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Commonwealth Financial Network® Welcomes Paul Mahan Back to the Firm’s Retirement Consulting Services Group

Waltham, MA (June 23, 2014)—Commonwealth Financial Network®, the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, today announces that Paul Mahan, vice president, retirement consulting services, has returned to the company. Last month, Mahan left to join LPL Financial’s Retirement Partners division.

“After his brief hiatus, I am pleased to welcome Paul back to Commonwealth, where he will pick up right where he left off,” said Wayne Bloom, Commonwealth CEO. “We recognize the significant impact he has made in building one of our industry’s leading retirement consulting services offerings, and it’s gratifying to see, in turn, the impression the Commonwealth community has made on him. We are delighted to have Paul back on board, and we look forward to his continued devotion to the Retirement Consulting Services team he leads and the advisors he serves.” 

“I had always been a passionate advocate of the quality of Commonwealth’s infrastructure, the extraordinary program and service offering our team has built, the talent and expertise of our staff, and, not least, the advisors who are the foundation of this very special community,” said Mahan. “In my three and a half years with Commonwealth, I had developed incredibly close ties, and I always maintained a great level of pride and excitement in my work—which I value deeply. I’ve realized the Commonwealth community is where I thrive, and serve, best.”

Commonwealth’s Retirement Consulting Services team supports advisors’ retirement business by providing access to quality products, resources, and expertise. Commonwealth’s retirement sales consultants are knowledgeable, experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing quality, consistent, comprehensive retirement support and to helping advisors build and maintain a successful retirement practice.

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. The firm supports more than 1,487 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

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