Sterling D. Neblett, CEPA, CFP® – Founding Partner
Office: (571) 765-1887
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 including investments, taxes, cash flow generation, debt management, business succession, estate planning, charitable giving and risk management.
As an adolescent, Sterling took a keen interest in the stock market when his mother introduced him to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, which Sterling’s grandfather purchased at $500 per share. Warren Buffet instantly became Sterling’s idol and thus igniting an enthusiasm for investments. Sterling’s passion for investments grew and eventually led him into the financial services profession. After his first few years as a Financial Advisor, Sterling realized there was much more to Wealth Management than just investments. He learned that without an identifiable and measurable end-goal, investment returns became quite irrelevant. He also learned that matters such as mitigating taxes and managing risks often times outweighed investment performance. Understanding these other areas of importance motivated Sterling to develop a comprehensive process designed to quantifiably add value to each and every client beyond their investment returns.
From a young age, Sterling’s ambition and drive were quite evident. At the age of 22, he obtained his securities licenses and just three short years later, at age 25, he became a Certified Financial Planner™. At that time, Sterling also began volunteering as an instructor for the Fairfax County Adult Community and Education Program, teaching courses on Options Trading. At the age of 28, Sterling co-authored his first book, “The Retirement Success Solution & Lessons I Learned from the Past Bear Market.” Sterling has been named as one of Forbes’ Top Millennial Advisors and Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Financial Professionals and quoted in CNBC, Forbes, InvestmentNews, and U.S. News & World Report. As a Founding Partner of Centurion Wealth, Sterling feels he has the resources, structure and ability to build one of the top wealth management firms in the country.
Sterling earned a B.B.A. degree in Finance and International Business, with a minor in Spanish, from James Madison University and has earned an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University. He is a Certified Financial Planner® and currently holds his FINRA series 7, series 63, series 66, Life and Health insurance licenses.
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 also sits on the Finance Committee for Congressional School and the Young Executive Committee for The Tower Club.
Sterling currently resides in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife, Brooke, his daughters, Bentley, Kindel, and Colette and dog, Pebbles. When Sterling is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, biking, dining out with friends, and traveling to his in-law’s farm in upstate NY and his family’s vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.