In 2013, at 22 years old, Gage Arnold began his career with New York Life and Eagle Strategies, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life and registered investment advisor. After building a modest practice of his own for 2 years, Gage became a partner with the firm and today, at 30, he is responsible for the growth and success of a team of highly qualified agents and financial advisors at the New York Life and Eagle Strategies office in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
Transitioning into leadership was a natural move, given Gage’s passion for empowering others to achieve their career goals. To this day, he maintains an enviable agenda of recruiting, training, developing, and retaining insurance agents and financial advisors in their personal pursuits of building their own practices. While he is often lauded for his leadership and consistent team growth, Gage credits his success to humble beginnings paired with the faith of senior leadership. “There’s nothing special about me. My family taught me to take pride in my work, and my mentor always encouraged me to be crazy enough to believe I can accomplish anything,” Gage shares. “I know I’m not the best in my field, but dedication and persistence has consistently pushed me to learn and grow after successes and failures.” Gage instills this same belief in his team that with the right drive and ambition, they can overcome any obstacle and accomplish any goal.
It is this humility, complemented with his ‘lead-by-example’ management style that both clients and colleagues find so impressive. Gage’s team further distinguishes themselves locally amid a highly competitive landscape through a unique approach, which focuses more on middle-income families than high-net-worth individuals. Having witnessed both of his parents’ financial hardships, Gage grew an appreciation for financial security and the impact that his work can have on families like his own. He adds, “For me, there is true satisfaction that comes from giving peace of mind to a family heading into retirement to know they are going to be ok!”
Gage is a credentialed financial advisor with both Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, as well as a Series 24 licensed Registered Principle and is pursuing his first designation with the American College as a Chartered Leadership Fellow. When he isn’t leading his team of agents and advisors to new heights, Gage and his fiancé, Shelby, a special ed teacher in DC, enjoy staying active through recreational sports such as soccer and basketball, participation in local charitable organizations, and remodeling projects on their home in Alexandria, Virginia.
Partner — Eagle Strategies and New York Life