OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
Tom has been in the Financial Services Industry for more than 25 years. He has an extensive background in financial planning and management. Tom has always had a passion for helping others and creating a better life for them. Whether he has done this for his own clients or for his advisors, he believes that teamwork is key. He has built the Centennial State Financial practice on core principles and values that he and the entire CSF group strongly believe in. He is a Colorado native and lives in Parker with his wife Marcy and their three children. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, golfing, fly fishing, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors.
Chief Operations Officer
Steve is a graduate of Central College in Pell, IA and has been in the Financial Industry for 12 years. He held leadership roles with MetLife Annuity Operations before joining Centennial State Financial as the Chief Operations Officer. In his current role, Steve and his staff focus on adding value and resources to both internal and external clients by performing duties on new business processing, sales support, customer service, compliance, accounting and compensation, technology, on-boarding, and licensing. Steve lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Tara and four children.
Firm Managing Partner
Jeremy Krieg brings a history of successfully building and developing agencies across the Rocky Mountain region. With a unique ability to simultaneously recruit and develop talent, Jeremy thrives on building organizations from the ground up. He is also known for his personal work as a retirement planning professional, guiding families, businesses and individuals through both the education and implementation of financial strategies to grow and protect their assets. Jeremy has been recognized for his work with Agent of the Year (three times) and Partner of Year (4 years in a row). He currently makes his home in Denver and enjoys spending time in the mountains, including skiing, hiking, biking and golf.
Director of Business Development
Emil has been in the Financial Services industry since 2000 and has a diverse background in sales, compliance, operations, and field management. His experience helps him to look at client issues from different perspectives and to recommend the most appropriate advice and guidance. Emil is an integral part of our recruiting and mentoring process at CSF. He is always looking to add talented advisors to the firm as he continues to build his own practice. He grew up in the western suburbs of Denver and has always had a love for helping out in the community. He continues to enjoy the Colorado lifestyle, with his wife Joy and their four children.
Agency Supervisory Officer
Rachel Sampl was born and raised an Ohio State Buckeye. Her passion to help her clients as a financial representative led her to pursue compliance within the industry. In 2016 she was employed with Synergy Wealth Solutions, a MassMutual Agency as their Agency Supervisory Officer Assistant. Ready to take on a department of her own, she moved to Colorado to become Agency Supervisory Officer at Centennial State financial. In her current role she is focused on creating transparency in compliance to help further agents relationships with their clients. She lives in Lone Tree with her husband Nick and their two boxers.
CSF Brokerage Director
Linda Galay began her career in the Insurance and Financial Services industry in 1982. She spent the first half of her career working for Great-West Financial holding various management positions within the individual Insurance Operations division. She was the liaison in a new relationship between Great-West and Charles Schwab building and managing a call center with 30 agents in Denver by generated leads from the TV advertising media. For the past 15 years she was the VP of Sales and Marketing at Rocky Mountain Insurance Network with the responsibility of recruiting producers into the agency. She joined CSF in August of 2018. Parker Colorado has been her home for the past 20 years with her husband Don and their five children. Her hobbies include skiing, camping, hiking, golfing, cooking and long walks with her dog Buddy. She is also blessed with a grandson.
Director of Culture
Jen Chyr is a proud Colorado native. Her role as Director of Culture is a perfect fit for her as she loves working with others. Prior to getting married and having children, Jen was a Financial Advisor. After marrying her beloved husband Corey and having Brody, Josephine “Jo” and Adelaide “Ads”, Jen found a new passion as a Fashion Buyer. She enjoys physical fitness and athletic activity, including watching her kids pursue their passions of baseball, equestrian riding and gymnastics. Jen is also very involved with her faith and teaches Faith Formation to 2nd graders.