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.
Director of Sales & 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.
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.
Justin comes from an extensive family of financial planners with more than 100 years in the business. He has owned his own practice since 2013, and comes to Centennial State Financial from New York Life. While at New York Life he earned honors including Executive Council, Career Life Success Award, and Summit Qualifier. Justin loves to build extremely strong relationships with his clients, fellow associates, strategic allies and advisors. His winning environment is when he is competitively pushed and aligned with teammates who want to succeed. Justin is very active in the Colorado community and loves to spend time in this great state. He is active in the local Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is an Eagle Scout with a Silver Palm. He sits on the board for the Tour De Cure for Diabetes and is extremely active in his church, Landmark Tabernacle. He enjoys spending time with his wife Lauren and their son, Hudson.
Brandon is a Colorado native who has been in the financial services industry for 18 years. He has been a Sales and Service award winner multiple times. Brandon believes that building good relationships is crucial to his team’s success. His management style can best be described as high expectations of himself and his team, commitment to daily improvement, and an unyielding belief in those around him. Brandon is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Brandon also has a passion for community involvement and service. He has served on the board of directors at Denver, CASA and JK Mullen High School. Additionally, he served as chair of the Checkpoint Resource Group in Wells Fargo Bank and has done work for the John Lynch Foundation. Brandon and his wife Lori are the proud parents of their daughter Quinn.
Chuck's experience in the Financial Services industry has evolved from customer service roles out of college through to executive level sales positions. He has been based in Colorado, New York, and Texas covering regions of the country in sales roles encompassing the states of Colorado, New Mexico, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Texas, and Louisiana. During this time, he worked with advisors and their clients to help them achieve their ultimate investment objectives. Chuck has spent time over the last 19 years working with and becoming proficient in financial solutions such as mutual funds, separately managed accounts, annuities, and protection products all aimed at helping clients achieve their financial goals. Chuck recently moved to Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his wife Mildred, and their daughters Scarlett and Gwyneth. He enjoys sharing his love for music, sports, movies, and the outdoors with his family.