Josh DeArmitt was born and raised in Columbus, IN, where he graduated from Columbus North High School in 1994. He continued his education at Franklin College, graduating magna cum laude in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in three majors: business, finance and economics. 

As part of Josh's college experience, he completed two internships: one with a pharmaceutical company in Switzerland and one in the lending department of a bank. Josh also served as the chapter president of his fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon, which provided him the opportunity to hone his leadership and management skills.

After graduation in 1998, Josh entered the business world fulltime, working for a major national health insurance company. Although he earned two promotions in 18 months, Josh quickly discovered that he was not cut out for the corporate "cubicle" life. Therefore, he sought out a position that provided more freedom and the opportunity to help others on a daily basis.

In June of 2000, Josh entered the world of investments and financial planning, joining a major national investment firm and establishing a branch office in Whiteland, IN. In the years that followed, he received an excellent base of knowledge there, yet after 6 years, Josh realized that he and his clients would be better suited at an independent firm.

After thorough research and due diligence exploring many different firms, Josh made the move to LPL Financial on September 1, 2006, establishing DeArmitt Financial Group, LLC in Greenwood, IN; he has been registered with LPL Financial ever since.

Industry knowledge and education are invaluable to Josh, so he obtained the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ from the CFP Board in February of 2011 and has maintained that designation since then.

In August of 2014, Josh was appointed by the mayor of Franklin, IN, to the Economic Development Commission for the City of Franklin.  After that appointment, Josh realized that living, working, and serving in the same community was very important to him, so in July of 2015, Josh moved DeArmitt Financial Group, LLC, to Franklin, IN.

Outside of the office, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, two adult children, and two dogs,