CEO at MassMutual Tri State
John F. Bucsek is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner for MassMutual Tri State (MMTS) in New Jersey. John has over 25 years of experience in financial services and has been recognized in numerous companies within the industry throughout the years. Since joining the New Jersey based firm, John has made a significant impact on the culture of his new organization.
Prior to joining MassMutual, John spent 18 years with First Investors Corporation (FIC) in different management capacities overseeing offices throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As a Senior Vice President, John helped create a powerhouse corporation. While concentrating on investment programs, his organizations experienced a double- digit growth in all areas yearly.
John spends countless hours working with the youth of his community. Most recently, John managed his town’s Babe Ruth Baseball team that went to the World Series and finished second in the nation.
As a CFP® practitioner, John knows the value of quality advice in a highly regulated environment. Compliance, morale, growth and integrity have been and remain the key drivers in his organization. His success with financial firms has spanned for decades. His development of financial professionals, specialists and management is based on his broad knowledge of the industry and client needs. By developing financial teams, his organizations have the competitive edge to excel in the industry.
John’s knowledge of the industry is highly regarded and he has been mentioned in several media channels, including USA Today and Forbes.
In 2019 John co- wrote The Team Game book with partner Bellaria Jimenez. The one of a kind publication focuses on how to build a new teams, reach new levels, and capitalize on individuals unique abilities. They decided to share their playbook on how businesses can grow and thrive amid changing times and create a winning culture.
John Bucsek is on The GAMA foundations Executive Committee as Vice Chair and also the 2020 President of the Financial Planning Association of New Jersey.