What About Management?

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The Path from Sales to Management

Below you will meet eight managers and senior executives at New York Life. While their current positions with the Company are very different, they share two things in common — they became agents in their early to mid-twenties, and after a period of time where they had demonstrated success as an agent, their careers took unique and different directions into management roles. Read on to see how their career as an agent grew into a successful career in management with New York Life.

Richard P. Simonetti, CLU

Richard P. Simonetti

Vice President, US Life & Agency Recruiting and Retention
Fast Facts

  • Joined New York Life at age 22
  • Received the Long Island General Office Rookie of the Year Award
  • Promoted to management in three years, Managing Partner in Vermont and Greater Detroit offices
  • Promoted in 2008 to Vice President and is currently responsible for Agency Recruiting and Retention
Erica Takach, CLU, ChFC

Erica Takach

Partner, Chicago North Shore General Office
Fast Facts

  • Field Hockey scholarship to Central Michigan University, ranked #3 in all-time assists at CMU
  • Joined the Company at age 22 after graduating from college in 2006
  • Promoted to Partner in January 2009
Vito Spano

Vito Spano

Partner, New Jersey General Office
Fast Facts

  • Joined New York Life as a College Agent at age 21
  • Joined the company full-time upon graduation in 2002
  • Promoted to Partner in 2006 at age 25
  • One of New York Life's top Partners in on-campus recruiting
Jane S. Conti

Jane S. Conti

Vice President, Cultural Markets
Fast Facts

  • Became an agent at age 22 and a manager at 24
  • Joined New York Life as an Assistant Vice President at age 28
  • Started New York Life’s College Recruiting Program
  • Spearheads New York Life’s efforts to drive recruiting and sales in fast-growing cultural markets, which accounts for 30 percent of the Company’s business
Milton E Brown

Milton E. Brown, MBA

Partner, Chicago North Shore General Office
Fast Facts

  • Attended DePaul University on a track scholarship
  • Obtained his MBA in Financial Planning from St. Xavier University
  • Joined New York Life as a full-time agent in 2007
  • Promoted to Partner in 2009
Luke Quaccia

Luke Quaccia

Managing Partner, Chicago North Shore General Office
Fast Facts

  • Member of the Varsity Baseball team at Stanford University
  • Joined New York Life as a full-time agent at age 25
  • Promoted to Partner and within three years, promoted to Senior Partner in 2008
  • February 2009, promoted to Managing Partner
Charmaine L. Goodman, CLU, ChFC

Charmaine L. Goodman, CLU®, ChFC®

Corporate Vice President - Zone Chief Operating Officer
Fast Facts

  • Joined New York Life at age 25
  • Promoted to management within three years
  • One of three family members to have joined New York Life
  • Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations in the West Central Zone Office (covering 31 General Offices in 15 states)
Chad Franks, CLU, ChFC

Chad Franks, MBA

Managing Partner, Arkansas General Office
Fast Facts

  • Joined New York Life as a College Agent while completing his MBA at Bellhaven College
  • Became a full-time agent in August 2002
  • Promoted to Partner in 2005, Senior Partner in 2007
  • Selected as the Managing Partner of the Arkansas General Office in 2008

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