Management Team

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


Stella Aghravi, CLF, LUTCF

Senior Partner

(516) 354-5881

Stella and her husband Rony have lived in Roslyn, New York, with their two children Alex and Ashley for the last 15 years.  Stella migrated to the United States in 1976 from Iran.

Stella graduated from Baruch College with a BA in Business Management. Upon graduation she started working for a major bank and went on to become assistant branch manager.  After a successful career in banking, Stella, looking for a new challenge, started a new career in the financial services industry.

Stella started her career in this field with another large insurance company.  She joined New York Life Insurance Company in 2003.  She was a council agent for five consecutive years.  In 2009 Stella was promoted to be a Partner with New York Life.

“Working with New York Life Insurance Company has been one of the best experiences of my life. The integrity of the company as a whole and the support that we get in the field creates the best opportunity for success.  It's a great feeling to be able to bring value to people and make a difference in their lives.  I am proud and feel privileged to be part of the New York Life family.”



Sweeta Khona, CLF, LUTCF


(516) 354-5892

Sweeta  Khona  joined New York Life Insurance Company as an agent in Oct ober, 2004.  She qualified for Executive Council Status twice in a row (2005 and 2006). She was promoted to a Partner in July 2006.

Sweeta has been in the financial services industry for the past 15 years. Before joining New York Life Insurance Company she was a very successful financial service manager at a Bank.

She joined New York Life Insurance Company “for a new challenge, growth and the potential to earn substantial income”.

On a personal note Sweeta has a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Gandhiji University, India.

Sweeta and her husband Kirti currently reside in Syosset with their two sons, Rushab and Sagar.



Shahrouz Torabi, MBA


(516) 354-5755

Shahrouz Torabi has a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Financial Management. He moved to the U.S in May of 2005.

Shahrouz started his career in the financial services industry as an agent with Metlife Insurance Company. He made Executive Council the first year of his career.

Shahrouz joined the Nassau General Office of New York Life in June 2011, and made President's Council in his first year as an agent. He then became a partner in January of 2013.  His passions are music and tennis.







James Varriale


(516) 354-5748

James Varriale is a Partner in the Nassau General Office of New York Life. His career with New York Life started in 2006 as an agent in the Long Island General Office. James spent five years as an agent achieving success and recognition such as “Rookie of the Year”, The Life Foundation Award, Centurion, as well as four consecutive Councils.

James was promoted to the leadership ranks as the Sales Development Manager in the Westchester GO in May 2011, and moved to join the Nassau General Office in April, 2014. In February of 2015 James was promoted to the Partner Ranks within the Nassau General Office. James' vision is to be able to impart all the skill sets, and knowledge he has acquired over his 9+ years with New York Life and share them with good people that seek out a great Career with the Nassau General Office of New York Life.


Donald Boyle, CLU, ChFC, CASL, CLF & LUTCF

Director of Development

(516) 354-5726

Don Boyle is Director of Development in the Nassau General Office of New York Life.  His career with New York Life started in 2001, as an agent in the South Florida General Office.  He had much success there for more than 5 years, prior to being promoted to Sales Development Manager in the North Shore General Office in Jericho. 

Don has trained and worked with hundreds of agents to help them acheive their greatest successes in this industry.  Don loves what he does, and is grateful to represent both New York Life and the Nassau General Office.






Jessica Cornejo

Agency Standards Consultant

(516) 354-5924

Jessica began her career in the financial services industry at an agency of MassMutual Financial Group in 2005. Her responsibilities there as Agency Supervisory Officer included basic compliance and supervision of the producers. She obtained her Series 7 and 24 FINRA registrations while with MassMutual.

Jessica joined the Nassau General Office as Agency Standards Consultant in July 2015. In this role, she works with agents and managers to ensure that they have all the knowledge and tools they need to comply with the laws, regulations and rules to which they must adhere. Jessica also recognizes the business needs of agents, and serves as a valuable resource in helping them achieve their goals.

Jessica and her husband, Juan, welcomed their first child Harrison in July 2014. They currently reside in the Woodhaven section of Queens, NY.



William Welsh 

Administrative Manager

(516) 354-5758

Bill came to New York Life from JPMorgan Chase were he was a registered representative, selling a wide variety of insurance and security products. He joined the AMT program in March of 2008 in the Long Island General Office as an Associate Administrative Manager.

Bill is currently the Administrative Manager of Nassau General Office. Bill's   responsibilities include supervision of 11 employees, in an office with over 170 Agents and 9 Partners.

Bill lives in Westbury, New York with his lovely wife Emily and 3 sons Liam, Brandon and Finn.