What have you been up to since graduation?
I’m an entrepreneur and President of Simon Financial Group, a financial services firm located in Edison NJ. The firm provides wealth management, corporate, retirement, estate and financial planning. I work with families, business owners and female corporate executives. I transferred to William Paterson University and completed my four-year degree in Business and then completed my Certified Financial Planner designation CFP®. I sponsor lectures on financial planning for corporations, adult educational programs, and community organizations. I have hosted a TV Show called “SIMONSAYS Manage Your Money” and have appeared as a guest on CNBC, FOX Business, and Steve Adubato’s, “Caucus, New Jersey” and “One on One.” I’m proud to serve on The Kessler Foundation and Bass Foundation boards.
What is one of your greatest achievements since graduating from MCC?
First, I’m a father of two great kids! Second, I authored a book called “Simon Says® Love your Legacy, A Guide to Financial Education for You and Your Family” available on Amazon. Third, I completed the EST Training / Landmark Forum and I have my own business. Lastly, I’m out in the world contributing and making a difference both personally and professionally through educating and giving back.
What is your fondest memory of MCC?
Building relationships with my professors, peers and managing my schedule. I worked full time while attending school full time.
Who was your favorite professor and why?
The late Professor Eric Kulp, a creative marketing genius. He was a mentor, a confidant and a friend. In addition, Dean Robert Fishco, a friend and a mentor who taught me business insight and help round me out as an individual. My teachers always made time for me and offered great insight.
If you could offer a current MCC student advice, what would it be?
Spend time with your professors, these men and women have real-life experience and can provide you great insight. They can help you find your passion and give you direction to be a better person. Wisdom and experience can be shared as long as someone is open to listening. Simon Says, “Be open to learning.”
Why was attending MCC the right decision for you?
MCC was an affordable stepping stone that gave me direction and an opportunity to grow.