Managing Partner David Kaestner

David Kaestner
Managing Partner

Dave grew up near Newhall, Iowa in an extended family that has been in the area for more than 100 years. After teaching and coaching for several years in the Charles City School District, Dave joined New York Life in September 2000. After 17 years of building a successful financial services practice, Dave accepted a management opportunity in the Cedar Rapids General Office. In two years, Dave rose to become one of the leading Partners nationally within New York Life, with an unparalleled combination of recruiting and retention. In September 2019, Dave was promoted to become the Managing Partner of the office.

Dave lives in Atkins with his wife Julie, and has three children (one at Iowa State University and two at home). A graduate of Simpson College, Dave enjoys athletics at every level and has continued to coach throughout most of his New York Life career. 



Learn more about working with Dave and a career with New York Life.