Joseph Deitch

Joseph Deitch

Joseph Deitch has built billion-dollar businesses. He’s a Tony-award winning Broadway producer, a consummate entrepreneur, an enthusiastic philanthropist, and a man Investment Advisor magazine once selected (alongside Warren Buffett) as one of the 35 most influential leaders of the financial planning profession over the previous three-plus decades. The first words Joe might use to describe himself, though? Endlessly curious. Joseph is the author of #1 Amazon bestseller Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life and the founder of the Elevate Prize Foundation, which celebrates and empowers individuals and organizations whose ideas and endeavors elevate the human experience. The organization will grant $5 million annually amongst its winners starting in 2020, as well as offering marketing and management support. Deitch is the founder and chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network, the largest privately owned, independent investment broker/dealer in the United States with assets under management of $161 billion. Commonwealth has been recognized as ”Best Place to Work” 41 times by regional publications in Boston and San Diego, as well as nationally by Computerworld Magazine. J.D. Power and Associates has ranked Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms” five times in a row. Mr. Deitch is also chairman of Southworth Development, a golf and resort real estate company with award-winning properties in the United States, Scotland, and The Bahamas. From 2009 – 2012, Deitch co-produced nine Broadway productions, most of which were produced through Full House Productions, where he served as principal. In 2012, Deitch won a Tony award as co-producer for The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Joseph also founded the Deitch Leadership Institute at the Boston Latin School. The institute provides leadership training and focuses on individual growth and community improvement. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Relations and an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. After college, he followed his muse and moved to the US Virgin Islands and eventually returned to Boston to pursue a career in financial services, always trying to merge the ethos of the islands and the entrepreneur. Today, he divides his time primarily between Miami, Boston, and Cape Cod – depending on the weather.
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