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Rick Magill is the founder of Service Planning Corporation (SPC), located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. SPC was established in 1990 and is known for its capabilities as an employee-benefits and financial-services consulting firm serving employers and individuals throughout Florida and other areas.
Mr. Magill was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and moved with his family to Plantation, Florida, at an early age. He was one of three children and says he “always considered South Florida to be home.” His father was in the automotive business in Ohio but later became a stockbroker in Fort Lauderdale. His mother worked in administration for nonprofit organizations. Mr. Magill enjoyed sports growing up and has a lifelong love of music, which included being a band member in high school.
Mr. Magill graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Business Administration at the University of South Florida, Tampa, majoring in business management and minoring in management information systems. He worked during and after college selling IBM computer systems to small businesses.
Mr. Magill entered the financial-services industry in 1986. He was recruited by one of his computer clients, an independent insurance agency focusing on life and disability coverages. He also worked as a benefits consultant for five years providing group health insurance, life, disability, and retirement plans to businesses before founding SPC. Mr. Magill has been awarded the professional designations of Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC). He earned recognition from the Financial Times in 2015 and 2016 for his work as a retirement-plan financial advisor.
When not helping his clients, Mr. Magill enjoys spending time with his wife, boating and fishing, travel (especially to blues festivals), and discovering new dining experiences. He is a member of several professional organizations and is a board member for Meals on Wheels South Florida.