Thomas C. Besselman, Jr C(k)P®

(Principal) Retirement Plan Specialist, Wealth Advisor

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. Five years later, he and Todd Guerin started EA Financial, which later became Centura Advisors in 2005. This entrepreneurial spirit also guided Tommy to open several other businesses in the Baton Rouge area.  

Tommy is no stranger to hard work. Over the years, he has obtained his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, along with Life and Health Insurance licenses in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Tommy is a Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC.

In addition to being a wealth advisor, Tommy has also earned his C(k)P® (Certified 401(k) Plan Professional) designation. His retirement plan specialty positions him as a top advisor for employee benefits, such as 401(k) plans, for companies in both Louisiana and Texas. Tommy, himself, manages over 60 401(k) plans, with corporate retirement plan assets totaling more than $145 million. 

Tommy is a member of St. Jude’s Church, the Baton Rouge Symphony, and the Karnival Krewe de Louisiane.

He and his wife, Kate, have been married since 2000. They have two children, Thomas and Isabella. When he's not at the office, he enjoys attending his daughter's LSU Women's basketball games, in addition to spending time with family, hunting, fishing and travelling.