Gary Ranftle

Managing Partner / General Agent


    Focus: Insurance Strategies, Investment Strategies

    Languages: English

    Gary Ranftle joined MassMutual in 2004 as a General Agent. He and his partner, Greg Blum, took on the challenge of leading and developing a financial planning organization. Together they started MassMutual Long Island Metro.

    Our Mission: We are motivated by the opportunity to improve lives. The financial lives of our clients, agents, staff and management team have all been enhanced through their association with MassMutual Long Island Metro.

    During his time at MassMutual Long Island Metro, the Agency has been awarded the MassMutual “Chairman’s Trophy,” which is awarded for Outstanding Performance; in 2006, they also received a Silver in 2010 and in 2012 they received Bronze. The Agency has also received the MassMutual “Crystal Achievement Award” in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Agency has consistently ranked in the Top 10 MassMutual Agencies for the last 15 years, growing from 26 to over 100 advisors. Through his experience with GAMA International, Gary has also been awarded the “GAMA Master Agency Award” in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and has also been the recipient of the “GAMA International Management Award Diamond” in 2006 - 2015

    Gary has been actively involved in organizing Disability Awareness Night (DAN) for ten years at Citi Field in Queens, NY. This event is in partnership with the New York Mets. Disability Awareness Night provides an opportunity for many consumers and staff members of organizations that serve the special needs population to attend a Major-League ballgame, thanks to tickets donated by MassMutual Long Island Metro and its Special Care Planners. The SpecialCareSM Program developed exclusively by MassMutual, offers access to information, specialists, and financial solutions that can help improve the quality of life for people with special needs, their families and caregivers. Our goal and the goal of those we honor is to help people with disabilities to live dignified and fulfilling lives.

    Gary lives in Hauppauge with his wife of 29 years, Lorraine. They have two children, Andrew and Taylor. In his free time, Gary likes spending time with his family on Fire Island and snowboarding in Vermont.

    Prior Experience:
    Gary entered the Financial Services Career with CIGNA Financial Advisors in 1987. There he achieved Presidents Conference in 1988 and was recruited into management. Gary specialized in working with experienced advisors to help them grow their businesses by increasing the net worth of their clientele. While affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors (the successor to CIGNA Financial Advisors), he became the Managing Principal of the New York/New Jersey Metro Region covering four offices with over 120 planners. During his tenure, the NY/NJ Metro Region was consistently one of the top 3 agencies in the Lincoln network.

    Qualifications/Designations:
    Potsdam State University, BA Computer Science
    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Registrations: Series 7, Series 24, Series 6
    North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Registrations: Series 63

    Membership Affiliations:

    AALU - Association for Advanced Life Underwriting
    NAIFA - National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisor
    GAMA - General Agent & Managers Association
    FPA - Financial Planning Association
    FSP - Society of Financial Service Professional

    Focus Areas

    • Insurance Strategies
    • Investment Strategies
    • Estate Planning

     

     

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