Our Team

Richard R. Rainforth, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF

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Rich Rainforth has been a New York Life Agent since 2000, and is associated with New York Life's Des Moines General Office in West Des Moines.

Rich has been a qualifying member of Million Dollar Round Table since 2007 (MDRT is recognized throughout the industry as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance). Rich has consistently earned New York Life Council status each full year since he started. Council status is based upon production in life insurance, annuity, long-term care insurance and investment sales.

Rich has earned the designations of Certified Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) awarded by the American College. These programs typically require an average of 400 hours of study and a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years. Rich is also certified in the Macro Asset Perspective, commonly referred to as the MAP. He is the only certified agent in Des Moines.

Rich is active in his community. His involvement with Amanda the Panda (a grief counseling and support group) was extended through a New York Life Foundation Community Impact Grant. These funds were used to renovate the Children's Garden - a courtyard area of their facility.

Rich was raised in SW Iowa, graduated from Iowa State University and has lived in Central Iowa since 1996. He has two daughters, Alexa and Mattea, who reside in the Chicago metro area.

Randall “Scott” Schmailzl CFP®, CLU®

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Scott Schmailzl began his background in finance at Central College in Pella, Iowa where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a focus area in Finance in 2003.

Scott immediately entered the Insurance and Investment industry and began to build his practice as an agent for New York Life Insurance Company and Eagle Strategies, LLC, as a Financial Adviser.

Scott quickly achieved several prestigious designations within the Financial Services industry including that of a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and finally Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), which is perhaps the most advanced designation the industry offers. Each of these programs require approximately 400 hours of study and a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years.

Scott also belongs to the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers as he has always believed that being as current as possible on the issues that surround the Financial Planning industry is the key to effectively serving the needs of his clients.

Scott was raised in SW Iowa and now resides in West Des Moines, Iowa with his wife Abby where they spend most of their free time with family, friends, and their yellow Lab Herbie.

Abigail Schmailzl

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Abby Schmailzl is originally from Northwest Illinois, attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, and currently lives in West Des Moines with her husband Scott. She graduated from Central College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, and from Viterbo University with a Master of Arts in Education Degree. She has been teaching in the Norwalk Public School District since 2004 and has recently decided to divide her time between teaching and working as an Agent Assistant at R2 Financial Strategies.