“The Vast team has saved me over $400,000 based upon their strategies. Plus, their service is awesome.”

Rob Halt Small Business Owner, AZ

Team Of Our Senior Consultants


Michelle Lawson
Bakersfield, CA

Chief Executive Officer
Michelle Lawson has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. Before joining Vast she served as the Chief Compliance Officer of a registered investment advisor (RIA) and Operations Director for a full service broker dealer. She has a wealth of experience with all aspects of business – client service, operational and compliance.

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R. Kenner French
Seattle, WA

R. Kenner French is a small business contributor at Forbes.com, published three books, and has been an executive at Vast-related entities since 2006.  He is a frequent keynote speaker and also travels everywhere seeing Dave Matthews Band shows. He is a Board member.

Marco Sanchez, Esq.
New Braunfels, TX

Marco I. Sanchez is a licensed attorney in the states of Texas and Nevada.  After earning his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law in 2004, he practiced with a mid-sized firm in Las Vegas before starting the Law Office of Marco Sanchez, P.C. with offices in Texas.

James Martin, III
Chino Hills, CA

Mr. Martin runs the executive benefits group of all Vast-related entities. He has been involved in small business owner issues for over 20 years and also has a secondary specialty of business lending strategies.

Nick May
London, UK

Nick is an experienced “techie” who heads up services for international citizens outside the borders of the US. The London-based Brit has been in senior positions with global giants such as Goldman Sachs and Barclays.

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Ty Stelting
Colorado Springs, CO

Ty is a CPA and tax department manager responsible for general consulting all over the US. His charge is to assist clients with tax projections, dealing with the IRS, and helping to mitigate tax liability.


Christopher Sams
San Diego, CA

Christopher Sams is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of California. He specializes in finding creative tax strategies for businesses of all sizes.

Our Senior Staff

MJ Martinez

Houston, TX
Project & Social Media Manager

Ashley Lawson

Bakersfield, CA
Administrative Assistant

Deborah Woodruff

Phoenix, AZ
Administrative Assistant

Shasta Arnold

Bakersfield, CA
Administrative Assistant

Kaleigh Salmon

Bakersfield, CA
Administrative Assistant