Meet Our Team

Beden Wealth Management

Craig J. Beden, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

CEO & Financial Advisor | 703-356-9522 |

As founder and CEO of Beden Wealth Management, Craig leads an accomplished team in the management of more than $400 million in assets under management and an additional $200 million in assets under administration.*  

Craig collaborates daily with some of the top financial minds in the U.S. Collectively, they share and benefit from the best planning ideas and practices to ensure clients are always provided the foremost thinking in financial and estate planning. His relationships with other financial professionals spans decades and has proven invaluable to his clients. It has enabled his forward-thinking practice to consistently bring to his clients state-of-the-art strategies in financial trends, financial planning, tax strategies and estate planning and access to portfolio management.

Craig earned the coveted CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation (CFP®), as well as the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. He has served as president of the Greater Washington D.C. Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, president of the Leaders Club of Washington, and has designated a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

Throughout his long career, Craig has achieved many industry accolades including recognition as Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisor. The Financial Times listed Craig in the British newspaper’s top 400 best financial advisers for 2020. He is a Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.** While it’s nice to receive such accolades, Craig notes the best recognition comes from happy clients.

Craig and his wife Robin reside in Vienna and can often be found in Rehoboth Beach, DE. They enjoy visits from their three daughters: Alyson, a graduate from Georgetown University’s nurse anesthesia program; Dana, who joined Beden Wealth in 2022; and Natalie, a product manager in New York City and running enthusiast like her dad.

Craig serves on the board of the THANC (Thyroid, Head, and Neck Cancer) Foundation. He ran the Boston Marathon the past 10 years, and supports 261 Fearless, an organization whose mission uses running as a vehicle to empower and unite women through the creation of local running clubs, education programs, and social running events.

Originally from New London, CT, Craig is an avid runner, biker, triathlete, skier and adventure traveler. 

Craig Beden
Craig & Robin Beden

*As of  04/03/2024 our firm’s total Assets Under Management (AUM) were $430,065,004 and our total Assets Under Administration (AUA) were $219,170,762. AUM reflects the market value of all investments our investment adviser representatives manage through MML Investors Services, LLC managed account programs. AUA reflects the market value of non-advisory investment programs and accounts offered through our registered representatives of MML Investors Services, LLC, in its capacity as a broker/dealer, as well as the annuity contract values and life insurance cash values of insurance products sold or serviced by insurance agents/brokers associated with our firm. This value will fluctuate based on changes in market conditions, inflows and outflows of client monies, and other factors, and does not reflect the impact of fees, expenses, or taxes that may apply to the purchase, redemption, or transfer of underlying investments, accounts, contracts or policies. MML Investors Services, LLC is a registered investment adviser and broker/dealer, Member SIPC. Annuity and Life Insurance values may be associated with various insurance carriers.

**Forbes Best in State: This award has been awarded by SHOOK Research and Forbes on 4/7/24 for the following period by 1/1/2024 12/31/2025. Five Star: This award has been awarded by Five Star Professional on 6/14/2021 for the following period by 1/1/2021 12/31/2021. Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers: This award has been awarded by Financial Times on 3/5/2020 for the following period by 1/1/2020 12/31/2020.

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