Derek's Team

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Derek Tenn

Partner & Financial Adviser

CA Insurance License Number #0F40726


Derek Tenn is a Financial Advisor working with individuals, families, & closely held corporations since 1998.  His role is to create innovative holistic financial solutions that fit your most ambitious goals.  Derek believes a solid financial plan requires a team of trusted advisors.  He strives to maintain strategic relationships with some of the best professionals in the industry.  Derek understands the importance of family & community.  This is why he is passionate about developing personal relationships and trust with his clients.  He treats everyone he works with as family. 

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Derek was born and raised on Oahu and currently resides in Kaimuki with his wife and two daughters. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business in Finance.

Derek enjoys spending time with his family & friends, traveling, sports, golf, hiking & hitting the newest eateries.


  • Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member (Lifetime and Qualifying Member 2021)*
  • Million Dollar Round Table Court of the Table Qualifying Member*
  • New York Life Chairman's Council Qualifier**
  • New York Life President's Council Qualifier**
  • New York Life Executive Council Qualifier**
  • Eagle Strategies Eagle Summit Qualifier#
  • New York Life Annuity Champion#
  • New York Life Life All-Star Award#
  • New York Life New Agent of the Year (1999)
  • New York Life New Agent Case Rate Leader of the Year (1999)
  • Investment Advisor Representative for Eagle Strategies LLC
  • Registered Representative for NYLIFE Securities LLC
  • Agent with New York Life Insurance Company 


Derek’s community involvements include working with the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, NAKOA: University of Hawaii Football Booster Club, Past President of the Rotary Club of West Honolulu.  He holds the Rotary 4-way test close to his heart when making personal & business decisions: Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it bring good will & better friendships?  Is it beneficiary to all concerned?


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Jenine Goto

Client Experience Manager

Jenine was born and raised on Oahu and graduated from Aiea High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she majored in Psychology and was a member of the UH Concert Band and Marching Band Colorguard. She started her career with New York Life as an agent in 2015 and qualified for the New Org Summit in 2016. She currently serves as Operations Manager under Derek Tenn servicing client needs. In her free time, she enjoys live music and has served as a member of the Manoa Lions Club since 2018.

(808)-529-6333 Business
(808) 599-1869 Fax


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Davies Pacific Center


Located in downtown Honolulu in the Davies Pacific Center:

Directions to parking (On Alakea Street)
Note: Clearance 6’ 1”

H-1 Eastbound:

  1. Exit at Pali Highway off-ramp (stay right heading downtown)
  2. Continue onto Bishop Street
  3. Left at Queen Street.
  4. Left at Alakea (stay in left lane)
  5. Left into Davies Pacific Center parking garage

H-1 Westbound:

  1. Exit at Vineyard Street off-ramp
  2. Left at Pali Highway
  3. Continue onto Bishop Street
  4. Left at Queen Street
  5. Left at Alakea (stay in left lane)
  6. Left into Davies Pacific Center parking garage

Nimitz Highway:

  1. Left at Alakea (stay in left lane)
  2. After Queen Street, Left into Davies Pacific Center parking garage

Derek is licensed and services clients in these states.

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*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.

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

#Sales achievement awards.