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For the 10th Time, Commonwealth Financial Network® Named a Best Place to Work in Technology

Continued commitment to infrastructure and professional development key drivers of employee satisfaction

WALTHAM, MA (June 13, 2016)—For the 10th consecutive year, Commonwealth Financial Network® has been ranked one of the Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld. Commonwealth is honored to be ranked the No. 11 firm to work for among small organizations (defined as having fewer than 1,000 U.S. employees) in the U.S.

In addition to naming Commonwealth one of the top firms to work for in New England, the leading technology publication gave the firm a nationwide ranking of No. 9 for retention, and No. 10 for career development—areas critical for an employer to ensure meaningful careers for its employees.

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, 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 said, “It is an honor to be recognized as a leading company to work for by technology professionals for 10 straight years. We have strategically grown our technology team—now the largest group within Commonwealth—and our smart hiring has helped us maintain a competitive advantage in our industry. Collectively, we are committed to supporting the growing demand for innovative, intuitive, and integrated solutions for today’s independent financial advisor.”

“To maintain our place in this list of industry leaders and technology innovators is a remarkable achievement,” said Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth. “Our top-notch technology team and the infrastructure they build support our home office and drive the businesses of some of the most productive financial advisors in the industry.”

“With 43 departments at Commonwealth, it is important to recognize the collective effort of our entire staff of 775 strong, their dedication to the Commonwealth community, and their direct impact on the independent financial advisors we support nationwide. I thank them for their commitment to service excellence and for continuing to uphold the high standards we set for ourselves at founding in 1979.”

In all, Commonwealth has been recognized 33 times as a “Best Place to Work” by top publications, including the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal, Union-Tribune San Diego, and Computerworld.

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 1,650 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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