Joseph Deitch was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. After college, he followed his muse and moved to the US Virgin Islands, eventually returning to Boston to pursue a career in financial services, and always trying to merge the ethos of the islands and the entrepreneur.
Joe is the founder and chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network, with assets under management of approximately 150 billion dollars. He is also chairman of Southworth Development, a golf and resort real estate company with properties in the US, the Bahamas, and Scotland.
Joe has dedicated his professional career to the goals of quality and community, constantly trying to craft “the ideal environment.” He established the Deitch Leadership Institute at the Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the United States. He has also been a Broadway producer and won a Tony Award as co-producer of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.
In 2010, the editors of Investment Advisor magazine selected Joe as one of the thirty most influential leaders in and around the financial planning profession over the previous three decades.
Joe is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
He divides his time primarily between Miami, Boston, and Cape Cod—depending on the weather.