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For the 11th 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 12, 2017)—For the 11th 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. 9 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 reputable technology publication gave the firm a nationwide ranking of No. 4 for career development—an area 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, “We are honored to be recognized as a leading company to work for by technology professionals for 11 years in a row. Our technology team has expanded tremendously over the years, and we are staffed to support the substantial initiatives that advance our innovative, intuitive, and integrated client business management solutions—keeping independent financial advisor offices at the forefront of industry technology and connected with their clients like never before.”

“We take great pride in maintaining a top ranking in this list of industry leaders and technology innovators,” said Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth. “Our technology team plays a critical role in supporting our home office systems and staff of 810, as well as in driving the businesses of more than 1,710 elite advisors nationwide.”

Bloom added, “It is important to recognize the collective efforts of our 43 departments within Commonwealth, all essential to our operations and success as the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA. I thank each and every member of our team for their contributions to the Commonwealth community and their unwavering commitment to our high standard of service excellence.”

In all, Commonwealth has been recognized 36 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 1,710 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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