Marlon Peck’s passionate about working at New York Life

Marlon serves on the Chamber’s Board of Directors and can often be found helping out at local events like the Days of the Old West Parade.

Marlon Peck feels that he’s a pretty lucky guy.

Not only does he work in a profession he really loves, but his job as an associate partner for New York Life allows him to help others.

“It’s not an easy business, but it’s very rewarding,” Marlon said from his office in the E.G Willis Building in Hailey.

Marlon grew up on a quarter-horse ranch in Carey and he and his wife of a dozen years, Crystal, are now raising their two young sons in Hailey.

After studying finance at the University of Idaho, Marlon began his professional life in the audio/visual world. But those who knew him best, knew where Marlon’s true passions were.

“I’ve always had an interest in savings and finance,” Marlon said. “So I’ve always been the go-to guy for that kind of stuff with family and friends.”

That’s why no one was really surprised when Marlon left a solid job with a local cable company to work for New York Life—even if he was about to become a dad for the second time.

“It was bit nerve-racking, but I knew I was making a good move,” Marlon said.

Marlon was confident that New York Life was the right place for him for a couple of important reasons. The first is that he’d been a happy client of the mutual company for a decade. The second was that he was immediately impressed by the help and guidance he received once he inquired about a job.

“New Yolk Life is awesome because it has a family feel and support, but you’re backed by a Fortune 100 company,” Marlon said. “They set up their agents for success. You’re in business for yourself, but you’re not by yourself.”

The Peck family.

New York Life was founded 175 years ago and is considered the leading company in the industry because it follows the simple principles of investing wisely, offering a diverse mix of business options, and staying accountable to its customers.

“We’re not selling snake oil,” Marlon joked. “What we do is help people. Help people plan for their and their family’s future. We want to protect your family’s assets as well as grow them. We help build legacies.”

Marlon helps his clients in a variety of manners, from traditional life insurance plans to estate planning to pension and 401K alternatives. “There are a lot of cool options that people don’t know about and we get to educate them on. There is unlimited potential for growth,” Marlon said.

Yes, Marlon feels like lucky guy. He gets to work in field he loves and help his community while he’s at it.

“We’re more of a holistic company. It’s not just about financial advising,” Marlon said. “It’s about building trust and relationships.”

            To find out more about New York Life, or to become an agent, please contact Marlon Peck at mpeck@ft.newyorklife.com or call 208.720-4898.

By Mike McKenna

This story originally appeared in the Weekly Sun.

 

Marlon and Oscar Fajardo at the Hailey Home, Garden and Outdoor show.

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