Founder & CEO at MassMutual NJ-NYC
After graduating from Kean University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Michael Vesuvio entered the financial industry in 1985. At age 23, he began a career with AXA Equitable and was recognized in the top 2% of all sales representatives, and was quickly promoted to a sales manager by the end of his second year in the business. In 1995, Michael was inducted into AXA’s “Hall of Fame” at the age of 34. He was consistently ranked in the top 3 out of over 600 district managers, all the while producing a high level of personal production.
In 1998, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) approached Michael to open an agency in Central New Jersey and to become the General Agent, he rose to the challenge founding Emerald Financial (now MassMutual New Jersey – NYC), and began building the firm from scratch. Michael is most proud of the great people that Mass-Mutual New Jersey – NYC has hired, and retained, some for as long as 21 years.
Recently, the agency has seen tremendous growth, even in an uncertain economy, currently employing over 30 staff and specialist associates and has over 100 financial professionals affiliated with the MassMutual New Jersey – NYC team. The agency has expanded throughout New Jersey with the home office located in Warren and satellite offices in Somerset, Monmouth, Bergen and Passaic counties, as well as an office in the Financial District of Manhattan and Bucks County, PA. MassMutual New Jersey – NYC has received the prestigious MassMutual Chairman’s Bowl Award, which is awarded for outstanding performance, multiple times: in 2000, Gold; in 2005, Bronze; in 2008, Silver; in 2011, Gold; in 2012, Silver; in 2014, Gold; in 2015, Silver; in 2016 Gold and in 2017 Gold.
Michael has served on the United Way board’s finance committee. Since 1986, Michael has been a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Additionally, Michael served on MassMutual’s General agent Association from 2014 – 2018. Michael is a native of New Jersey where he currently resides with his wife and their two young children; his eldest child lives and works in Pennsylvania.