Like many South Floridians, I’m originally from Long Island. I was born in Bellmore and spent my early years playing sports at school. I graduated from Baruch College in 1985 with a BA in Finance and Economics. Through college, I worked full time in New York City. After school, I found myself clerking on Wall Street with Salomon Brothers and eventually made my way to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange! October 19, 1987 (Black Monday) changed my view of the security of making my living in the Stock Market. It was in June of 1988 that I joined the insurance industry with Phoenix Mutual Life. I quickly learned about the business and how I could make a difference in other people’s businesses and lives.
The Nor-Easter Winter of 1993/94 gave me reason to leave the bitter cold behind for the warmth and family-friendly living of South Florida. My wife, Ronni, and I raised three now-grown children in the Coral Springs / Parkland area for the last several decades. I love the water. I enjoy fishing, waterskiing – anything on the beach. I play tennis and ice hockey even though my knees aren’t what they used to be.