1847 + Rugby
At 1847Financial, we can help you tackle the financial challenges and opportunities that life throws at you through preparation, coaching and fitness.
Together, we can create a game plan for insuring life.
We have found that the values of rugby players directly mirror our own corporate values; they play with integrity, they’re team oriented, and they enjoy building relationships.
But what do financial services and Rugby have in common?
Preparation is important both on and off the pitch. In rugby, you must go in with a game plan. You will face challenges and opportunities throughout the course of a game. Being prepared to handle anything that happens, is key to success.
A solid rugby coach will help you take your game to the next level and overcome obstacles. Likewise, a good financial adviser helps you tackle life’s opportunities and challenges.
Fitness is a key component to success in rugby. Being in the best possible shape will help improve your overall game. At 1847Financial, we believe financial fitness is just as important. Having good financial fitness gives you the flexibility to live life with confidence.
Rugby is tough. Life insurance doesn't have to be.
You now have the opportunity to purchase life insurance much quicker and easier. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for life insurance without a medical exam and in as little as 24 hours! Contact us to learn more.
The Accelerated Client Experience is not approved for use in all states. Please check with your Adviser for availability.
Meet Our Ruggers
Michael C. DeFillipo, CLU®
Mobile: (609) 254-6819
Office: (610) 784-3488
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Michael has been a passionate supporter of the rugby community ever since picking up the game as an undergrad at Swarthmore College. A converted football player, Michael spent three seasons as a leader on the Swarthmore rugby squad, earning Player of the Year honors during his time at the college.
He joined 1847Financial in August 2016. He builds lifelong relationships with clients to provide creative and valuable solutions for every stage of life. Michael’s clients continue to work with him due to his passion, dedication and commitment to being a resource for their financial security.
Michael is a 2004 graduate of Swarthmore College with a degree in Biology. He has 12 years of experience in the insurance industry. Currently, Michael holds a Life Accident and Health, Series 65, 63, 6 and 7 Licenses. He received his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation from The American College of Financial Services in 2017 and is currently working toward obtaining his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designations. Michael is also an active participant in the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and has been a speaker at several industry marketing events.
Today Michael resides in Rydal, PA with his wife Kearney and their dog, Basil. He enjoys spending time as an executive member of the Delta Upsilon Swarthmore Chapter Alumni Corporation where he serves as a career collaboration mentor for undergraduate students. When Michael is not hard at work, you can find him deep in thought about baseball analytics, cooking on the grill, or spending time at home working outdoors.
Robert M. Halligan, ChFC®
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Rob began his rugby career in the early 1980’s, playing for the Temple Medical/Dental school team. He retired after a nine year stint with the club that included three professional School Championships. Rob is still a big fan of the sport and has become lifelong friends with many of his former teammates.
Rob entered the financial planning arena in 1979 as an advisor with the Stewart Agency and Penn Mutual. Over his 35 years in the financial services industry, Rob has maintained client relationships from his early days while continuing to grow his practice to help the myriad of referrals that have come from his reputation for building meaningful relationships with his clients.
The industry has recognized his efforts with awards of American Funds All American Team, Alliance Elite Advisor, Agency Life Leader, ML Stewart Planner of the Year and the Royal Blue Hall of Fame.
In addition to serving his clients, Rob has served on the board of CCSA of Philadelphia, volunteered with Philabundance and is currently the coach for a high school water polo team.
Carolyn A. Humphrey, RICP®, CLF®
Mobile: (302) 588-7596
Office: (302) 655-7151 x117
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Carolyn has been passionate about sports her entire life and fell in love with rugby after meeting her husband Jerry, a rugby player himself, who introduced Carolyn to the game while living in NY. Ever since, Carolyn has become a big supporter of the sport and the Delaware Rugby Foundation while rooting on the Wilmington Rugby Club, the University of Delaware rugby teams as well as theBinghamton Barbarians Rugby team in NY.
She grew up in Upstate New York, where she attended Binghamton University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Computers and Statistics. She began her career serving as a nutrition counselor, corporate recruiter, trainer and coach. During her tenure she became a Director with responsibilities encompassing all hiring, training, computer upkeep and troubleshooting, merchandising, store audits and loss prevention.
Carolyn moved into the financial planning field in order to combine her communication and coaching abilities with her analytical skills and background in mathematics. Since joining Rockwell Associates in 2006, Carolyn has earned the FINRA Series 6, 63, 65, 7 and 24 Registrations, and has become a Registered Life and Health Agent. Carolyn has earned the RICP (Retirement Income Certified Professional) as well as the CLF (Certified Leadership Fellow) designation through the American College. In addition to serving as a Financial Strategist, Carolyn is a member of WIFS (Women in Financial Services) and has actively participated in their mentorship program. For part of her tenure at Rockwell Associates, Carolyn served as the Director of Associate Development and Principal at Rockwell Associates. Her responsibilities included hiring, training, coaching and supervising a team of financial strategists.
Avid fans of the outdoors, Carolyn and her husband love traveling or spending time with their dogs, family and friends. They support their favorite causes such as Delaware Rugby Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the SPCA and Humane Society as well as various other charities.