Joshua A. Paul

Joshua A. Paul, CFP®, AIF®

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Management
Wealth Advisor

Location: Worcester Office

Grounded in Relationships, Driven by Purpose

Joshua is senior vice president of private wealth management at Bartholomew & Company. With more than 25 years of experience as a financial advisor, Joshua works directly with individuals and families to develop comprehensive financial plans and customized investment strategies designed to meet each client's goals and objectives. His holistic planning approach encompasses the areas of wealth management, estate planning, philanthropy, portfolio design, tax consideration, and cash flow planning, as well as the financial education of family members.

Prior to joining the company in 1995 as a Registered Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, Joshua worked at Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., and Cape Cod Bank & Trust Company (CCB&T). He earned his FINRA Series 7 securities registration in 1994 while working at CCB&T, before entering his senior year of college.

Joshua currently holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities registrations and is an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. He graduated from the Boston College Carroll School of Management with a BS in finance and has studied at the London School of Economics. In addition, Joshua is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional* and has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® professional designation from Fi360, receiving formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility.

Joshua has received the Five Star Wealth Manager Award, created by Five Star Professional, from 2018-2023. The 2023 award was presented in February 2023 based on data gathered within 12 months preceding the issue date. 3,923 Boston-area advisors were considered, 578 advisors were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit

In his free time, Joshua serves on the scholarship committee for the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and coaches his children's sports teams. He enjoys spending time with family, playing golf, visiting warm climates, and traveling to Cape Cod, where he lived for nearly 20 years. Joshua resides in Groton with his wife and three children.

Commonwealth Vista ClubJoshua A. Paul is proud to have been recognized as a Vista Club advisor for 2021—a distinction based on annual production that places him among the top 27 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network®, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on clients’ behalf. Each year, Commonwealth recognizes Vista Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Vista Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership.

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.