My Background

Preston 'Kala' Patao

Agent and Financial Services Professional

Preston 'Kala' Patao was born and raised on the island of Hawai'i in Kailua-Kona. After graduating from Konawaena High School, he later moved to Oahu where he attended the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He now resides in Ewa Beach on Oahu, but frequents his home island – Hawai'i to visit his family, friends and clients.

When he is not spending time with his wife Kaera, son Ka'onohi, family and friends, you will find him engaging in just about any type of sporting event. But his all-time favorite sport is golf. Kala is a Chamber of Commerce member in Kapolei and serves as the Vice President with the Kona Club of Honolulu. Kala also enjoys giving back to his community by providing free safety ID's for parents and their young children.

Kala began his career at New York Life in 2011 as an agent and soon after became a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities LLC. He is also authorized to offer insurance products through AARP. Kala started with humble beginnings, as he has participated in New York Life's well-known training program and attended NYLIC University. With much dedication to his profession, Kala qualified for New York Life's Executive Council* in 2013, 2015, and 2017-2020; while also awarded the Life All-Stars Award' in 2013 and 20151.

With intent on building long-term relationships , his purpose is to provide a peace of mind by establishing a solid financial future for his clients. Whether it is life insurance protection, retirement planning or long term care planning to young professionals, business owners in various stages of their vocations, families with young children, pre retirees or retirees; his motivation has always stemmed from the welfare of his family and community.

Notable Awards and Achievements:

  • 2017-2020 New York Life Executive Council Member
  • 2015 New York Life Executive Council Member
  • 2015 Life All-Stars Award
  • 2013 New York Life Executive Council Member
  • 2013 Life All-Stars Award


1Awarded by New York Life Insurance Company for outstanding sales achievements.

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




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