Michael J. Fischer, CLU, ChFC, CASL

Michael J. Fischer, CLU, ChFC, CASL

President and CEO

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Phone: 610-841-3037 ext. 102
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“The primary focus of any client-centered endeavor is listening to your client; because the goal of the client is the goal of your business.”

“When we founded this business, we wanted to give it a name that would truly reflect what we were all about.” Thus, Michael Fischer founded Client 1st Financial by giving it a name reflecting its founding principle of putting the client´s goals first. “The first thing we did was to ask our clients for their input. What they told us was astonishing. To them, the most important thing we did was listen to them. We are proud of that.” He added, “Of course, the name of our company reflects our entire approach to doing business. Our clients come first.”

With over two decades experience in the financial services industry, Michael holds multiple designations including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL.) Michael is a thirteen time qualifier of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and has qualified for prestigious Court of The Table. Michael is a fifteen time JHFN ACE (Achieving Client Excellence) qualifier. In 2014, Michael was named to the JHFN Hall of Fame. In 2012, Michael and his firm, Client 1st Financial, were named the winner of the JHFN national Practice of the Year winner, which recognizes excellence in several key areas of practice management and client service. Together, these accolades serve as a testimonial to Fischer´s unending desire to put the needs and desires of the client first.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University (1986), Fischer spent a year in foreign undergraduate studies at the University of Exeter in England. He is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association. In 2012, Fischer founded the Client 1st Foundation in 2012 which benefits local charities within the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. He is also an active member of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, where he has served as a member of the Board. He is also a member and past president of the Kutztown Lions and in 2013 received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award. Named for the founder of Lions Club International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is the organization´s highest honor and is given in recognition of the recipient´s commitment to humanitarian service.

Michae´s love of the outdoors includes hiking the Appalachian Trail and working in his garden. He also enjoys watching all sports, especially Penn State football. One of his lifelong goals is to visit all 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums and he is currently over half way toward achieving this goal.

Mike´s Favorite Principal Belief:

We have a high level of commitment to client care and to our clients´ ultimate success.

“This principal belief resonates with me because our clients are why we exist. By putting them first, it allows us to see them reach their important goals. It is the most satisfying part of what we do.”