We are Centaurus.
Founded in 1992, Centaurus was formed with a singular focus – to provide unparalleled service, support, technology, and education to independent financial advisors in the securities industry. While the industry as a whole and Centaurus itself have evolved dramatically since our inception, the uncompromising focus of the company remains the same to this day. Through this focus, Centaurus has grown to become a leading independent broker/dealer providing a platform for financial advisors across the country to successfully grow their business and serve their clients.
We promote a culture of financial literacy to encourage well informed and educated financial decisions by investors. We believe that a well-informed investor starts with their advisor. As such, we have created one of the most robust educational platforms for independent financial advisors in the industry.
“It’s all about learning from each other and growing from each other. It’s a very friendly environment.”
– Cheryl, Centaurus Rep since 2005
“This by far has been the best relationship, working with Centaurus.”
– Tim, Centaurus Rep since 2003
“I love the idea that Centaurus does not have any proprietary products, so they are actually a neutral broker so to speak.”
– Wally, Centaurus Rep since 2008
In our corporate office, we have over 75 team members supporting our clients and financial advisors. Our team of dedicated employees is led by an experienced management team who promotes a high standard of service throughout our firm. As such, our management team makes it a priority to be available to our investors and registered representatives and has systematically controlled the growth of our firm to ensure that everyone has access to whomever they need in a timely manner. Centaurus has an extensive family legacy within the financial services industry that spans over three generations. Our management team is committed to continuing this legacy for many years to come.
Chairman and CEO
President & CMO
Paul King, Esq.
EVP, General Counsel
John Adams, CFP
Chief Advisory Officer
SVP, Chief Information Officer
SVP, National Accounts Mngr.
Chief Technology Officer
Sr. Sales & Marketing Dir.
Sheri J. Lejman, CPA, CGMA
SVP, Director of Back Office Operations
SVP, Director of Branch Development
Director of Corporate Communications
VP, Branch Development
Frank King Becomes Industry Pioneer
Frank King (father of Centaurus CEO Ron King) becomes a pioneer in the financial services industry by helping develop the independent broker/dealer model after retiring as an aviator in the United States Marine Corps.
Titan Capital Corporation is Founded
Frank King founds Titan Capital Corporation, which became one of the largest independent broker/dealers in the country with over 1,300 registered representatives.
Centaurus Financial, Inc. is Founded
Centaurus is founded as an education and training company to help support other large broker/dealers, financial planning firms and insurance companies.
Centaurus Expands as an Independent Broker/Dealer
Centaurus is purchased by Ron King and Bob Keilly who convert the firm to a full service independent broker/dealer while expanding the firm’s services as a premier educational platform for registered representatives.
Exceeds 200 Registered Representatives
Centaurus exceeds 200 registered representatives across the country
Exceeds 500 Registered Representatives
Centaurus exceeds 500 registered representatives across the country.
Exceeds 600 Registered Representatives
Centaurus exceeds 600 registered representatives across the country.
Ranked Among “Biggest and Fastest Growing”
Centaurus is ranked #41 as one of the “Biggest and Fastest Growing” independent broker/dealers in the country.*
*Source: Financial Planning Magazine
Exceeds 300 Branch Office Locations
Centaurus exceeds 300 branch office locations across the country.
20th Anniversary of Operations
Centaurus celebrates its 20th anniversary of operations and continues to rank among the top independent broker/dealers.*
*Sources: InvestmentNews, Financial Planning Magazine and Financial Advisor Magazine
Centaurus Expands Presence in Pacific Northwest
Centaurus opens a Corporate Office in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Exceeds $10 Billion in Assets
Centaurus exceeds $10 billion in assets under administration.
Ranked as Top Independent Broker/Dealer
Centaurus is ranked #39 of the top 100 independent broker/dealers in the country based on gross revenue.*
Centaurus Expands Presence in Southeast
Ranked as Top Independent Broker/Dealer for Rep Payouts
Centaurus is ranked #29 of the top 100 independent broker/dealers for average annual payout.*
25th Anniversary of Operations
Centaurus celebrates its 25th anniversary of operations and continues to rank among the top independent broker/dealers.*
*Sources: InvestmentNews and Financial Advisor Magazine
Ranked as Top Independent Broker/Dealer
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We are often asked how the name “Centaurus” was derived. Centaurus is a constellation that is visible in the southern hemisphere and contains the bright star Alpha Centauri. Drawing on his military background as a United States Marine Corps navigator in the South Pacific, Frank King treasured the sight of the constellation “Centaurus”, which allowed him to set his sextant to the glow of Alpha Centauri. For a navigator in the South Pacific, finding the constellation Centaurus meant that he could find his way home. As we carry that analogy through to the firm being named Centaurus, the founders hoped that Centaurus would allow its investors and advisers to find their way financially as well.
For a navigator in the South Pacific, finding the constellation Centaurus meant that he could find his way home.