Wall Street 50 - 2011

Michael K. Farrell

Michael K. Farrell/MetLife

Executive vice president for U.S. distribution at MetLife, Michael K. Farrell has over 36 years of experience in the financial services industry. Michael is responsible for leading MetLife’s U.S. sales organization that provides products and services to millions of individuals and over 60,000 employers across the U.S., including over 90 of the top one hundred FORTUNE 500 companies.

Michael joined MetLife in 2001 and has held a number of senior-level positions. Prior to becoming head of U.S. Business Distribution in 2009, Michael was in charge of all aspects of MetLife’s market-leading annuity business. He also played an integral role in the integration of Travelers Life & Annuity and CitiStreet Associates into MetLife in 2005. Before joining MetLife, Michael was president of Michael K. Farrell Associates, Inc.

In 2009, Michael received the Annie Moore award from the Irish American Cultural Institute. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, he is a board member of the Boys and Girls Club Life Camp and was named New Jersey’s Irishman of the Year in 2005.