Derek J. DeSanto
Financial Advisor

DeSanto Legacy Advisors

About the DeSanto Team


We are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment or request any other service, please contact Derek and his team to receive a prompt response.

Chris Ryan Rasinger

Chris Ryan Rasinger

Associate Financial Advisor
Office 570-468-8691

Chris joined Northwestern Mutual in May of 2017 as an Associate Financial Advisor. He graduated from Wilkes University in May 2017, where he graduated as valedictorian of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a concentration in financial derivatives and economics. Chris was also the recipient of the Ted Engle Award for Excellence in Finance. During his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, traveling with his wife, spending time with his son Benen and is an avid sports fan. Chris also enjoys performing community outreach by being a member of the Hazleton Area Lions Club.

How can Chris help you?

  • Works with Derek to develop personal planning analysis for each client.
  • Helps with service issues related to life, disability, and long-term care insurance.
  • Answers questions regarding your billing accounts.
  • Submits and manages your applications during the underwriting process.
  • Answers your underwriting and policy delivery questions.
  • Helps coordinate the scheduling of client medical exams
  • Helps Facilitate investment operations
  • Works with Derek to prepare investment and retirement solutions


Lauren McDermott

Lauren McDermott, MAcc

Associate Financial Representative
Office 570-408-9280

Lauren joined the DeSanto team in August of 2020. Lauren helps clients by submitting and managing applications during the underwriting process, answering questions, reaching out to clients for requirements, and coordinating client medical exams.

Alexandria Krebs

Alexandria Krebs

Marketing Coordinator
Office 610-225-6534

Allie joined Northwestern Mutual in July 2021 as the Marketing Coordinator, based out of the Guinan Network Office in King Of Prussia, PA. She is a graduate of Temple University, where she earned her BA in December 2020. Allie’s main focus is to coordinate marketing campaigns, enhance and maintain digital media presence, craft a variety of graphics, and develop and implement individualized brand strategies for advisors.

Allie resides in Philadelphia. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors, thrifting, going to farmers' markets and cooking. 

Stephen W Blumenthal

Stephen W Blumenthal, CLF®, M.Ed.

Director of Marketing

Steve Blumenthal is the Director of Marketing. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual in the marketing capacity, Steve held positions with Northwestern Mutual in Talent Acquisition joining the firm in 2011 and obtaining Recruiter of the Year for the Eastern Region in 2016.  Throughout his career he has honed relationship management skills to build and retain the trust and loyalty of key players and clients. Steve is also a former public school educator and head colligieate coach for over a decade before transitioning into the private sector. 

Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University, his Masters of Education at Immaculata University, is a graduate of the American College and has obtained a CLF® designation and is Life, Accident, Health Licensed in the state of PA. 

Steve oversees marketing efforts such as:

  • Brand Stewardship
  • Digital Outreach
  • Client Insights
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media management
  • Event Management
  • Community Relations

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