Harris Fishman - Chairman of Coastal Wealth

Harris Fishman


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.

Awards & Accolades

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 (2007‐2016)Top Work PlacePhiladelphia Inquirer (2010‐2013, 2015-2019)Top CEO Philadelphia Inquirer (2012)CEO of the Year AwardMain Line Chamber of Commerce (2012)CEO Philanthropy AwardExecutive Leadership Radio (2012)Most Admired CEO Philadelphia Business Journal (2015)Corporate Culture AwardSmartCEO (2015)Most Admired CEO’s Change Driver AwardPhiladelphia Business Journal (2016)Master Agency AwardGAMA International (2016)Future 50 AwardSmartCEO (2016)Top Leadership AwardPhiladelphia Inquirer (2016 & 2017)Velocity 50 AwardCEO Report (2018)Corporate Philanthropy Leadership AwardPhiladelphia Inquirer (2018)Influencer of Finance Award3Philadelphia Inquirer (2019)

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.

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