Management Team

Please feel free to contact one of our management team members to learn more about New York Life.

Sherry Lin, LUTCF®
Managing Partner
Email: lins@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-255-5151

Sherry Lin was born in South Korea and is of Chinese descent.  She graduated from National Chung Chi University in Taiwan where she majored in International Trade and prior to joining New York Life, she was a restaurant owner.  Sherry made the decision to change careers and joined New York Life as an Agent in 2003, and she qualified for Executive Council in 2004 and 2005.  In 2006, Sherry was promoted to the Fullerton General Office management team as a Partner and in 2009, she was promoted to Senior Partner, becoming the second Senior Partner and in 2019 Sherry Lin was promoted to Managing Partner.  During the course of her New York Life career, she earned her Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation and earned her Series FINRA 6, 63, 7 and 24 securities licenses. Sherry is responsible for recruiting and developing financial professionals that provide services in the areas of retirement planning, college funding, estate planning, funding for buy/sell agreements, executive bonus plans, deferred compensation, Long Term Care planning and survivorship planning with the use of Life Insurance.  She is currently a board member of Diamond Bar Chinese American Association and Board member of Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County. Sherry enjoys the outdoors and golfing.  She and her husband Vincent reside in Fullerton with their two boys, William and Michael.

 

Khoa S. Nguyen, MBA

Partner

Email:  knguyen@ft.newyorklife.com

Direct Tel. 714-255-7128

 

Khoa started his career at New York Life in October 2016 as an Agent in the Fullerton General Office.  In just 2 years, Khoa earned his FINRA Series 6 and 63 securities licenses, received the Career Success Award, Career Life Producer Award and Career Life Achiever Award.  He qualified for Executive Council in his first year and recruited three new agents.  In October 2017, Khoa was promoted to Associate Partner and in April 2018 he was promoted again to Partner.  Prior to joining New York Life, Khoa was a manager at an electronic manufacturing company.   We are proud to have Khoa join our team and we are excited for the growth he will bring to our Vietnamese Market.  Khoa and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Chatsworth with their three beautiful girls, Kaitlen (14), Khloe (11), and Keira (8).  In his free time, Khoa devotes his time to his family and enjoys watching sports, particularly his Barcelona soccer team.

 

Andre S. Han

Partner

Email:  ahan@ft.newyorklife.com

Direct Tel. 714-255-7119

 

Andre started his career at New York Life in November 2015 as an Agent in the Fullerton General Office.  Andre's career got off to a fast start, and in less than 2 years, he earned his Series 6 and 63 securities licenses, qualified for Executive Council twice, and was promoted to the Associate Partner program. In April 2018, Andre was promoted again to Partner.  Prior to joining New York Life, he was the owner of a property and casualty insurance agency.  We are proud to have Andre join our team.  Andre is very passionate about helping people; he devotes his time to his church and volunteers and assists wrestling coaches at local schools.  Andre and his beautiful wife, Bona, reside in Irvine and in their spare time they enjoy traveling and the simple things that life has to offer. 

 

 

 

Nazih Yehya, LUTCF®, CLTC®
District Agent
Email: nyehya@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-255-5135

 

Nazih Yehya joined New York Life as an Agent in 2006 and was promoted to the management team in 2008. He was promoted to a District Agent in 2014.  He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a finance concentration.  During the course of his NYL career, Nazih earned his Life Underwriter Training Charter Fellow (LUTCF) and Certified Long Term Care Planning Consultant (CLTC) designations.  Nazih qualified for Council 2007, 2008, 2014, 2105, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.  He qualified for President Premier level in 2016, Chairman in 2017, President Premier in 2018 and Chairman in 2019.  Prior to joining New York Life, he was the managing partner of Mimi Café Restaurant, in charge of opening new locations, hiring, training and overseeing all restaurant functions.   Nazih is an Eagle Strategies Investment Adviser Representative, responsible for assisting with recruiting and developing financial professionals who provide financial planning services in the areas of retirement planning, college funding, estate planning, buy/sell agreements, executive bonus plans, deferred compensation, Long Term Care planning and survivor planning with use of Life Insurance. He is currently a board member of the Cerritos College Foundation.  He is also serving on the AAC for 2019 and is the chair of the Agency Development Committee. He has been featured as a guest speaker in multiple General Offices and National company meetings. He has played a significant role as a mentor to many new agents! Nazih enjoys flying, playing sports with his kids and cooking.  He and his wife Paska reside in Yorba Linda, CA with their three children.

 

 

Insun "Ryan" Song
District Agent
Email:
isong@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-255-7132

 

Ryan Song joined New York Life in 2008 as an agent in the Fullerton General Office. He was awarded New Org Agent of the Year and qualified for Executive Council his first year, Agent of the Year in 2010,  Presidents Council from 2010-2013, and Chairman’s Council from 2014 – current.  He is a qualifying and lifetime member of Million Dollar Round Table [MDRT] and achieved Top of the Table member since 2015. He was announced as the top producing Korean Market Financial Professional nationwide in 2017 and is currently placed at number 1. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, he came to the United States as an international student at the age of 19 and graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and  minor in Management. Ryan and his wife currently reside in Yorba Linda, CA with their two children, Madison and Taylor.

 

 

William E. Medina
Agency Associate
Email:
William_Medina@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-255-7118

 

William joined New York Life in 2008 as an Agent where he achieved two consecutive years as a Council Agent before joining the management team.  William became a senior associate in the Hispanic Market under the New York Life Cultural Markets where he assisted Agents and Registered Representatives in maximizing their market exposure in the areas of insurance and investments. After two years as a Senior Associate, William was promoted to the Partner ranks where he recruited and developed a team of Agents and Financial Services Representative's.  Five years in management lead William back into the field as a Registered Rep where his true passion continued through working with his clients and continuing to grow his book of business. William currently serves as a board member for the Rotary Club of Downey where serves his local communities alond with specific international projects around the world.  He also has the privieledge of sitting on the Board of Directors of the Downey Foundation of Education Opportunites (DFEO) as a the President; where they provide Downey students with the resources and opportunities to be successful individuals by supplementing arts education, college preparedness, health and fitness in Downey Unified School District.

 

 

Monica E. Rangel, LUTCF®, CLTC®
Agency Associate
Email: merangel@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-478-2592

Monica Rangel born in Mexico, raised in Anaheim, CA, joined New York Life as an agent in 2006 and joined the management team in 2009.  Prior to joining New York Life, she was the District Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, Business Development for Credit Union and Computer Hardware Sales person while going to school full time to Cal State Fullerton, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Business Administration and Communications. While at Cal State Fullerton Monica was a leader and played an active role in Greek life on campus. During the course of her career with NYL she has earned the following designation, Life Underwriter Training Charter Fellow and Certified Long- Term-Care Planning Consultant, as an agent, Monica qualified for Executive Council ten times. Monica is responsible for helping out in recruiting and developing financial professionals that provide financial planning service in the areas of retirement planning, college funding, estate planning, buy sell agreements, executive bonus plans, deferred compensation, Long Term Care planning and survivor planning with use of Life Insurance.  She currently serves as board member of MOM's Orange County and WISE Women Investing in Security and Education,  both local 501c3 nonprofits whose emphasis is to help women.  A local leader of the Las Comrades a woman support group. Monica led Volunteers for Good Coordinator for the Office a philanthropic program through the New York Life Foundation, enabling grants to local charities through our volunteer efforts.   Monica enjoys volunteering, doing crafts with her kids, Facebooking and working out.   Monica and husband Esteban reside in Anaheim Hills, CA with their two children.

 

Daxesh Maniar, MBA, CFP®, ChFC®, LUTCF®
Agency Associate
Email: djmaniar@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-203-1999

Daxesh was born and raised in Mumbai, India.  He has a Master degree in Accounting and an MBA in Business Management and Marketing from Mumbai University.  Prior to New York Life he worked for many multinational companies such as Nestle, Novartis and Bausch & Lomb.  He moved to the United States Sixteen years ago and shortly after that he joined New York Life.  He has his FINRA Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 and holds the CFP®, ChFC® and LUTCF® designations.  His hobbies are swimming, chess and spending time with family.

 

 

Tien "Ted" Ngo, CFP®
Agency Associate
Email:ngot@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-898-1819

Ted Ngo was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 4 years old.  His career in the financial industry began in 1994 when he accepted an internship at Daehan Securities in Irvine, CA and eventually worked his way up Office Manager. In 1998, he was recruited by a Pershing affiliated firm as a Retirement Plans coordinator, where he was responsible for establishing retirement plans and transferring assets over. After achieving his FINRA series 7 and 63 licenses in the year 2000, he went on to work for Morgan Stanley.  In 2004, Ted obtain his Certified Financial PlannerTM designation and decided to join his mother at New York Life to better serve the Vietnamese community.  This was a perfect synergy as Ted was able to focus on providing solid investment and strategic financial planning advice while his mother focused on the insurance planning.  He is currently a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers.  Looking to give others the same opportunity he was given 22 years ago, Ted signed his Agency Associate contract with New York Life in 2016. As an Agency Associate, he is responsible for assisting with the marketing and recruiting for New York Life’s Vietnamese Cultural Market.  And he is a Financial advisor with Eagle Strategies LLC, A Registered Investment Advisor. He currently resides in Newport Beach and is an active traveler, avid motorcyclist, and very involved with the local Vietnamese Community in Orange County, CA.

 

Maile M. Oliveira, CLU®
Corporate Vice President
Email: moliveira@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-255-5167

Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Maile Oliveira began her career with New York Life in 2002 in the Greater Oregon General Office. She was appointed as Administrative Manager of the Tacoma General Office in 2004 and joined the Fullerton General Office management team in 2006. Maile graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. During the course of her career, she earned her Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Operations Professional designations. Maile is responsible for the supervision of seven employees and oversight of all service functions in the General Office, including new business application processing and related accounting, agent contracting and licensing, and service and support to our Agents.  She and her husband, Alex, have twin girls, Alexis and Kenna.  In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, doing yoga, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

 
Earl Lovett
Director of Agency Standards
Email: elovett@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-255-5141


Earl Lovett, originally from Mobile, Alabama joined New York Life is 1991, and joined the management team in 2001. During the course of his career Earl qualified for Executive Council 1994, 1995 and 2001, qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)* in 2001 and was awarded the National Sales Achievement Award in 1996. Earl has an Associate of Arts; Bachelor of Arts; and certificate of merit from USC School of Business. Prior to joining New York Life, Earl was a business owner of a distribution company. Earl is responsible for administrating annual supervisory interviews and inspections, auditing field development folders, developing and distributing procedure guidelines, conducting management and agents’ regulatory and compliance training, complaint log handling, screening and facilitating all sales material submission prior to submission to the Corporate Compliance Department for approval,  as well as working closely with the Managing Partner,  Home Office and Zone Agency Standards Officer on disciplinary issue, in addition to maintaining NASD 3010, gift and 1099 logs.   He and his wife, Mary, reside in Long Beach.  They have one daughter, Akemi, and a grandson, Amir

 

Douglas Brown, LUTCF, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, CASL® , CLTC®,  MSFS
Senior Director of Development
Emai: douglasbrown@ft.newyorklife.com
Direct Tel. 714-255-5138

Doug joined New York Life as an agent in 1980 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton and joined the management team in 1984. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a triple emphasis in Marketing, Management and Finance. Doug is responsible for delivering the New York Life Training Program to agents, assists them in case design, provides business coaching, assists in advanced case development, supports Partners in the development of their agents, and serves as a faculty member at New York Life’s National Training Campus. He is on the Board of Directors for North Orange County Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Doug is a boating enthusiast and especially enjoys water skiing, tennis, bowling, and photography. Doug and his wife also coach couples on the use of communication skills to enhance their marital relationship. Doug and his wife, Jody, live in Yorba Linda. They have two married daughters, Christa and Lindsay and five grandchildren.

 

 

 

Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent production from July 1- June 30.

 

*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.

 

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