Jennie Devlin Named a 2016 Brava Award Winner

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Jennie Devlin, Chief Operating Officer and President of Cantella & Co., Inc., ( has been named a 2016 Brava Award Winner. The Brava Awards recognize the achievements of 40 innovative, female Boston-area business leaders who combine their drive and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for helping others.

“While it’s great to be recognized,” says Jennie, “it’s vital we do not lose sight of why we are recognized in the first place. We each have a responsibility to help others. More importantly we have the ability to do so. I strive to ensure that this is apparent in everything I do, both personally and professionally. It’s only fitting we help others by donating our time, energy and abilities.”

"This is a great acknowledgement for Jennie and others like her,” said Cantella Chief Executive Officer Jay Lanstein. “Women continue to make well deserved strides in the financial services industry which can be a great place to build a career. Jennie and others like her are terrific examples of this.”

Regularly keeping an eye for opportunities for women in financial services, Jennie has personally mentored numerous women who went on to careers in the industry. Similarly, Jennie has helped institute family-friendly policies at Cantella, making it easier for all employees to balance the demands of family and career.

“As a mother of three children with a demanding yet thriving career I’m living my American Dream and want to help others achieve theirs,” says Jennie.

A graduate of Boston College, Devlin joined Cantella in 2000, becoming its Chief Operating Officer in 2009. She was named President in 2012. Devlin is an active member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the New England Broker/Dealer Investment Advisor Association, and the Women in Pensions Network. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses.

Over 200 local executives and guests participated in the Boston Brava Awards ceremony which recognizes the achievements of women business leaders in three categories: CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, and C-suite executives. Winners are selected by an independent committee comprised of local business leaders.

“We are honored to recognize women who are truly making a difference,” said SmartCEO President Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, The Brava Awards are sponsored by SmartCEO to encourage local philanthropy and mentoring within an atmosphere of business growth. The awards were presented at a special ceremony at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on Oct. 19. Profiles of award winners can be found in SmartCEO magazine (

Members of the media wishing to speak with Jennie Devlin should contact:
Joseph Finora / 631-680-7870 / jfinora(at)optonline(dot)net.


Since 1952 Cantella & Co., Inc., has been providing individuals, businesses and institutions with financial products and services to reduce taxes, save for retirement, and plan for children’s education. Additional information may be found at:

Certain statements in this document may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from those included in these statements due to a variety of factors. More information is in Cantella & Co., Inc.’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Cantella & Co., Inc., member FINRA/SIPC is headquartered at: 28 State St., 40th Floor
Boston, MA 02109, tel: 800-333-3502 / 617-224-1408 /

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