Chief Executive Officer
A hands-on manager, Joe has extensive experience with mergers, acquisitions, conversions, tender
offers, reinsurance and joint ventures based on over 35 years in the life insurance and related
financial services industries. This includes completing the first merger ever between
New York-domiciled and non-New York domiciled life insurers.
Having served in numerous senior executives positions, his responsibilities have spanned marketing,
sales, investments, product development, compliance, legal, corporate governance, government relations
and risk management. While involved in product-development, Masella brought the first equity-indexed
annuity to market in New York State.
Joe has served on a number of corporate boards in addition to being actively involved with the committees
and boards of various life-insurance industry trade organizations.
A resident of Syracuse, New York, Joe is a U.S. Army veteran and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers, where he earned a bachelor’s and a law degree.