Mark Modzeleski is proud to be both the president and founder of Legacy Wealth Advisors of NY where his primary responsibilities include advising and guiding small businesses and families. He has a particular focus in the agricultural community.
Mark was born in Westchester County, NY and raised in the southwest corner of Connecticut. He earned a BA in Psychology from Gordon College in 1995. Mark began his career at a small firm in Boston, MA where he worked with individuals and groups teaching them how to become more effective communicators and team members through outdoor adventure and education.
In 1998, Mark and his family moved to Central NY. Mark worked for the family milk trucking business where he connected with the Ag industry. He still holds his Class A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License). In 1999 Mark made the decision to follow his passion for helping families and small businesses by becoming a financial advisor with New England Financial. He left the family milk trucking business to pursue a career in supporting others. Over the years Mark was promoted to Senior Managing Associate, managed a team of 20+ advisors. He also drove the firm's Case Design Unit, helping advisors design specific solutions to help families and business achieve their goals. In addition, he also proudly implemented a formal financial planning program.
More recently Mark's focus is helping his immediate clients make sound financial, estate, and private wealth management decisions. In addition, he continues to focus on planning for individuals in the areas of retirement planning, wealth accumulation, risk management and wealth transfer. Mark’s primary areas of expertise lie in sustainable business transfer, insurance and wealth management along with qualified and non-qualified plan development. Over the last several years, Mark's work in management consulting and speaking has grown. He spends significant time consulting with families, businesses, and associations to better organize team workflow and company culture. This has allowed him to apply his industry knowledge and passions to his long-term interest in agriculture and small business.
Mark has been awarded several production awards over years, rewarding his commitment to his clients. He has spoken at several local, regional and national conferences and is an accomplished speaker. Mark is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and has been named an American College moderator. He has committed time to NY chapter of the FFA. He is a member of the NY Farm Bureau, NEDPA (Northeast Dairy Producer Association), and NYCSGA (NYS Corn and Soybean Growers Association). Mark holds several board positions including the NYS Agricultural Society, the NYS Agricultural Society Foundation, the NY Animal Agricultural Coalition (NYAAC), and SUNY-ESF Foundation. He also holds board and leadership positions at his local golf and country club and several small businesses in the area.
He has earned his Certified Funds Specialist (CFS) designation, Certified Long Term Care (CLTC) designation, his Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation (AIF), and he has earned the Certified Family Business Specialist (CFBS) certification. He is a graduate of the Cornell LEADNY Class 15 (The Empire State Food and Agricultural Leadership Institute). His desire to further his education again shows his commitments those he serves.
Mark and his wife Amy reside in Cazenovia, NY and have two boys. Mark enjoys travel, golf, shooting, skiing, soccer and other outdoor activities with his family.