Meet Our Managers



BRIAN BICKFORD | Regional Vice President | San Diego

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CA Insurance License #0G36953 | (619) 557 - 8258


JAMIL EL-JURDI | Regional Vice President | Century City



CA Insurance License #0F42439 | (310) 231 - 7710



IRVIN HU | Regional Vice President | Los Angeles 


Irvin graduated from the University of Southern California in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. After spending 3 years as a consultant with AXA Advisors, Irvin joined the management team as a Regional Vice President. Irvin specializes in wealth accumulation, risk management, and retirement distribution strategies. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring local restaurants and watching movies.






CA Insurance License #0I31367 | (213) 251 - 1652 


LUSHA LIU | Regional Vice President | Century City 

Lusha Liu has been with AXA Advisors since June of 2012. In March of 2017, Lusha was promoted to Regional Vice President. Prior to joining AXA, Lusha attended UC Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Economics. As a financial professional, Lusha focuses on building long-term relationships with families and businesses to protect, preserve, and pursue their assets.  As a Regional Vice President, her goal is to recruit and develop financial professionals so that they can provide the  best services to their clients and successfully build their dream practices. 

Outside of work, Lusha does pilates, yoga, enjoys spending time with friends and family, and loves napping under the sun with Lucas, her 8 year old English Bulldog.

CA Insurance License #0H88367 | (310) 231 - 7726


KAISING LUI | Regional Vice President | Los Angeles 

Kaising Lui graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science. After graduation, he worked as an intern for Morgan Stanley in the Private Wealth Management division where he gained valuable skills and knowledge on financial modeling. In 2011, he joined AXA and acquired his CA Life Accident and Health Insurance license as well as his FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses. After 2 years of being a financial professional he joined the PDM program to gain the training needed to become a Regional Vice President of the company. After acquiring his FINRA Series 24 Registered Principal license, he got promoted and now runs a team of growing associates.

Kaising Lui believes in continuing education and last year became a Certified Financial Planner™. His goal is to continue to grow his team of competent and compassionate team of financial professionals for years to come. His hobbies include sports, both watching and playing, and travelling the world. To learn more about Kaising Lui, feel free to visit his website at

CA Insurance License #0H41209 | (213) 251 - 1668 


JOHN MCLAUGHLIN | Regional Vice President | San Diego

CA Insurance License #0C27260 | (619) 557 - 8209

DANIEL OH | Sr. Regional Vice President | Los Angeles

Daniel has been a part of the Los Angeles Branch of AXA Advisors since 2005. Before joining AXA Advisors, Daniel graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Criminology, Law and Society. His career with our firm has been dedicated to helping our clients accomplish their wealth and risk management goals. He was officially promoted to Divisional Vice President in 2011, and then again to Senior Regional Vice President in 2017.

   His accomplishments include: consecutive AXA Management Leadership Awards from 2011 to 2016, AXA's Management Development Awards in 2012 and 2013, and AXA's National Builders Trophy in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016. Daniel was named an AXA Advisors' Elite Leader in 2015 and 2016. In his current position, he is jointly responsible for the oversight, growth and day to day management of the Los Angeles operation. In his free time, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family and friends. 

CA Insurance License #0E95053 | (213) 251 - 1678 

RYAN PERRY | Regional Vice President | San Diego


CA Insurance License #0F92832 | (619) 557 - 8248


HEMANT SACHDEV | Regional Vice President | Orange County

Hemant Sachdev is a financial professional with over twenty years of experience working with families, business owners and serious, long-term investors.  Over a long two-decade career in the financial services industry, Hemant has worked with major companies like The Prudential, Protective Life, JP Morgan Chase, John Hancock, and MetLife running divisions and has been the National Sales Manager for two publicly traded companies.

Hemant holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from DePaul University in Chicago, IL with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Business Management.  He also holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations as well as the Life, Accident, Health, Property & Casualty and long-term care insurance license with the California Department of Insurance.

CA Insurance License #0I89938 | (949) 833 - 5770 


JESSE SMITH | Regional Vice President | Century City

CA Insurance License #0I87885 | (310) 231 - 7767


PHILIP SMITH | Regional Vice President | Woodland Hills 

CA Insurance License #0B93258 | (818) 587 - 4226


JAMES WHITEMAN | Regional Vice President | Woodland Hills 

James Whiteman has been with AXA Advisors for 16 years. Prior to joining AXA, James attended Cal State Northridge and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He specializes in working with non-profit organizations, public schools, and families planning for retirement and protection with life insurance. In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his family, golfing with his two daughters, and playing hockey.


CA Insurance License #0D73646 | (818) 587 - 4208 



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