Wharton 125 Years

The Wharton Economic Summit:
Keynote Speakers

John Resnick

John Resnick is a founder of The Resnick Group, LLC based in Naples, Florida.

He has extensive knowledge and expertise in providing life insurance guidance for high net worth families, family offices, executives, entertainment and sports figures, and privately-held business owners. John’s clients are recognized as some of the most successful families in the U.S. John is frequently requested by other professionals to assist with client work.He has served as an expert witness on life insurance products for major U.S. law firms on behalf of their clients.

John ResnickA former adjunct professor, John has lectured at schools and universities, including The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He has co-presented Wharton programs with Steve Forbes, Jon Huntsman, Sr, Prof. Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School Dean Patrick Harker, Jon Huntsman, Jr., and Prof. Stuart Diamond.

John is co-author of the American Bar Association’s recent national book “Due Diligence of Trust Owned Life Insurance”, a guide for estate planning attorneys, family offices, and professionals. His continuing education classes have been attended by over 3,000 attorneys and CPAs.

John is a contributor on life insurance to The Wall Street Journal, and other articles have appeared in Forbes, Journal of Practical Estate Planning, The Wharton Magazine, and Family Business Magazine.

John and Billie Resnick are co-creators of the nationally syndicated radio program, Legends of Success with John Resnick . The show includes John’s rare one-hour interviews with America's top CEO's, members of The Forbes 400, and entertainment icons, including Steve Forbes of Forbes Media, Evelyn Lauder of The Estee Lauder Companies, Jack Welch of General Electric, John Paul DeJoria of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Tequila, Dan Cathy of Chik-fil-A, Dr. Robert Langer the co-founder of Moderna, Sara Blakely of SPANX, Jon Huntsman of Huntsman Corporation, Howard Schultz of Starbucks, legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis, iconic musician BB King, Bernie Marcus co-founder of The Home Depot, William Randolph Hearst, III, and many others.

Legends of Success debuted on January 12, 2002, on a single radio station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is now syndicated on over 100 radio stations in the United States. The show’s objective is to share the personal journeys of how America's most successful business icons overcame obstacles and setbacks to make it to the top. Mr. Resnick strongly believes that it is vital to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of our students and young people by providing them with astute role models who have accomplished the dreams to which these new entrepreneurs aspire.

John and his wife, Billie have helped organize numerous charitable and educational events, including Legends Live event with Steve Forbes of Forbes Media and Dr. Patrick T. Harker, Dean of the Wharton School. The sold-out event raised financial support for The Vista School of Central Pennsylvania that assists young children with autism.

In March 2019, the Resnicks and Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza hosted the Ave Maria School of Law’s Signature “Profiles in Ethical Leadership” Conference. The event helped provide scholarships for veterans and underprivileged students to attend Ave Maria School of Law.

John, Billie, and entrepreneur Michael Wynn are founders of The Resnick Wynn Family Business Conference at Florida Gulf Coast University. The inaugural conference on March 4, 2022 will feature Steve Forbes as keynote speaker. The proceeds will assist scholarships for FGCU students planning to join family owned firms.

John, his wife, Billie, and their two sons live in Naples, Florida.