Sterling D. Neblett, CEPA, CFP® – Founding Partner


Tel: 571-765-1887

As a seasoned wealth manager and the Co-Founder of Centurion Wealth Management LLC, Sterling Neblett has worked with hundreds of clients and families with unique financial needs and goals. With over two decades of experience in the industry, he is best recognized for his work with emerging and established entrepreneurs to build bespoke strategies for startup, succession, tax structuring, and philanthropy. Offering deep domain expertise in investments, taxation, cash flow, debt management, estate planning, business succession, and exit planning, Sterling is committed to helping clients accelerate wealth generation while effectively safeguarding their family’s financial futures and assets.


Sterling’s interest in finance began at an early age when his mother introduced him to the stock markets via Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett’s unique style of storytelling and fundamental approach to investing laid the foundation for Sterling’s career ambitions. After initiating his career as a Financial Advisor with one of the nation’s leading wealth management firms, he spent eight years at a Virginia-based advisory firm before launching Centurion in 2015. At Centurion, he has built a team and culture that recognizes the value of tax strategies and sound risk management as powerful complements to successful long-term investing. By effectively integrating these facets, Sterling’s practice entails a comprehensive process that helps clients across backgrounds – from first-time founders to established entrepreneurs and high net-worth families – achieve the financial freedom they dream of.


Sterling remains actively involved in various capacities within the community and start-up ecosystem. As an angel investor, Sterling has seeded capital into over 70 early-stage ventures across the technology, med-tech, and consumer goods verticals [1]. Since 2003, he has served as the President of Robert Baskervill Neblett Jr. Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer where he leads fundraising and grant-giving programs aimed at advancing research for the prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Sterling is also an active member of The Entrepreneur Organization’s (EO) DC Chapter.


Sterling has been recognized for his leadership and impact throughout the financial service industry. In the summer of 2023, he was named to Advisor Hub’s 100 Advisors to Watch List, following his recognition as one of the Fastest Growing Advisors to Watch in the previous year. In addition, he was also spotlighted as one of Washingtonian’s Top Financial Advisers in 2022 and achieved the distinction of being on Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Financial Professionals list in 2014, and 2017-2023. And most recently, Centurion was honored to be named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America List for 2023. Further to his industry recognitions, he is a regular media commentator who has been featured on CNBC, Forbes, Investment News, and U.S. News and World Report, and has co-authored a published book entitled ‘The Retirement Success Solution & Lessons I Learned from Past Bear Markets’.


Sterling graduated with a B.B.A. degree in Finance and International Business, with a minor in Spanish from James Madison University and earned an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University at age 22. He is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP), Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) and currently holds the FINRA Series 7, Series 63, Series 66, Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Sterling lives in Great Falls, Virginia, with his wife, Brooke, three daughters, Bentley, Kindel, and Colette and two dogs, Beau and Pebbles.

Sterling is President of “The Robert Baskervill Neblett Jr. Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer”, a non-profit organization he and his brother established in memory of their father who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer.

He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, skiing/snowboarding, biking, tasting/collecting fine wines, and dining out with friends.

Sterling also enjoys traveling, especially to his in-law’s farm in upstate N.Y. and his family’s vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

He also sits on the Finance Committee for Congressional School, is the Chair of the Entrepreneur Group at the Tower Club and is a board member at The Entrepreneur Organization, DC Chapter (EO).

He is an avid wine connoisseur and the owner of Hart Cellars LLC – a Virginia-based wine-making and research venture that he founded in 2020.

[1] Centurion Wealth Management does not offer access to early-stage venture capital investing. Mr. Neblett’s role as an angel investor is wholly separate from his duties at Centurion Wealth Management.