A Few Words About
We coach, encourage, inform and advocate to assist you in your
financial planning so you can live your BEST life imaginable.
Growth and Protection – our daily process.
Centrus Financial Strategies is a tax wise, holistic financial planning firm founded by Jude H. Wilson, CWS®, MBA, BPC™. Jude has over 25 years of tax strategy and financial planning expertise. Through our proprietary process, The GPS Wealth Navigator, Centrus provides Guidance, Planning, and Solutions in all areas of financial concern. This process encompasses investments including market risk and cash flow/debt management, insurance including healthcare, disability and long term-care, tax planning including understanding tax laws and utilizing tax wise strategies, estate planning including legal issues surrounding property and asset transfer, and legacy planning. Through a combination of strategy, technology, and expertise we create stable money management, sustained portfolio growth and provide lasting income for life so our clients achieve their financial goals while living their retirement dreams. With Centrus, it’s not just about a quantity, it’s quality of life.
Chief Wealth Strategist
Jude H. Wilson, CWS®, MBA
Chief Wealth Strategist at Centrus Financial Strategies, Jude has over 25 years of retirement planning experience. Jude earned his bachelor’s degrees in marketing and finance from Florida State University, an MBA from the Rollins College Crummer School of Business, and holds his Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses. He is also a Certified Wealth Strategist, CWS®, a Registered Representative with JW Cole, and is certified in The Bucket Plan asset positioning philosophy.
Lauren serves as operations manager where she is an integral part of the day-to-day operations. Lauren works tirelessly to make sure clients are satisfied and understands the firm’s extensive financial planning process. Originally from New Orleans, she attended the University of New Orleans and was privileged to work with Chef Emeril Lagasse for many years. Lauren also serves as a volunteer Bible educator.
Certified Financial Planner
Vikki Weaver, CFP®
Vikki coordinates with the team to create and maintain client’s financial plans. Vikki graduated from the University of Georgia’s Family Financial Planning program with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences. She then went on to earn her CFP® designation and has been working in the financial services industry for the past 7 years. She is a native Floridian from the Ft. Lauderdale area and now resides in Ocala, FL. In her spare time, Vikki enjoys gardening and home improvement projects with her husband and son.
Client Service Associate
J.P. assists the advisors in financial planning while managing account related services for clients. J.P. graduated from ELON University in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Economics with honors, has earned his series 7 & Insurance licenses and is a Registered Representative of JW Cole Financial, Inc.
Client Service Associate
Becky manages new business and account related services for clients. Becky’s goal has always been to build strong, long-term relationships in her professional life. She believes customer service is an essential part of any business and uses this philosophy to constantly improve our process thereby ensuring that the services provided by Centrus Financial Strategies not only meets but exceeds our client’s expectations. Becky has earned her License 0215 – Life INCL Var Annuity & Health.
Janicely is a Florida native. She graduated from the University of South Florida with her Bachelor of Science in Business Finance. She is the mother of two small children and a wife to an entrepreneur & business owner. Janicely loves to spend her spare time enjoying her family’s company, indoor skydiving, or adventuring into the unknown. As an entry-level paraplanner, Janicely strives to continue to progress within the financial planning industry and is determined to continue her studies to one day become a fully licensed financial advisor.
Client Service Associate
Martha assists Jude and the Financial Planning Team with managing the financial planning process while building, developing, and maintaining client relationships with the goal of helping clients achieve personal and financial success. Martha also handles client account related services. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds her series 7, 63 and 66 security licenses as well as Life, Health and Variable Annuity insurance licenses. Martha graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. Martha is a Registered Representative with JW Cole Financial. She lives in Bradenton with her husband Steven and her three dogs.
Director of Client Services and Marketing
Samantha “Sam” F. Wilson, MBA
Jennifer’s steadfast pursuit of excellence in creating and maintaining client relationships is essential in growing our firm. Through the implementation of various marketing strategies, Jennifer seeks to introduce new clients to our holistic approach to financial planning. With several years in the financial services industry, she strives to ensure the highest standards of compliance are met. Jennifer graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor in Art History and lives in the Bradenton area.
J. Michael Mott
Bradenton native and Mott & Associates founder J. Michael “Mike” Mott has over 40 years of accounting, tax, and financial planning experience. Mike is a graduate of Georgia State University with a major in accounting. He began his professional career in 1972 in the Orlando area, returned to Bradenton in 1976 and opened the firm’s doors in 1982. Since merging with Jude Wilson of Wilson Group Financial in 2018, and later rebranding the firms as Centrus Financial Strategies, Mike has continued with Centrus as a consultant.
Barbara A. Mott, CFP®, EA
Licensed to practice as an Enrolled Agent before the IRS and a former tax course instructor, Barbara has 40 years of tax preparation and planning experience. Barbara holds the CFP® designation and works as a consultant with Centrus Financial Strategies.
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