Our Team

Sterling D. Neblett, CEPA, CFP®
Founding Partner

Sterling Neblett is a Founding Partner of Centurion Wealth Management. His vision for starting Centurion Wealth was to establish a firm focused on guiding and leading clients through the complexities of the interrelated areas of wealth management.

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Wendy Ann Payne, CSA, CEP®
Founding Partner

Wendy Ann Payne is a Founding Partner of Centurion Wealth Management. Her desire to create Centurion Wealth came from her passion for helping clients gain financial independence and personal empowerment through insight, experience and education.

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Mark C. McKaig, CRPC®

Mark McKaig is a Partner in Centurion Wealth Management. At Centurion Wealth our personal values are aligned with our client’s values and goals and we are committed to creating high quality, long-term relationships. We take a goals based approach to managing your wealth.

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J. Cooper Simmerman, MBA
Director of Communications


Serving as Centurion Wealth’s Director of Communications, Cooper helps develop financial literacy within the firm’s clientele and the communities in which they live.

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Darren Colananni
Darren Colananni, CFP®, ChFC®, CIMA®, CPWA®
Wealth Management Advisor


Darren is a Wealth Management Advisor with Centurion Wealth. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional and holds numerous other professional certifications.

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Alexa Hladick 
Client Services Associate


Alexa is a Client Service Associate and proud member of Centurion Wealth Management’s team. She graduated from Christopher Newport University where she studied Marketing at the Luter School of Business.

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Claire Swayze-Borba
Client Services Associate


Claire is a Client Service Associate and proud member of Centurion Wealth Management’s team. Her career in the financial services industry began in 2017.

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Drew Freedman
Client Services Associate


Drew serves as a Client Services Associate and a proud member of the Centurion Wealth Management team. His career began at ADP.

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Carter McKaig
Financial Planning Intern


Carter McKaig is the Summer 2021 Financial Planning Intern for Centurion. Carter will assist the team with client meeting prep, financial analysis and presentation of financial information.

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Spire Investment Partners


Centurion Wealth Management is proud to partner with Spire Investment Partners, a premier Hybrid Independent Financial Advisory Firm. Spire provides Centurion Wealth Management with operational and compliance support, creating a business environment which allows wealth managers to focus on what’s important – You.


Meet the Spire back-office team:

Sue McKeown
Chief Compliance Officer
Josh Bight, CPA
VP, Director of Finance
Allen Eickelberg, CFP
VP, Director of Operations
LauraMarie E. Ross
Senior Vice President