99 Derby Street
Destefanis Financial Services (DFS) is an independent financial service firm located in Hingham, MA that works with individuals of all ages and life stages, pre-retirees, retirees, women, working professionals, couples, families, business owners and individuals who experience sudden wealth. We learn through discussion what is important to our clients and address client's financial concerns and questions. Many of our clients are located within the Greater Boston area as well as various states throughout the country. Our firm is committed to upholding the highest level of integrity, trust, loyalty and service to each of our clients. Our Founder and President, John Destefanis, has been working with clients for over 30 years. Cristina Destefanis, John's oldest daughter, joined the team in 2014. Together, they have developed a team equipped to serve client's today and for generations to come.
Years of experience have prepared us to guide you through life's transitions. Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. We want to learn about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our foundation of success.
President & Financial Advisor
Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives.
Cantella empowers independent financial representatives, like Destefanis Financial Services to own our independence by providing customized technology, multiple clearing relationships, and comprehensive investment management tools. Cantella is a stable, established firm with a rich history that continues to operate like a nimble start-up. With a young, diverse team that is hungry to innovate and grow, we believe their drive, flexibility and adaptability provide unparalleled value to our clients, and that those qualities have never been more critical in financial services.
Cantella and Co., Inc. was founded in 1952 as a specialist on the floor of the Boston Stock Exchange, making markets over the years in hundreds of New England-based companies. In 1969, the company purchased a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and, at one time, Cantella was one of the largest execution providers for institutional investors and asset owners in Pacific Rim countries. Always forward looking, the firm has continued to evolve, remaining a leader as the industry landscape has changed. Cantella now focuses on providing solutions for financial representatives, broker/dealers and RIAs, continuing to help clients realize their financial goals.