2019 Hall Of Fame Recipient
It’s a catchy cliché that many people repeat without a second thought. But for a gifted young basketball player growing up in a rough neighborhood, the idea of a cohesive team, working hard to bring a vision to life, would have been a powerful motivator. Peter Novak was such a young man. Blessed with height and a rebellious, entrepreneurial spirit, he would use the lessons learned on the basketball court to inform his unique approach to financial services, transforming both an agency and his career as a result of his commitment to working hard and dreaming big.
Today, Novak’s world has changed dramatically. He is the general agent of one of MassMutual’s largest agencies, Charter Oak Financial. He previously served as GA to MassMutual’s Rochester agency, as co-GA at The New England/Robinson Co., and as an agent at New York Life Insurance Co. Novak was the first MassMutual GA to grow an agency to 100 career agents and the first to grow to 200. He has developed six GAs during his career.