Joe is CEO of Pinnacle Capital Management, LLC. He has extensive experience with mergers, acquisitions, conversions, tender offers, reinsurance, and joint ventures based on over 35 years in the life insurance and related financial services industries. This includes completing the first merger ever between New York-domiciled and non-New York domiciled life insurers.
Having served in numerous senior executives positions, his responsibilities have spanned marketing, sales, investments, compliance, legal, corporate governance, government relations, and risk management. While involved in product-development, Masella brought the first equity-indexed annuity to market in New York State.
Masella has served on a number of corporate boards in addition to being actively involved with the committees and boards of various life-insurance industry trade organizations. A resident of Syracuse, New York, Masella is a U.S. Army veteran and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers, where he earned both bachelors’ and law degrees.