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Meet the Chairman

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Bravata: A Man With His Own Gravity (read the full article)

John J. Bravata is the Company’s Chairman.  In July, 2006, Mr. Bravata founded Bravata Financial Group, a financial and estate planning firm headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, where he currently serves as its President.  Under Mr. Bravata's leadership, Bravata Financial Group now has 4 branches in 2 states and is poised for significant expansion.  He attended Grand Valley State University, where he studied International Law and Criminal Justice. Upon Graduating Mr. Bravata served as an undercover narcotics officer and then as uniformed officer for the Kalamazoo Department of Safety. 

Mr. Bravata worked as a financial planner and sales manager for John Hancock Financial Services from November, 1991 to January, 1997, where he specialized in investment and estate planning for high net worth individuals and business owners.

Beginning in January, 1997, he served in a position as a Partner with New York Life Insurance Company and, in October, 2000, Mr. Bravata was promoted to Managing Partner of New York Life Insurance Company’s Detroit, Michigan office.

In January, 2006, he became a District Agent with New York Life, becoming one of the top consultants in the company qualifying for the Chairmans Council. John stepped down from his position and affiliation with New York Life in October 2006.

Mr. Bravata has significant personal experience in the purchase and sale of investment properties, and currently holds several FINRA securities licenses. He also holds life and health insurance licenses. 

Mr. Bravata was named 'who's who' of young executives, has received the Gold Medallion, and sits as the Vice Chairman of the Business Executive Association out of Washington DC. He has authored the following books:  Stealing of Wealth in America, What the Government and Financial Institutions Don't Want You to Know About Investing, Soar like an Eagle, and Marketing Your Way to Sales Success.

A detailed list Of John Bravata’s accomplishment are listed below:


Chairman's Council
Top 100 Agents (6 months)
Top 10 District Agents in New York Life
Top 4 District Agents in South Central Zone

#2 Executive Vice President Trophy
#3 Life Trophy
National Recruiters Award
Partners Round Table

#1 Vice Chairman's Trophy
#4 Annuity Trophy
National Recruiters Award
Partners Round Table

#1 Vice Chairman's Trophy
#3 Long Term Care Trophy
#1 National Recruiters Award
Partners Round Table

#1 Presidents Trophy
#4 Vice Chairman's Trophy
#5 Executive Vice Presidents Trophy
#2 Life Trophy
#5 Annuity Trophy
National Recruiters Award
Partners Round Table 1st Place
#1 Shared Success Award

Life Case Rate Award

#18 Ranked Sales Manager in Company
Sales Manager Recruiting Award
Career Profile Award
200 Club Winner

#3 Sales Manager in the company
Top 50 Award
Sales Manager Recruiting Award
#4 Production Award

Sales Leader Class of 1997
FYC Leader Award
Top Recruiter Award

Other Awards:

Name Who's Who among Young Executives
Wall Street Journal 9/03
Winner of the Gold Medallion Washington D.C,
Chairman Business Advisory Council

Took over agency on Oct. 2000 32 agents, 2 New org. Agents
Won all trophies listed as number one office in the country in production form tier III. Winner of Presidents Trophy.

National Speaker On Sales Ideas to agents, Recruiting Systems to managers
Publisher of selling system “Selling the benefits of Long Term Care”
Publisher of selling system “Macro Asset Perspective”
Publisher of books titled: “Marketing your way to Sales Success”
“Soar like an Eagle”
“The Stealing of wealth in America”

Related Links

Bravata: A Man With His Own Gravity

Open Letter from John Bravata and RJ Trabulsy


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