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Pragnesh Bhatt

President and Founder

Pragnesh Bhatt is the President and Founder of Saavi Financial Group, a financial practice that focuses on providing holistic financial strategies to families, business owners, and high net worth individuals developing customized strategies that address both their financial and estate planning needs. The Company is built on a foundation of exceptional client service, trust, integrity, and open and honest communication. He firmly believes that a solid strategic financial foundation is a powerful possession that offers a sense of peace and freedom.

For the last 10 years, Pragnesh has been a successful financial professional with New York Life Insurance Company, one of the largest life insurers in the world and a company that has consistently received high ratings for financial strength from all four major rating agencies. Pragnesh was born in India and moved to the United States in 1985 with his parents at the young age of 8. Growing up, he saw first-hand the struggles and hardship his parents experienced as first-generation immigrants adjusting to a new country. He learned early on, the value of hard work, sacrifice, determination and the real importance of planning early. It was very important to him to make sure that the new generations coming to this country does not make the same mistakes his parents made growing up.

Prior to his work in the financial industry, Pragnesh earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Maryland with a minor in Finance. He embarked on his career as a financial professional with New York Life in 2010. Within his first year, through hard work and a willingness to learn, and ongoing education, he quickly excelled and was the class leader of 2010. In the succeeding years, Pragnesh has climbed the ranks having earned Chairman's Council from 2018-2019. Chairman's Council reflects high levels of production at New York Life.

Pragnesh resides in Columbia, MD with his wife, Puja and son, Avi. When he is not working hard for his clients, Pragnesh enjoys spending quality time traveling with his family. He enjoys exercising and cooking on the weekends to help relax and get ready for the upcoming week.

Some of his professional accomplishments include:

Awards and Recognitions

From New York Life and other professional associations

  • Class of 2010, Greater Washington G.O.
  • Life All Star Producer, Greater Washington G.O.
  • Annuity elite (gold) from 2012 - 2019, Greater Washington G.O.
  • Million Dollar Round Table for 2012 - 2019*
  • 2010 and 2011 Executive Council Qualifier
  • 2012 – 2017 Presidents Council
  • 2018-2019 Chairman’s Council
  • Member of Nautilus Group since 2014
  • Received Top Ten Award in Greater Washington G.O. for 2013 - 2019
  • Member of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors)

*The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.

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