Our Team

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Phone: (818) 662-7550

Tigran Basmadjyan

Managing Partner

Tigran Basmadjyan, Managing Partner of New York Life and former # 1 Senior Partner winning the coveted Val Ivanov Award is NOW HIRING! If interested, please call or send a resume for an interview.

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Phone: (818) 662-7507

Armine Davtian

Senior Partner

 

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Phone: (818) 662-7556

Sevan Keshishian, CLF

Senior Partner

Sevan Keshishian, CLF, is a senior partner at the Greater Pasadena General Office and has been with New York Life since 2010. Within his role in management, Sevan works to help others reach their maximum potential in all aspects of life, whether it be personal or financial. He specializes in teaching others the foundations of financial strategies and showing them how to apply it to their retirement, children’s schooling, second homes, and other aspects of one’s life. Sevan finds fulfillment in his career as he helps others achieve their goals and also finds ways to save them money.

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Jack Mavyan

Senior Partner

Jack Mavyan is a Senior Partner with the Greater Pasadena General Offices of New York Life and has been with the company since 2007. Jack plays a major role in the hiring and developing of capable men and women to work with the team as they strive towards their goals. When considering new agents, Jack has an expertise in recruiting individuals with strong business acumen and superlative organizational and problem solving skills. He finds fulfillment in his career knowing that he has changed the lives of his clients and agents as he walks them through life within the company. Jack’s biggest strengths are his ability to simplify complex financial problems and help his clients gain a sense of independence and understanding.

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Phone: (818) 662-7555

Masis Degbashyan

Partner

 

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Phone: (818) 662-7570

Guilherme Jubran

Partner

 

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Phone: (818) 662-7572

Grace Schwartz

Partner

Grace began her career with New York Life in the summer of 2009 as an agent in the Los Angeles General Office after being laid off after 14 years in corporate America. She quickly adapted and began growing her practice in the women’s market and educating business owners. She found immediate success as demonstrated by hitting production goals and recognized as Executive Council in her first year and every year since. In March 2014, Grace was promoted to Partner of New York Life Greater Pasadena General Office. She was named 10th Partner and first female Latina Partner for the office.

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Phone: (818) 662-7641

Davit Tadevosyan

Partner

 

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Phone: (818) 662-7650

Myaluisa Dobson

Partner

Myaluisa is a partner with New York Life at the Greater Pasadena General Office- Century City, and joined the team in 2011. Prior to coming to New York Life, Myaluisa spent 17 years in the public school system, where she held the positions of a teacher, dean, and assistant principal. Today as a partner she provides accountability, performance coaching, and the opportunity for elite professionals to have an impact on the community for which they serve and to leave a financial imprint through proper education and training. She also provides these elite professionals the opportunity to realize their financial goals, as well as their personal and professional objectives with a career at New York Life.

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Phone: (818) 662-7605

Ishkhan Boghossian

Partner

 

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Phone: (818) 662-7832

Bruce Le

Partner

Bruce Le is a partner in the general management team of the Greater Pasadena offices of New York Life. Bruce has been with the company since 2013 and he finds great fulfillment in his career as he works to inspire others every day. Bruce loves to provide his clients with opportunities and to empower these individuals to advance and better themselves in all aspects of life. Bruce has a competitive edge to him that drives his success and has earned him the honors of Career Life Success Award, Career Life Producer Award, #1 Agent of the Year^, Club 21 Qualifier, numerous 10-a-month awards, and the Senior Director’s Award.

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Phone: (818) 662-7540

Danny Li

Partner

Danny Li is a partner at the New York Life Greater Pasadena Offices and has been with the company since 2011. As a vital part of the management team, Danny works to hire and develop new team members who can provide effective and innovative solutions from the problems that their clients face in the business and personal world. In searching for possible recruits, Danny focuses on individuals who embody strong business acumen and superlative organization, analytical, and problem solving skills, thus helping to make the company the award winning one it is today.

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Phone: (818) 662-7745

William D. Gibson

Partner

William Gibson is a partner at the Greater Pasadena offices of New York Life and has been working in his position on the management team since 2013. In his words, one of his many core services offered is to “mentor young agents to be the best versions of themselves,” something William excels at in his role as a team leader. He finds great fulfillment in watching and taking part in the transition of agents around him as they develop and grow closer to their career goals. His life experiences have helped to make William successful and earn him the honor of Executive Council^ twice. William views his career and the company he works for as one of integrity, loyalty, family values, and a continual challenge.

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Phone: (818) 662-7840

Tairen Truong

Partner

Tarien Truong serves as a partner on the management team of the New York Life Greater Pasadena Offices and has been with the company since 2014. With the hard work that Tarien puts in daily, his career is made worthwhile when he can inspire his team members and play a role in the development of his or her best self. Tarien is straightforward and loves to see results and this desire, along with his values of integrity, trust, loyalty, and diligence are what sets him apart from the rest. He works hard, gets results, and follows through in a way that will exceed any expectations. He has earned the honors of Executive Council^ in 2015 and 2016 for his outstanding work.

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Phone: (818) 662-7720

Terese Culver

Partner

Terese joined the New York Life family in early 2013, shortly after relocating to Los Angeles from northeastern PA. Prior to starting a career with New York Life, she finished both her Masters and Bachelors at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. In her first 2 years with the company, she achieved two council statuses^ and knew right away that she wanted to transition into the partner role. Coaching and developing has always come naturally to her, as she spent 9 years as a personal trainer.

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Phone: (818) 662-7516

Chris Gilbertson

Partner

Chris Gilbertson is a partner at the Pasadena Offices of New York Life and has been with the company since 2014. Within his role, Chris is committed to having a profound positive impact on his community through his work as a team builder and leader. As he develops a team of highly skilled professionals who share his passion for personal growth and service, Chris finds great fulfillment in helping others achieve heights they never believed were possible. His background, experience, expertise, and passion set Chris apart from others and have earned him the honor of Executive Council^ in both 2015 and 2016. As a former US Marine and longtime entrepreneur, Chris applies the values of integrity, compassion, performance, and commitment to all aspects of his life, including his role as a father. Chris has two daughters, Kate and Ella, and loves to spend time adventuring with them both. Additionally, Chris finds a great thrill and excitement in running road marathons and mountain ultras, and traveling all over the world.

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Phone: (818) 662-7544

Chris Kolbeck, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL, LUTCF

Director of Development

Chris Kolbeck serves as the senior director of development at the Greater Pasadena offices of New York Life and has been with the company since May of 1999. As a member of the management team, Chris is responsible for the overall training and development of both experienced and new agents. Having spent over 35 years in the industry, working as a managing director with the Prudential Insurance Company prior to his career at New York Life, Chris is extremely passionate about what he does and the services he is able to provide. It is very rewarding for him to play a part in the success of other agents as they go forth in their careers. Chris’ passion and wide range of experiences set him apart from others and make him the great, caring, and successful director that he is.

 

Lusineh Atayan

Director of Recruiting

Lusineh Atayan is the Director of Recruiting for the Pasadena General Offices and has been with New York Life since 2014. Within her position, Lusineh manages all of the responsibilities of sourcing and recruiting for the Managing Partner. One of the biggest perks of her career, Lusineh says, is the opportunity it provides to help others find a career that will be long lasting and successful; it is in watching others succeed that she finds true fulfillment. One of the major factors that sets Lusineh apart as a recruiter is her ability to build relationships and network. These relationships, along with her loyalty, honesty, and integrity, have truly influenced Lusineh’s career and have played a major role in her great success.

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Phone: (818) 662-7586

Samantha Jackson-Kittle, CLU®, CLTC®, LUTCF

Senior Development Manager

Samantha spent ten years as a successful residential real estate broker and franchise owner in Phoenix, Arizona. After negotiating the sale of her company, she began her career as a New York Life agent in the Arizona General Office.

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Phone: (818) 662-7635

James Burmane

Senior Development Manager

Originally from the Chicago area, James began his career with New York Life in April of 2007 in the San Diego General Office.

After becoming a Council Agent^, James was promoted to the position of Development Manager(DM) in 2009, and began his DM Career in the South Texas General Office. He spent four years training and developing Agents between locations in Corpus Christi, McAllen, and Laredo; during which time the office nearly doubled in size and production, growing from a Group 4 Office to Group 2.

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Phone: (818) 662-7508

Justin “JC” Cordova

Development Manager

Justin “JC” Cordova is a sales development manager for the Greater Pasadena Offices and has been with New York Life since 2009. Within his role, JC ensures that each and every agent he trains and develops is given the best chance to succeed. With the help of New York Life’s comprehensive training program, JC is able to assist new agents in their journey to a lifelong, fulfilling career. It is in his own career, and the opportunity it provides to meet new people, coach them and watch them grow and develop in their work, that JC finds his own passion and fulfillment.

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Phone: (818) 662-7501

Nick Steffen

Administrative Manager

 

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Phone: (818) 662-7551

Claro "Joy" DeGuzman

Senior Agency Standards Consultant

Claro DeGuzman has been with New York Life since 1994 and has continued to bring forth excellent leadership and great success within the management team here at the Greater Pasadena General Office. Prior to joining New York Life, Claro practiced law in the Philippines and immigrated to the US in 1984. He then worked for an insurance defense firm in LA, became a retail business owner, and then started his career in the insurance industry with another company for a short time before discovering his calling as a Sr. Agency Standards Consultant with New York Life.

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Phone: (818) 662-7778

Debora Perez

Latino Market Manager

Debora Perez, LUTCF, is the recruiting and marketing manager in the Greater Pasadena General Office and has been with New York Life since 2007. Within her role, Debora works to hire and retain the top sales talent to work in the Pasadena Offices. She understands the importance of expertise in the workforce and is truly talented in finding the best individuals to serve the Latino community in all aspects of financial matters. Having been a career agent for eight years, Debora understands how fulfilling it is to help others plan for their futures. Now, as the recruiting and marketing manager, Debora is able to provide this opportunity to others and create careers that are both challenging and fulfilling.

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Phone: (818) 662-7509

Adilene Lopez

Latino Market Manager

Adilene Lopez Arciniega is the Latino Marketing and Recruiting Manager for New York Life’s Pasadena Office and has been with the company since December of 2015. Adilene’s roles are very widespread and include the developing and shaping of core team members. She is responsible for attracting, hiring, and retaining top sales talent to serve the financial needs of the Latino community, as well as managing the resources provided by the company for these professionals. In addition to her role as a recruiter, Adilene also provides field support to the Latino Financial Professionals by ensuring the best training in the industry, providing in-language marketing materials, and offering a wide range of products and services to help each agent succeed.

^New York Life sales production achievement

^^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.