Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.
President, Wealth Advisor
Jessica Jung, CFP®, CEPA, is the founder of Vast Wealth Advisors. Serving high-net-worth individuals as well as businesses and families, Jessica specializes in developing and implementing carefully designed strategies to help clients align their resources with their dreams. Drawing from her deep experience in the industry and her commitment to excellence, Jessica has been helping clients pursue their financial goals since 2005.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in economics, Jessica began an extensive career in the finance industry, working as an advisor for Morgan Stanley, AmSouth Investment Services, Morgan Keegan, and The Wealth Management Group before establishing her own wealth advisory practice in partnership with Aegis Capital Corporation. Jessica is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. As a CFP®, she upholds the fiduciary standards of the CFP® board, which are the highest ethical and professional standards in the financial industry. She holds FINRA series 7 and 66 registrations through Aegis Capital Corporation, and she holds insurance licenses in many states.
As the owner of an independent financial firm, Jessica is dedicated to helping clients grow and protect wealth through customized planning. Offering innovative and effective solutions, Jessica addresses clients’ complex situations using investment management, specialized insurance strategies, tax minimization strategies, estate tax reduction strategies, business exit strategies and asset protection strategies. She works passionately for her clients’ best interests, developing deep relationships built on trust and mutual respect.
Jessica splits her time between Nashville, Tennessee and Palo Alto, California, serving clients from both offices. She is privileged to serve hard-working people throughout the United States who want to grow and protect their wealth. She serves on the Financial Planning Association, the Exit Planning Institute and the AALU (Leadership for Advanced Life Underwriting). She supports multiple charities, namely Autism Speaks, St. Jude’s Hospital, Nashville Rescue Mission and The Special Olympics. Jessica is an accomplished classical pianist, a fitness enthusiast and life-long learner.
Vice President, Director of Operations
Matt Stalcup, CFA is the Director of Operations at Vast Wealth Advisors. As director, Matt oversees and leads the firm’s daily business activities. He is committed to providing exceptional service to clients.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in Finance and a master’s degree from the University of San Francisco in Financial Analysis, Matt began working in the finance industry, first at an institutional allocator and later at a derivatives-based hedge fund. With deep experience in the industry, Matt oversees portfolio reporting, manages the execution of investments, integrates technology systems, improves data management and collaborates with outside parties to streamline operations. He is certified as a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).
Matt appreciates the opportunity to contribute to clients’ individual lives through his work. Attracted to the complexities in the financial industry, Matt works with a wide range of investment types and is motivated by a desire to learn and continually grow. Matt executes clients’ financial plans efficiently, providing tremendous value to clients.
Originally from Texas, Matt lives with his wife and two children in Franklin, Tennessee. When not in the office, Matt spends much of his time with his family—coaching his children’s soccer team, hiking in the backcountry and taking trips to the beach. He loves spending time outdoors. As a former Army Ranger, Matt lives with a sense of duty and selfless service to the community.