and 63 licenses, as well as a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

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.

Conroy Simpson

Associate Partner

Conroy started his career with New York Life in October 2015 as an Agent.

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 is now dedicated 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 adressing their financial goals.

Awards noted are for New York Life sales production achievement

Contracting Staff

Niurka Suriel
Senior Representative
Contracting and Licensing Support

Katarzyna Najsarek
Contracting and Licensing Support

Luis Nunez
Contracting and Licensing Support

John Siegl
G.O. Technical Support