Gerald Strid
Founding Principal

Gerald “Zeke” Strid is one of the co-founders of Concentus Wealth Advisors. A graduate of Villanova University in 1966, Gerald leads our team with over 45 years of experience in the Financial Services industry.

Gerald spent the majority of his career as a “Circle of Excellence” Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, before leaving to form the Strid Wealth Management Group in 2003. Gerald has built a reputation for providing quality service and integrity through hard work, incisive analytical ability, and personal dedication. His wealth of professional creativity and sound judgment are valuable assets to our clients.

Gerry has been recognized as a leader in the financial services industry and in the community with awards including:

• One of ten advisors named to Registered Rep. magazine’s 2008 Outstanding Advisor Award1
• Inducted into Research magazine’s 2008 Advisor Hall of Fame2
• Main Line Today’s 2007 Man of the Year3
• 2008 Heart of Siloam Award4
• InvestmentNews’ 2007 Community Leadership Awards Volunteer of the Year5
• 2007 St. Thomas of Villanova Medal, Villanova University Alumni Association’s highest award6

Gerry currently resides in Villanova, PA with his wife of 45 years, is the father of five children and proud grandfather of fourteen. He has devoted much of his time and energy to support various charitable endeavors, in particular, Project H.O.M.E, a non-profit outreach program in Philadelphia.

Footnote 1: May 2008
1 – The Outstanding Advisor award honors “Ten of the most able, and most philanthropic advisors” in the industry. Registered Rep. selected the advisors based on: rank within the top 25th percentile of his/her firm’s retail producers; client service and business building; acknowledged peer recognition and respect and extensive community or philanthropic activities.
Outstanding Advisor – PDF
Footnote 2:  November 2008
Research magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame honors the “nation’s finest financial advisors”. In determining the five new inductees this year, a panel of judges used the following criteria: minimum of 15 years in the industry, earned recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession, demonstrate superior client service and acquired substantial assets under management.
Hall of Fame – PDF
Footnote 3:  January, 2007
These awards were the result of his extensive work with Project H.O.M.E.
Footnote 4:  July, 2008
These awards were the result of his extensive work with Project H.O.M.E.
Footnote 5:  October, 2007
A Friend in Pennsylvania
Footnote 6:  March 2007
Over 500 entries were evaluated based on an adviser’s level of involvement in an organization, their contributions and the lasting impact of their efforts. The Award was presented to an adviser who has served as a volunteer at a local non-profit organization, in a leadership capacity or board member, for at least 5 years and has made a contribution considered to have a “lasting impact.” Submissions were reviewed and winners determined by InvestmentNews and an advisory board. For their exemplary leadership and contributions to their communities, the winners received $10,000 to their charity.