President of GAMA International
Managing Partner at Blue Ocean Financial Group
Frank Scalese is the Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions, a Member of the MassMutual Financial Group. Changing people’s lives is the firm’s mission and Frank’s motivation. He started his career as a Financial Services Representative in 1990 after graduating from college and quickly realized that he was leading a life of significance by positively impacting the lives of his clients. Once promoted into management, Frank was eager to recruit people into the business and has earned many awards for his success.
Frank received the Management Development Award in 2008, recognizing the significant impact he had in the first three years of service as Managing Director of North Coast Financial Group. He brought the firm from #97 in the company with 45 Representatives in 2005 to #9 with almost double the number of Representatives in 2008. Today Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions, formerly North Coast Financial Group, is still Top 10 in the company and recently grew to over 100 Representatives with offices in East Hills and Long Island City, NY.
Frank is most proud of the recognition his office received when it was named the 2011 Office of the Year. This honor is one of the highest levels of recognition given annually to only one MetLife firm for its overall performance, including commitment to customer excellence and care, sales growth and business development, and dedication to high ethical business standards.
Most recently, Frank was inducted into the Management Hall of Fame in February of 2016. In July 2016, MassMutual acquired the MetLife Premier Client Group (MPCG), which included Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions, now a member of the MassMutual Financial Group.
Outside of the office Frank’s passions are reading and golf. Business and personal development books are his inspiration for growth as a person and a leader. If he isn’t reading and the temperatures are above freezing in NY, you’ll find Frank on the golf course! Frank is married and has one son and two daughters.
The most important part of success for Frank is the impact he has on people’s lives. This is demonstrated by his dedication to charitable causes such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for which Blue Ocean raised $20,000 in 2010. This cause is near and dear to his heart as his son was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 8.