Employee Spotlight: Jeff Massetti, eBenefits Sales Representative
To start off our “Employee Spotlight” series, we sat down with Jeff Massetti, a nine-year member of the sales team at eBenefits. We discussed everything from teaching scuba diving to spending time with his grandchildren!
Tell us about yourself and your background.
I have three daughters and three step-daughters (lots of drama) and two wonderful grandchildren. I grew up in a lower-middle-class family and my father died young, so I had to work early on while putting myself through college. I began my career in the insurance industry, where I worked for over 20 years in the employee benefits arena in both Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh. I also have ownership in both a family-owned high-end coffee shop and a scuba diving business in the Pittsburgh area. I have been with eBenefits for almost nine years as well.
What do you find most reward or satisfying about your role at eBenefits?
The sales process usually takes numerous meetings and calls to close a deal. I enjoy the process of educating clients, then helping them understand why eBenefits is the best choice to meet their needs.
What are some of your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy sunshine and warm weather. My passion is teaching scuba diving. Introducing people to the underwater environment is one of the most satisfying experiences I have ever had. When I’m not in the water, you can find me touring the country roads of Pennsylvania and West Virginia on my motorcycle.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would play you and why?
Matthew McConaughey — because he loves to scuba dive and appears to be an easygoing, fun-loving person who enjoys life as I do!
How would you describe your perfect Saturday?
Other than hopping on a plane to the Caribbean, I would have an early breakfast with Carol (my significant other) followed by teaching a morning scuba class. After lunch, I would ride my bike through the countryside with Carol and with a few stops along the way! And, if possible, I would end my day with an evening visit from my grandkids!
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I am a fiscally conservative person but extremely liberal when it comes to protecting the marine environment.