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Local insurance executive named Big Brothers Big Sisters O.C. Man of the Year

Julian Movsesian is recognized for work as a role model in local business community

by Samar KhouryPublished: November 26, 2012 12:05 PM

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County named Julian Movsesian, president of Newport Beach life insurance firm Succession Capital Alliance, as the chapter's Man of the Year.

Movsesian accepted the award at Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 48th annual gourmet dinner on earlier this month at the Balboa Bay Club. The Egyptian-born businessman was recognized at the youth mentorship program’s gala event for his work in the local business community as positive role model for young men and wormen

"I take nothing for granted and success wasn't handed to me," Movsesian said. "My struggle to succeed is due to hard work, maintaining professional integrity and a desire to help others, especially children.”

Born in Egypt, Movsesian moved to the United States when he was 17 years old, put himself through high school, and worked at McDonald’s. After leaving McDonald’s, Movsesian worked at Sambo’s Restaurant, where he was promoted to manager before being recruited to the life insurance industry.

Within his first year in the life insurance industry, he was named Rookie of the Year after selling insurance in Central California every week.

When he moved back to Los Angeles, Movsesian built a successful insurance practice and created the financing program Capital Maximization Strategy in 1996, the largest life insurance program that has benefited large corporations and insurance companies.

"Julian has brought a whole new type of practice to the industry and he has been a trendsetter," said Michael Bell, executive vice president of Pacific Life.

Succession Capital Alliance launched in 2004 when Movsesian formed a partnership with a Fortune 10 company.

Movsesian has also earned the Preston Hotchkis Distinguished Achievement Award and Pacific Life's highest honor for independent life insurance professionals.

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