Wall Street 50 - 2009

Michael K. Farrell

Michael Farrell/MetLife

Michael K. Farrell is executive vice president at MetLife responsible for the Retirement & Wealth Management businesses. Since November 2008, Michael has run all aspects of MetLife’s annuity business. Michael has over 33 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining MetLife in 2001, he was president of Michael K. Farrell Associates, Inc., which at the time of its sale to ING in 2001 had over 1,500 clients.

Michael’s interest in his Irish heritage was passed on to him from his parents. His paternal grandparents emigrated from Tuam, Co. Galway. Michael’s first of some 60 trips to Ireland was after his graduation from St. Benedict’s Prep and established a connection to family that continues to this day. Michael was named New Jersey Irishman of the Year in 2005 by the Brian Boru Society. He and his family were honored in 2007 by Fordham University with the prestigious Mara Award.
Michael is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. He and his wife Nancy live in New Vernon, NJ, and are the proud parents of Meghan and Seann.