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Commonwealth Financial Network® named a Best Place to Work in Technology for the 7th Time

Waltham, MA (June 17, 2013)—For the seventh consecutive year, Commonwealth Financial Network® has been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) by IDG’s Computerworld. Commonwealth was honored as the #2 firm to work for among small organizations in the United States, defined as having fewer than 2,500 U.S. employees. Overall, Commonwealth was named the #4 firm of any size to work for by the leading technology publication.

The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training, and retention. In addition, responses to extensive surveys of IT workers factor heavily in determining the rankings.

Darren Tedesco, managing principal, innovation and strategy at Commonwealth, stated, “It gives us great pride to see Commonwealth ranked so highly in this national list. Our people are our greatest asset, and our culture, our team camaraderie, and the diversity of our people and their ideas all contribute to making this company more than just a place to work, but a place where we can enjoy working. Additionally, the feedback loop that we have built as a company with the clients we serve helps each employee understand that his or her personal actions have a very real impact, that they make a difference in the world—and it’s an incredibly rewarding feeling.”

In all, Commonwealth has been recognized 22 times as a Best Place to Work by top regional publications, including the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal, and Computerworld. In April 2013, J.D. Power and Associates ranked Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Three Times in a Row.”

“To be recognized as a leading company to work for by technology professionals, for the seventh straight year, is a remarkable achievement for Commonwealth,” said Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth. “A significant portion of the success of our organization, and that of our advisors, can be correlated to our investment in and successful implementation of the industry’s best technology. Incorporating new technology into our indispensable service offering, so the advisors we support are operating better, more efficiently, and more competitively, remains a priority for our company.” Bloom concluded, “I extend my most sincere thanks to our incredibly dedicated IT staff that drives the smooth execution of our technology programs and platforms, and we owe this honor to them.”

About Commonwealth Financial Network
Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. J.D. Power and Associates ranks Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Three Times in a Row.” The firm supports more than 1,450 independent advisors nationwide in serving their clients as registered representatives, investment adviser representatives, and registered investment advisers, as well as through hybrid service models. For more information, please visit

Commonwealth Financial Network ® received the highest numerical score in the independent advisor segment in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010, 2012, and 2013 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2013 study based on 2,547 total responses and measures overall financial advisor satisfaction among advisors registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investment firms. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of financial advisors surveyed in October 2012–February 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit

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