Commonwealth Financial Network ®

A privately held independent broker/dealer, Commonwealth has stood the test of time and continued to thrive in an industry that has seen its share of instability and upheaval.

All of the firm’s advertising carries the line “Setting the Standard Since 1979,” a statement that defines Commonwealth’s approach to supporting the 1,400 independent financial advisors it partners with, but one that also aptly describes its track record in supporting opportunities for women. From early stewardship of the firm by Chairman Joe Deitch and his late wife, Robbie, to today, when one-third of Commonwealth’s managing partners are women, the firm’s founding vision continues to resonate: to be the best in the industry at everything it does, and to provide a supportive culture where everyone can thrive.

That vision extends to all members of the Commonwealth community. And it comes alive in myriad ways, including the firm’s commitment to maintaining a “best place to work” environment for home office staff—for which it has been honored 15 times in the past seven years. Commonwealth was also named the number one firm on theBoston Globe’s inaugural Top 10 List for Opportunities for Women in 2010.

Commonwealth has long encouraged and celebrated the personal causes and passions its advisors  and home office staff are dedicated to—a commitment the firm strengthened in 2010 with the founding of Commonwealth Cares. A 501(c)3 charity for which the firm bears 100 percent of administrative expenses, the foundation is dedicated to relieving human suffering, promoting social and economic growth, and protecting our planet’s resources.


Commonwealth is the nation’s largest, privately held independent broker/dealer. The firm supports more than 1,400 independent financial advisors, providing them with the resources and infrastructure they need to serve their clients and grow their businesses. For more about Commonwealth, visit

Board of directors from left to right: David Kelly, Kate Creagh, Darren Tedesco, Peter Wheeler, Rich Hunter, Janet Reckman, Wayne Bloom, Kathy Lafreniere, Andrew Daniels, Joni Youngwirth.