Harris S. Fishman, CLU, ChFC
President and CEO
Harris S. Fishman, CLU, ChFC, has accomplished significant achievements within the insurance and financial services industry. With his leadership abilities and commitment to service, Harris has taken First Financial Group to soaring heights in the Philadelphia region.
Harris is President of First Financial Group and General Agent for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) with locations in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. For the past 24 years, Harris has specialized in advising business owners, professionals and high net worth individuals with their financial and estate planning.
Under Harris’ leadership, First Financial Group has grown from 40 to over 100 full-time financial professionals. First Financial Group services over 35,000 clients* and our policy and account values exceed $1.4 billion (As of 12/31/2012: Includes values of MassMutual and subsidiary insurance companies and retirement products and investment products offered through MML Investors Services, LLC, a MassMutual subsidiary).
First Financial Group has won the Crystal Achievement Award for nine consecutive years (2003-2012) for consistent growth and has won a Bronze Chairman’s Trophy in 2012 and a Gold Chairman’s Trophy in 2008 and 2010 for outstanding performance.
First Financial Group has been recognized as one of “Best Places to Work” by The Philadelphia Business Journal for six consecutive years in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2009, First Financial Group was also awarded “Top in Corporate Philanthropy” by The Philadelphia Business Journal. In 2010, Harris was voted top CEO for small sized firms by The Philadelphia Inquirer, along with First Financial Group being named a “Top Workplace” for four straight years in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In the summer of 2012, Harris was recognized with the CEO of the Year Award by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and the CEO Philanthropy Award by Executive Leadership Radio for his leadership, devotion and commitment to the community.
Harris has been quoted as a financial expert in respected media outlets such as The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Business Journal, CN8, CBS3, and 6ABC.
Harris is active in many community groups. He serves on the board and is Chair of the Finance Committee at Old York Road Temple Beth-Am and on the board of the Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Harris graduated with honors from the University of Delaware in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and attended Darden Business School’s Executive Leadership Program. Harris is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. He holds Series 7, 6, 65, 63 and 24 registrations with FINRA, and is a registered principal with MML Investors Services, LLC. He is currently the President of MassMutual’s General Agent’s Association.
He and his wife, Ellen, live in Rydal, Pennsylvania and have 2 daughters, Rachel and Emily.
*An insured, owner, or payer of a Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) policy or contract.
Harris Fishman is a registered principal of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC (www.sipc.org). Supervisory Office: Two Bala Plaza, Suite 901, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, Tel: 610-660-9922.
Harris is licensed to sell insurance in AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and is licensed to sell securities in CA, CT, DE, FL, MA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NY, PA, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WV. CA Insurance Licensing: Domiciled in PA, filed in CA as First Financial Group, CA Insurance Lic. # OD70773 CRN201503-170257