Jim DeGaetano

CEO, Founder, Wealth Advisor

Meet Jim

Jim DeGaetano is a CEO, Founder, Wealth Advisor based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with 17 years of experience in the field.

Jim is CEO and founder of Diamond Wealth Advisors. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, CPA, and Certified Exit Planning Advisor, his mission is to provide emotional and financial clarity. Jim loves working with those looking to retire, especially business owners and those who have served our country in the military.

Jim graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and from Widener University with a Master of Business Administration degree. He holds a Series 66 securities registration, plus state life and health insurance licenses.

An active member of the community, Jim is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Financial Services Institute and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. Jim is a past President of the Rotary Club of Carlisle. He also volunteers with Junior Achievement, is a member of the College of Business Advisory Board for Shippensburg University and is a member of the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce and the West Shore Tax Club.

Jim is an accomplished author who has written two insightful books. His first book, “The Fruitful Retirement,” offers a comprehensive guide to planning a financially secure and fulfilling retirement. In his second book, “Larry the Bunny Saves His Money,” Jim introduces young readers to the importance of financial literacy through a charming and educational story. Both works reflect his dedication to helping people of all ages achieve financial well-being.

Jim lives in Carlisle with his wife, Jen, and their two kids, Anna and Garrett. He is a member of St. Patrick’s Church and loves the community in which he grew up. He enjoys the four seasons, sports and spending time with his family and friends.

Diamond Wealth has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Central PA, and Jim has been recognized as a Financial leader by his peers in the industry. He has been a frequent speaker on ABC 27, as well as many other outlets and podcasts across the Country for his expertise, including Fox in New York.


To do what ought to be done, but would not have been done unless I did it, I thought to be my duty.
Robert Morrison


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  • 17 years financial industry experience
  • 7 years with Diamond Wealth Advisors
  • BS Accounting from Shippensburg University
  • MBA Finance from Widener University
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  • CPA
  • CFP®
  • CEPA
  • MBA
To do what ought to be done, but would not have been done unless I did it, I thought to be my duty.
Robert Morrison