Southern California Business Center
The Southern California Business Center is a group of local offices representing Principal® in Southern California and Hawaii. We are dedicated to helping individuals, businesses and their employees achieve financial security and success in our communities. We proudly represent Principal with integrity and professionalism.
Working with us
If you’re interested in working with us as an advisor, we’ll provide you a professional and supportive environment that helps you build your knowledge and skills. Learn more about what it’s like to work with us and meet our management team.
See our office locations & advisors
If you’re looking for a financial services product, we can help you find a local financial professional at Principal® to discuss your financial needs, as well as purchase life insurance, annuities, securities and investments.
See a list of advisors in Southern California to contact one directly.
Do you want to make a difference and help others solve problems? We do too. That’s why we want to talk to you about your future with Principal. Whether you’re just getting started or ready to move your business in a new direction, we’ve got your back.
An inclusive culture and tools to build your career
The one thing we have in common is that each of us is different. That’s why we seek diversity in the people we hire. Our inclusion extends to the way we do business with a flexible work culture. That may mean you want to focus on a specific market, be a solo practitioner or join a team. No matter what you choose, we’re here to give you the right tools to build your confidence and help you succeed.
Meet the management team
Now that you know a little about our business center, we’d like to tell you about the amazing folks you’ll be working with.
Jeff Golan, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF® - Regional Managing Director
Jeff Golan leads the business center with over 20 years of experience in financial services. His team focuses on the culture of heartfelt relationships, helping people set and achieve their financial goals.
Elias Dau, CRPC® - Managing Director
Matthew Tapping - Operations Manager
Matthew joined Principal in 2013 and ensures the operational excellence of three offices throughout the Southern California region. With over ten years of business and operations management experience, Matthew leads the overall operational strategy of the business center. As part of the Southern California Business Center leadership team, Matthew has developed a proven track record of building operational controls, processes, and systems to help financial advisors maximize efficiency and grow their business. Matthew strives to ensure all clients, representatives and employees of the business center are positioned to provide superior customer service and support. In addition, Matthew was one of six Operation Managers who served on the Principal Operations Manager Advisory Committee (OMAC) to develop and implement operational best practices across the country.
Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan and master’s degree at the University of Southern California. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and traveling.
Michelle Tanzil - Marketing Associate
Michelle joined Principal® in 2018 and focuses on marketing efforts with both new and experienced advisors. This includes marketing plan consultations, marketing and communication strategies, local branding and social media marketing. Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration emphasis in Marketing from California State University Fullerton. She believes in continuous learning and challenges herself to learn new skills. In her free time, Michelle enjoys playing video games and is an avid foodie. Michelle has also begun an exercise regimen to take control of her health and well-being.
Sarah Zinnel - Recruiting Support Coordinator
Sarah brings to the Southern California Business Center over three years of recruiting and HR support experience in the staffing industry. She specializes in candidate experience and delivering quality recruiting support. Sarah is a dog enthusiast who has a personal goal of visiting one global location per year. She is dedicated to continuous education and personal improvement through overcoming fears, learning new skills, and being open-minded.
Morgan Dezenski - Marketing Support Coordinator
Morgan joined Principal in 2018 and is responsible for getting our newest advisors and managers started on with their marketing efforts. She specializes in working with sales teams, developing processes, and providing high quality marketing support. Morgan has two bachelor’s degrees from Drake University, one in marketing and the other in public relations. In her spare time, Morgan gives back to her alma mater by serving as the Philanthropy Chairwoman on the Drake University Central Iowa Regional Alumni Board. She is an avid hiker and outdoor lover who has a personal goal of visiting 30 national parks before turning 30.
Denise Moore, CLF®, CMC - Regional Marketing Strategist
As Regional Marketing Strategist, Denise provides one on one marketing consultations with advisors to create a customized marketing plan to build and grow their practice. Denise supporting local branding and market development in our locations. Denise enjoys traveling to sunny vacation spots, watching sporting events and spending time with loved ones.
Interested in meeting with an advisor near you? Great! Check the list below to see who's available in your area and learn more.
Orange County office
575 Anton Blvd., Suite 900
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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8 Corporate Park, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606
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500 N. Brand Blvd, Suite 1800
Glendale, CA 91203
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Los Angeles office
3045 Corda Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Maui, Hawaii office
173 Hoohana Street, #202
Kahului, HI 96732
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41856 Ivy Street, #212
Murrieta, CA 92562
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Newport Beach office
160 Newport Center Drive, Suite 104
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Oahu, Hawaii office
841 Bishop Street, Suite 1617
Honolulu, HI 96813
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San Diego offices
9330 Scranton Rd, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121
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16776 Bernardo Center Drive, #203
San Diego, CA 92128
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San Juan Capistrano office
31351 Rancho Viejo Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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3835 W. Carson St, Suite 305
Torrance, CA 90278
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The financial professionals of the Southern California Business Center are licensed in CA to offer insurance products, life insurance (including variable life), annuities (including variable annuities), securities and investment advice.
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