My Team

Our team of expert professionals is committed to providing the best client service experience. Together, we ensure planning is executed and maintained in an efficient manner. We each bring unique areas of focus and expertise, and work collaboratively on attaining the most successful outcomes.

If you need to schedule an appointment, make changes to your policy, submit a claim or request any other service, please contact any member of our team. We will be glad to help!

Kimaada Kiongozi

Kimaada Kiongozi

Investment Operations Manager
Office 213-243-7000

Kimaada started as an intern at Northwestern Mutual in 2017. While interning, she demonstrated the high energy, intellect, diligence, and commitment that led her to a full time job with the firm. Kimaada is motivated to always do work that she is proud of, making her a valuable asset to the team.

Kimaada assists in the creation of investment plans and client onboarding. She holds her Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses as well as the California Life and Health license.

Kimaada earned a B.A. in International Relations and Global Business from the University of Southern California. A Georgia native, she loves Los Angeles for its easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, such as snowboarding and surfing. Her other hobbies include photography and riding her motorcycle.

Peter Alessandro Cefalu

Peter Alessandro Cefalu

Insurance Operations Associate
Office 213-243-7000

Peter joined Northwestern Mutual in 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in the financial service industry.  He was born in Italy and moved to the U.S. with his family where they owned and operated a bakery and restaurant in Milwaukee, WI and San Pedro, CA.  He wanted to make a change from the family business and ultimately transitioned into the insurance planning world.  Peter's hobbies include watching the European Champions League Football League and keeping up with the latest crypto currency technology.  He currently resides in Newport Beach with his wife and 3 daughters.

Shaina Desai

Shaina Desai, CFP®, ChFC®

Lead Financial Plan Analyst
Office 310-903-5050

Shaina grew up in Yorba Linda before moving to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. Her parents, immigrants from India, made many sacrifices to raise four daughters in a new country. Unfortunately, their circumstances left them with limited knowledge of what it means to be financially secure. When it came to money and planning for the future, they didn’t have the tools to make the best decisions. Having learned from her parents’ experience, she understands the impact of not having a holistic financial plan and is passionate about helping people understand the importance of financial planning, no matter where they are in life.   

Shaina has been a member of the Northwestern Mutual family since 2017.  She holds her CFP and ChFC designations as well as her Series 6, 63, and life and health insurance licenses.  She currently resides on the West Side of LA. When she's not at work, she loves trying local vegan restaurants and going to trivia nights with colleagues.

Jessica Ormandy

Jessica Ormandy

Office 213-243-7046

With over a decade of expertise in marketing and business development, Jessica serves as a key member of the team, providing strategic direction and guidance on marketing and public relations efforts, as well as client experience activities and special events.

Prior to joining the financial services industry, Jessica served as Director of Marketing at several notable law firms, where she fostered the development and implementation of strategic practice group plans for attorneys, and supported partners with planning and preparation for business development meetings with key clients and prospects. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations, cum laude, from Boston University.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Jessica made her way out to Los Angeles in 2005. She currently resides in Toluca Lake, CA with her husband, Jack, and son, Mason. Jessica is bilingual in English and Russian.

Elizabeth Clay

Elizabeth Clay

Marketing Coordinator
Office 213-412-2819

Elizabeth provides support with several marketing initiatives, including event planning and execution, trade association research, community partnership and sponsorship outreach, staff training, and assistance with securing targeted speaking engagements and media relations opportunities. Elizabeth brings to the table her interpersonal and communication skills, along with her passion for writing. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University, where she earned her B.A. in Interpersonal Communication.


Jessica Aliotti, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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