Manuel Amezcua is a Dreamer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Executive in the Wealth Management and Insurance industry who is obsessed with adding value and solving problems in every room he enters.
He currently serves as CEO of MassMutual Great Lakes and is also the Founder of Podium Group which has a concentrated focus on serving athletes, entertainers, business owners, and CEOs.
Within Manuel’s six-year span serving and leading MassMutual Great Lakes, the firm and his family have sponsored and supported over 60 nonprofit organizations and been recognized on Metro Detroit’s ‘Best & Brightest Companies to Work For’ list annually since 2018, as well as Crain’s Detroit Business ‘Cool Places to Work in Michigan’ list in 2019, 2021 and 2022.
Manuel has been recognized each year since 2019 as one of Detroit’s 500 ‘Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit’ by DBusiness Magazine, received the 2019 Huebner Service Award from the Society of Financial Services Professional Detroit Chapter and MassMutual’s National Community Service Award in 2015, 2019 and 2022.
During his professional career, he has spoken at more than 50 conferences and companies across the country. His conversations focus on servant leadership, being a great teammate, and doing the things most will not, to achieve the greatness that most will never experience. He attributes some of his success to dreaming big, developing a clear brand and value proposition, working intentionally from a written plan, having relentless hustle and volcanic grit. He believes the genius is in the simplicity of being kind and polite, remembering and using a person’s name, asking for permission, and adding value in the life of others.