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 are a Financial Services Provider.


We believe that by being a financial services provider, we have made a resolute commitment to the clients we serve. As such, we will remain steadfast in our commitment to helping our clients attain their financial goals and objectives.

Our People

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.

Ron King

Chairman and CEO

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Wes King

President & CMO

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Jerry Duhovic

EVP, CAO

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Paul King, Esq.

EVP, General Counsel

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John Adams, CFP

EVP, COO

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Marco Fuentes

SVP, Chief Compliance Officer

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Robert Castaneda

SVP, CIO

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David Fujita

SVP, National Accounts Manager

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Gordon Huber

Chief Technology Officer

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Tyler Shumaker

SVP, Director of Wealth Management

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Sheri J. Lejman, CPA, CGMA

SVP, CFO

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Binh Nguyen

SVP, Director of Back Office Operations

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Kathy Swindell

SVP, Director of Branch Development

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Renee White

Director of Corporate Communications

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1964

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.

1977

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.

1992

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.

1995

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.

1999

Exceeds 200 Registered Representatives

Centaurus exceeds 200 registered representatives across the country

2005

Exceeds 500 Registered Representatives

Centaurus exceeds 500 registered representatives across the country.

2007

Exceeds 600 Registered Representatives

Centaurus exceeds 600 registered representatives across the country.

2008

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

2011

Exceeds 300 Branch Office Locations

Centaurus exceeds 300 branch office locations across the country.

2012

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

2013

Centaurus Expands Presence in Pacific Northwest

Centaurus opens a Corporate Office in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

2014

Exceeds $10 Billion in Assets

Centaurus exceeds $10 billion in assets under administration.

2015

Ranked as Top Independent Broker/Dealer

Centaurus is ranked #39 of the top 100 independent broker/dealers in the country based on gross revenue.*

*Source: InvestmentNews

2016

Centaurus Expands Presence in Southeast

Centaurus opens a corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia Metro Area

2016

Ranked as Top Independent Broker/Dealer

Centaurus is ranked #38 of the top 100 independent broker/dealers in the country based on gross revenue.*

*Source: InvestmentNews

2017

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

2017

Ranked as Top Independent Broker/Dealer

Centaurus is ranked #35 of the top 100 independent broker/dealers in the country based on total revenue.*


*Source: InvestmentNews

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Our Name


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.