Shelton, CT August 22, 2013– Barnum Financial Group’s managing director, Paul Blanco, was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Awards in the 10th Annual International Business Awards, announced by the organization on August 14. Among his accomplishments in winning the Innovator of the Year Bronze award for 2013, Mr. Blanco was recognized for achievements that included implementing a team approach to client service and relationship building; deploying a robust support system of product and other experts to support the firm’s advisors and their clients; fostering the “life coach “concept among the firm’s advisors to meet a growng client needs, and leading Barnum to winning MetLife’s Firm of the Year award for 2012.
More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories, according to International Business Awards group. “The 2013 International Business Awards are noteworthy for featuring the best collection of entries we have ever received,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
“I am immensely gratified at winning this prestigious award,” said Mr. Blanco. “The recognition really is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication by all of our team at Barnum and at MetLife as we continually strive to provide the best value and service to our clients.”
About the Barnum Financial Group
With integrity and high standards of excellence, Barnum Financial Group (BFG), a MetLife firm, enriches lives by providing quality financial advice, education and customized solutions that meet the unique needs of their individual, family and business clientele. BFG is headquartered in Shelton, CT, and has over 30 additional offices throughout CT, NY, NJ, RI, NH & MA with over 300 financial advisors available to service those markets
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), New York, NY 10166. Securities products and investment advisory services offered by MetLife Securities, Inc. (MSI) (member FINRA/SIPC) and a registered investment adviser. MLIC and MSI are MetLife companies. L0813338509[exp1213][CT,MA,NJ,NY,RI]
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, the American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. The Stevies nickname for the awards derives from the Greek word for “crowned.”