We have business heritage going back over 30 years, and a large network of professionals available to assist with individualized advice and guidance for all of our clients. With our team's expertise we've garnered a national following for tax and financial engineering services, which focus on small businesses and their owners.

If you are a business owner looking for strategic tax consulting, and to prepare for retirement, look no further. 


Kenner French

R. Kenner French

Chief Investment Officer

Kenner is responsible for all investment related decisions, especially those involving portfolio companies. He has been with Vast and its related industries since 2006. Prior to joining Vast, Kenner worked with ING Group, the multinational investment firm, as a Regional Vice President. His professional history also includes leading at companies such as Wells Fargo Bank as a Vice President, Pacific Portfolio consulting (leading investment research), Mercer Investment Consulting (investment research analyst for the Northwest), and Wall Street-based Ladenburg, Thalmann & Company, Inc. (holding a number of positions). Kenner lives on Bainbridge Island just outside of Seattle, with his wife and two sons.