Jim Roberts – Centennial Securities Advisory Services, LLC



515 Ship St. Suite 211
St Joseph, MI 49085





Our Team

Jim Roberts: President/CEO

Jim received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Michigan State University.  He has his series 7 and 66 licenses and is also licensed for health and life insurance.

Jim began his career in the investment business in 2005. Prior to his career in the investment business, he served as a Managing Director and Account Executive for CB Richard Ellis in their Global Corporate Services Division. In this role, Jim was responsible for managing all aspects of corporate real estate portfolios. This included overall responsibility for items such as facilities management, transaction management, lease administration, engineering technical services, administrative services, vehicle fleet management, and finance/accounting services. His responsibilities included managing his client’s operations in 52 countries and the management of operating budgets in excess of $460 million/year.

His areas of expertise include strategy development, re-engineering, operations, and financial analysis.

Prior to joining CB Richard Ellis, Jim served as a Senior Program Director for Earth Tech, a wholly owned consulting subsidiary of Tyco International. While with Earth Tech, he was responsible for providing strategic planning for environmental programs, client management, large project management, and the management of a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists. Jim also served as a senior engineer in the hazardous waste program for the State of Michigan. During his tenure, he developed statutory and administrative rules for the hazardous waste program, served as a technical advisor to the State Attorney General’s office, and worked on the permitting of hazardous waste facilities.

Jim currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Minority Business Development Council, the Cornerstone Women’s Business Council, Citizen Advisor for the Berrien County Pension and Trust Investment Advisory Committee, and Audit Committee for the Child and Family Services of Southwest Michigan.  He was also appointed in 2008 to the Council for Labor and Economic Growth by the Governor of Michigan. His appointment by the Governor was for a 4 year term.

He has previously served on the Board of Directors for Michigan State University Weekend MBA Alumni Association, the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board of Governors for the University of Michigan Engineering Alumni Association, Board of Directors for the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Junior Achievement of Berrien/Cass Counties, and served as the President of the University of Michigan Engineering Class of 1983.

Randall L Hansen: Senior Vice President

Randy graduated from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration and Economics in 1983.

Randy holds several industry licenses including that of Options Principal, Financial & Operations Principal, Municipal Principal, and General Principal. He is also a fully licensed Securities Representative and a Registered Investment Advisor. Randy is a member of the Grand Rapids Economic Club, FINRA Series 27/28 Qualifications Committee, and St. John's Episcopal Church Endowment Committee, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Endowment Board, and Grand Haven Community Foundation Board.

He started his brokerage career that same year as an accounting clerk at H.B. Shaine & Company, a New York Stock Exchange firm located in the heart of Grand Rapids. By 1987 he had worked his way up to Assistant Secretary / Treasurer with the firm. Later that year Randy took the position of CFO with a small independent brokerage firm in a Grand Rapids suburb. He joined Centennial in 1995.

Ryan Diepstra: Chief Compliance Officer

Ryan graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Business-Finance.

Ryan joined Centennial Securities in 2003 as an Investment Advisor Representative, Fixed-Income Trader, Registered General, FINOP, Municipal, and Options Principal.  He currently holds licenses in Series 4, 7, 24, 27, 53, 63, 65, 79 and 99.  He also has his Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He specializes in creating portfolios for conservative to moderate investors seeking growth and/or income. He focuses on meeting each client's individualized needs starting with a customized financial analysis by using sound, proven financial principles as the basis of all his recommendations. Ryan always holds himself accountable by his integrity, fairness, and belief that customer satisfaction is his primary purpose.

Becky Gorton: Office Manager

Becky attended the University of Iowa, got her CTA Certification at the Hawkeye Travel School, LTD, and is currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Northern Iowa.

Becky has 31 years of customer service experience and joined Jim Roberts Enterprises LLC in 2012 as Office Manager.  She also held the position of Treasurer for the Lakeshore High School Band.

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