Harris Fishman - Chairman of Coastal Wealth

Harris Fishman, CLU, ChFC



Harris’s storied 30+ year career began in 1989, when he launched his financial services practice with MassMutual and quickly established himself as a leader in the industry. He would rise quickly through the ranks of management, being named a Sales Manager (1993), Associate General Agent (1997), Managing Partner (2000) and General Agent (2003). Under his leadership, MassMutual Greater Philadelphia (MMGP) grew from 40 to over 175 financial professionals, expanded its geographical footprint to 20 offices across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware and serves over 54,000 clients.

Harris currently serves as General Agent Emeritus and continues to be involved in the strategic direction of MMGP.  As the Chairman of Coastal Wealth, Harris is focused on investing in progressive initiatives and strategies to better serve the evolving needs of the firm and its clients. Coastal Wealth services over 90,000 clients1 with over $19 billion of life insurance in force2 and $6 billion in client policies and accounts3.

As a sought-after speaker, Harris delivers on topics such as industry trends, leadership, company culture and corporate philanthropy. He is an advocate for providing financial literacy programs to families and champions the access of resources and valuable government benefits for special needs families and their children.

Harris graduated with honors from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and attended Darden Business School’s Executive Leadership Program. Harris is a Chartered Life Underwriter designee and Chartered Financial Consultant designee from the American College of Financial Services. He holds Series 7, 6, 65, 63 and 24 registrations with FINRA, and is a registered principal with MML Investors Services, LLC. He served as President of MassMutual’s General Agent’s Association in 2013.  He resides in Pennsylvania and Florida with his wife Ellen and two daughters Rachel and Emily.

1An insured, owner or payor of a MassMutual policy or contract as of December 31, 2020.

2Life insurance coverage in force as of December 31, 2020 related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Company and its subsidiaries, C.A. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company.

3Includes values of MassMutual and subsidiary insurance companies’ insurance and retirement products and investment products offered through MML Investors Services, LLC, a MassMutual subsidiary.

Local firms are sales offices of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001, and are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies. Securities and investment advisory services offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC 1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, 954-938-8800. CRN202408-644421


Crystal Achievement AwardMassMutual (2003‐2019)

MassMutual Chairman’s Trophy

Gold: 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016 + 2018, 2020 - Silver: 2017 & 2019 - Bronze: 2012 & 2013

MassMutual Best Year Ever MassMutual Best Places to WorkPhiladelphia Business Journal


Top Work PlacePhiladelphia Inquirer

2010‐2013, 2015-2019

Top CEO Philadelphia Inquirer


CEO of the Year AwardMain Line Chamber of Commerce


CEO Philanthropy AwardExecutive Leadership Radio


Most Admired CEO Philadelphia Business Journal


Corporate Culture AwardSmartCEO


Most Admired CEO’s Change Driver AwardPhiladelphia Business Journal


Master Agency AwardGAMA International


Future 50 AwardSmartCEO


Top Leadership AwardPhiladelphia Inquirer


Velocity 50 AwardCEO Report


Corporate Philanthropy Leadership AwardPhiladelphia Inquirer


Influencer of Finance Award3Philadelphia Inquirer