R. Kenner French is the Chief investment Officer of Vast Holdings Group, a Nevada based private asset manager, that holds investments in companies that consults entrepreneurs about tax strategies, marketing, and retirement. He is responsible for all investment related decisions, especially those involving portfolio companies. He has been with Vast and its related entities 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 is the author of two books. His first written in 2007 is titled The Small Business Owner’s Marketing Manifesto: An Essential Guide and his second one published in 2020 called The Entrepreneur’s Manifesto: A Collection of Smart Financial Advice. He is laboring on a third one with a working title of The Family Wealth Manifesto: An Essential Guide due out in 2021. The northwest native speaks all over the world on topics ranging from investments, retirement, marketing and other topics affecting entrepreneurs. Kenner lives on Bainbridge Island just outside of Seattle, with his wife of over 25 years and two sons.