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, 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 MassMutual New Jersey - NYC has hired, and retained, some for as long as 25 years.
Recently, the agency has seen tremendous growth, even in an uncertain economy, currently employing over 30 staff and specialist associates and is on pace to have 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 Flushing NY. MassMutual New Jersey - NYC has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey consecutively from 2011-2016.
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 and is active in several other professional organizations throughout New Jersey. Since 1986, Michael has been a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
His recognitions include being a Hall of Fame AXA producer, AXA’s District Leadership award as a top recognized Sales Manager and a five-time MassMutual Bowl winning General Agent. Most currently he was honored as a GAMA International Diamond Award Winner.
Michael believes that he is living proof of the American dream; if you work hard, you can achieve anything you desire. He is committed to helping the associates who join MassMutual New Jersey - NYC accomplish this very same dream.
Michael is a native of New Jersey where he currently resides with his wife and two children.