Richard I. Karchefsky 

Senior Vice President

MassMutual South Florida
1000 Corporate Drive Suite 700
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334 

Rik Karchefsky’s leadership skills led him to an outstanding career spanning 40 years as a Financial Services Professional, Sales Manager and Assistant General Agent. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1974 where he was the new associate of the year. He moved into management in 1980 and has successfully motivated, empowered and coached financial services professionals and their clients to reach their individual and organizational goals and aspirations. In 1987, he was named Connecticut Mutual’s Manager of the Year.

In 1990, Rik joined MassMutual’s South Florida agency as the Assistant General Agent. He implemented strategies and fostered relationships that have facilitated the growth of the agency. Rik’s unit production quickly rose and, in the past 24 years, he has continuously been among one of the 5 top Sales Managers at MassMutual. In 2013, Rik was recognized by MassMutual as the leading National Sales Manager of the year.

Rik has also achieved national recognition as a featured speaker at various industry seminars and MassMutual conferences. He has and continues to serve on numerous advisory committees in the areas of training, supervision, recruiting, illustration software and business development. 

For eight years, Rik was a founding member and the board chair of the Sales Manager Advisory Board    and has qualified over 20 times for Management Council (a MassMutual award). In 2011, Rik was the recipient of the Brian Early frontline manager award from GAMA International.

According to Rik, his mission is “to have a positive impact on people’s lives. Being a manager helps fulfill that mission – it is a reflection of who I am as a human being. I have the unique opportunity to have deeply personal one-on-one relationships with a diverse and dedicated group of people. I go to a wonderful place every day with talented people around me, in a positive work culture and environment, and I am part of their life-team. In my role as a coach, I create an opening so people begin to think and perform in ways they have never imagined.”

Rik defines his role as a Sales Manager as “helping clients achieve financial well-being.” To his associates, he is a catalyst and role model for achieving high performance in their organizations.

For those of you have built a sizable practice delivering top value to your clients, do you want to take your business to the next level? Consider affiliating with MassMutual South Florida, a MassMutual general agency, where you will join an elite group of producers who share your passion for excellence and benefits from a great support system. Let’s start a conversation!

I am licensed to sell insurance and securities in the state of Florida.

Rik Karchefsky is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, LLC, Member SIPC. Supervisory Office: 1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334; Phone: 954-938-8800.


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