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John B. Hitchcock

Head of Brokerage

John B. Hitchcock

Head of Brokerage

P: (954) 308-7180
E: JHitchcock@MassMutualBrokerage.com

I am committed to building long-term relationships with my clients and helping them reach their goals is my number one priority. Drawing on my knowledge, experience, and world-class tools, I help build financial freedom for my clients. I pride myself in getting to know each client so that I can understand their individual needs and what matters most to them. This helps me recommend products and strategies designed to meet their current, and more importantly, future needs. I help people protect the ones they love through a variety of financial products and solutions to meet their needs. I offer a broad portfolio of individual insurance protection, asset accumulation strategies, and financial products and services for high-net-worth families, businesses, and institutions.

Local firms are sales offices of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), and are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies. John B. Hitchcock is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. www.SIPC.org.  1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, 954-938-8800.   

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Cheryl Canzanella

Brokerage Director

Cheryl Canzanella, CLU®, ChSNC®, LUTCF®

Brokerage Director

P: (561) 386-0537
E: ccanzanella@massmutualbrokerage.com

With over 22 years industry experience and 9 years as a Brokerage Director with Coastal Wealth, Cheryl works with financial professionals that want to add Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) Life, Disability Income, Long Term Care & Annuities to their product offerings through sales ideas, case design, and point of sale. 

  • Bachelor of Science Palm Beach Atlantic University  
  • Series 6, 7, 24, 53, 63 securities and 215 insurance license 
  • The American College CLU, ChSNC, LUTCF  
  • 2011 WIFS Northeast FL Founding President  
  • 2014 NAIFA-FL President’s Award 
  • 2014 WIFS National Member of the Year 
  • 2014 Jacksonville Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 
  • 2016 NAIFA Jacksonville Past President 
  • 2018 NAIFA-FL Top Advisors Under 40  
  • 2019 NAIFA National Young Advisor Team Leader of the Year 
  • 2019-2021 President of MassMutual Brokerage Directors Advisory Council (BDAX) 

As a native Floridian, she enjoys spending time with family, the beach, flag football, CrossFit and volunteering as often as possible. She can often be heard cheering and/or possibly weeping for her beloved Miami Dolphins & Jacksonville Jaguars.  

Local firms are sales offices of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), and are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies. Cheryl Canzanella is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. www.SIPC.org.  1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, 954-938-8000.  CRN202209-270914 

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Michele Friedlander, RHU®, REBC®

Brokerage Director

Michele Friedlander, RHU®, REBC®

Brokerage Director

P: (954) 689-9462
E: mfriedlander@massmutualbrokerage.com

Michele brings over 30 years of experience in the disability income insurance arena to the Coastal Wealth Group team.  She specializes in developing income protection strategies for individuals, businesses and employee benefits for both individuals and groups.  In addition, she is a Long Term Care Specialist for the last 10 years, and is a certified CE Instructor.

Michele is a graduate of the University of Miami.  She has earned the Registered Health Underwriter (RHU®) and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designations. Michele was President of National Association of Insurance and Financial Services Broward Chapter in 2019 and 2020, and past president of the Women in Insurance and Financial Services of South Florida.  

Local firms are sales offices of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), and are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies. Michele Friedlander is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. www.SIPC.org.  1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, 954-938-8800.   CRN202301-277004

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Ryan Solle

Brokerage Director

Ryan Solle

Brokerage Director

P:  (336) 409-6670
E: rsolle@massmutualbrokerage.com

Ryan started in the financial services industry in 2009 and continues to work with the same firm which started as MetLife before the 2016 transition in which the firm became Coastal Wealth, a MassMutual firm.  He began working with a producer group of 12 financial professionals building his own practice and assisting experienced financial professionals with case design and competitive analysis on insurance products.  Over the years, Ryan has helped career agents and brokers in a support role with comprehensive financial solutions, advanced estate planning, and premium finance cases.  He specializes in creating opportunities out of current cases and aiding the financial professional in solutions and presentations that make it easy for the client to understand difficult concepts.

Ryan graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he also played college soccer.  Ryan was drafted in the MLS and played 3 years of professional soccer before beginning his career in the Financial Services industry. 

Where Ryan can be incredibly helpful is in competitive analysis, advanced case, estate planning concepts, business owner insurance like 162 bonus plans and executive non-qualified deferred comp, and premium financing. 

Local firms are sales offices of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), and are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies. Ryan Solle is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. www.SIPC.org.  1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, 954-938-8800.   CRN202208-269683

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Angela Duncan

Brokerage Director

Angela Duncan

Brokerage Director

P:  (404) 936-2010
E: aduncan@massmutualbrokerage.com

As a Brokerage Director at Coastal Wealth a MassMutual firm, I make available to insurance brokers the portfolio of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) products including: Whole Life and Term Insurance, Disability Income Insurance products, Long Term Care Insurance and Fixed Annuities. The company's strong and growing network of financial professionals help their clients make good financial decisions for the long term.

I am looking for successful, independent producers (brokers) who are interested in offering MassMutual products to their clients. In turn, you can expect one-on-one support for all your clients needs including: case consultations, Estate and Business Planning expertise, marketing and illustration support, case design plus product positioning strategies and presentations.

For personal sales: 

I am licensed to sell insurance in: AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA ,NV and TX. I cannot communicate with, nor respond to, requests from people who reside in states where I am not licensed to conduct insurance business.

Local firms are sales offices of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies.