Thomas C. Besselman, Jr C(k)P®


Tommy graduated from Louisiana State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Upon graduation, he began his career in the financial industry working at Paine Webber. After 5 years, he decided to go into business with Todd Guerin. In 2001, Tommy and Todd started EA Financial, eventually becoming Centura Advisors. Tommy’s entrepreneurial spirit guided him to open several other businesses in the Baton Rouge area.

As Tommy is no stranger to hard work, along with obtaining his Series 7 (General Securities) license, he has recently obtained a C(k)P® designation. Along with wealth management, his specialty in retirement planning makes him a leading advisor for employee benefits, such as 401(k) plans, for companies in both Louisiana and Texas. Tommy is a Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC.

As a member of St. Jude’s Church parish and with children attending Episcopal High School, Tommy volunteers much of his time with their athletic teams.  He is a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Karnival Krewe de Louisiane.

Tommy and his wife, Kate, have been married for 18 years. They share two teenage children. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as golfing, hunting, fishing and travelling.