Michael A. Cirelli is an industry luminary and is nationally
recognized. He is widely known for his recruiting expertise
and knowledge in the Insurance and Financial Services
Industry by the major life insurance companies and producer
groups including: Guardian, MassMutual, Minnesota Mutual/Securian,
MetLife, New York Life, MONY, AXA Financial, John Hancock,
Prudential, New England Financial, Lincoln Financial,
Union Central, National Life, Jefferson Pilot, M Financial
Group, and Partners. Mr. Cirelli is also recognized on
the national seminar talk circuit as an expert on national
MDRT, Court of the Table, and Top of the Table recruiting
programs where he continues to coach senior and field
management on effective experienced agent recruiting techniques.
Before founding Park Avenue Group Consulting, Mr. Cirelli
spent several years of his career in the insurance industry
both in the career agency and independent PPGA systems.
While at John Hancock Life Insurance Company he received
"Honor Club" and "New Agent of the Year",
recognition, and successfully completed his LUTCF and
Mr. Cirelli joined Grayling Associates where he made his
mark as a Financial and Insurance Executive Recruiter,
specializing in the recruiting of MDRT, Court of the Table,
and Top of the Table Producers. As their leading recruiter
he was awarded "Recruiter of the Year" for seven
consecutive years and became nationally recognized as
a leader in recruiting high-end producers, 1st Line managers
and significant producer groups. Mr. Cirelli soon moved
into the role of Vice President of Recruiting.
In 2001 Mr. Cirelli developed a national MDRT recruiting
program for MetLife. He was invited by MetLife's senior
management to serve on the board of directors Career Development
Recruiting Division to help implement, coach and manage
this national MDRT experienced agent recruiting program.
Mr. Cirelli's direct contributions resulted in a robust
national program that continues to be the centerpiece
of MetLife's ongoing MDRT recruitment effort.
The company's immediate success in making them the leading
experienced agent and sales management recruiting firm
in the industry was contributed to an aggressive and highly
specialized recruiting style. Park Avenue Group Consulting
went on to pilot several aggressive national experienced
recruiting programs for such companies as Amerprise Financial,
Guardian, New York Life, National Life Group and some
of the largest IMO's and FMO's in the country, including
Senior Benefit Services/AVIVA.
Nearly 1780 experienced candidates and over $300 million
dollars in new FYC's (first year commissions) later Mr.
Cirelli has earned the respect of the insurance and financial
services industry. In, fact many of the top field management
from the largest and more prestigious companies still
work with him personally.
Today, Mr. Cirelli is on the cutting edge of proactive
recruiting. He has developed the "Pathways"
experienced agent recruiting program. A formalized step-by-step
psychological recruiting approach that is the cornerstone
of Park Avenue Group Consulting's success today. This
proactive recruiting process and unique blend of hands-on
coaching makes Park Avenue Group Consulting the industry
choice when using a recruiting company.
Mr. Cirelli is a graduate of the University of Connecticut
where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics.