Larren Odom, MBA, CFP®
Chastain Wealth was founded by Larren Odom, MBA, CFP®, a former partner at a large Registered Investment Advisor Firm. Larren has over 17 years experience in financial planning and investment management and has helped hundreds of clients protect and grow their wealth. Larren is an expert in mitigating taxes, investment management, and asset protection. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and NerdWallet. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has an MBA in Financial Planning from Georgia State University and a B.A. from the University of Florida. Larren is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and has served on numerous boards of directors in the Atlanta area. He is a member of the 2019 class of Leadership Sandy Springs and volunteers his time to teach a financial literacy class at Riverwood High School. He lives in Chastain Park with his wife, Jennifer, their three children, and two adorable pure-bred mutts. Larren is fluent in French, enjoys Cross-Fit, and likes watching the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks. He is also a coach of his youngest daughter’s U11 TopHat soccer team.
Jennifer Devine Odom, J.D., CFP®
Jennifer Devine Odom is a Wealth Manager at Chastain Wealth Management. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), she manages and invests clients’ assets, evaluates clients’ financial portfolio, and advises on investments, insurance, retirement and education savings, wealth transfer and charitable giving.
Jennifer offers Chastain’s clients a unique skill set due to her experience as the former Co-Leader of Commercial Litigation and a Co-Leader of the Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Litigation Team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, a large international law firm. During her 25-year legal career, Jennifer represented several of the largest financial institutions in the country, individual trustees, family beneficiaries, and business owners. She witnessed first-hand the harmful impact that poor planning had on her affluent clients.
Jen now focuses on helping Chastain’s clients plan their financial future, protect their assets and achieve financial security for themselves and their families.
Jen is a frequent speaker on legal and leadership topics, is a member of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council.
Jen is also very involved in the community. She is a member of Leadership Atlanta (2010) and is on the Board of the Sandy Springs Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL). She has served as the Board Chair of Camp Kudzu, Inc., been active in the Junior League of Atlanta, was the Chair of the Power over Prejudice Summit, and an event chair for the NCAA 2007 Final Four. She has been named by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a 40 under 40 and has been recognized in the legal profession as a Georgia Super Lawyer and Top 50 Women Super Lawyer.
Jen attended the University of Florida, where she obtained a degree in business (BS Finance, Honors 1993) and law degree (Honors, 1996). She obtained her Certified Financial Planning designation in 2017.
She loves spending time with her husband, three kids and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, CrossFit, barre, yoga, photography, and scrapbooking.
Chastain Wealth uses Steinberger Consulting to help guide our investment decisions. Steinberger Consulting provides expert advice to Registered Investment Advisors and other clients. Steinberger Consulting is owned by Lane Steinberger who has over 20 years experience managing money. After attending North Carolina State University, he entered the securities industry when he joined Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C., where he advised clients on the foreign currency markets and derivative strategies. After leaving Bank of America, he studied international finance in Vienna, Austria, and Bangalore, India, as part of the University of South Carolina’s nationally-ranked International MBA program. He joined BellSouth in 2000, where he managed a $5 billion fixed income/bond portfolio for the company’s pension fund, while also working as one of the fund’s asset allocation strategists, advising on the asset allocation of the entire $20 billion pension portfolio. Today, Mr. Steinberger holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designations. In 2016, he earned his Doctorate in Business at Georgia State University with his dissertation titled: Structural and Return Characteristics of Mid-Capitalization Firms: A Study Into The Myth Around The Superior Returns of Mid-Size Stocks. Chastain Wealth uses Steinberger Consulting to inform its own advice to its clients, and Steinberger Consulting does not directly make any investment decisions for Chastain Wealth’s clients. Chastain Wealth pays Steinberger Consulting a fee for these services, and clients are not charged additional fees for these services.
Virtual Family Office
As our client, you’ll have access to our team of experts in the field of taxes, estate planning, accounting, insurance, business valuation and more. Our Virtual Family Office model is a powerful tool to help our clients lower their tax bill, grow their investment portfolio, and protect the wealth they have worked so hard to build.
Dimensional Fund Advisors Chastain is proud to partner with DFA, the premier mutual fund company in the investment world. Founded in 1981, DFA takes an academic research approach to practical investing. Boasting two Nobel laureates in economics on their board of directors, DFA believes in low cost mutual funds that identify the factors that are most likely to achieve superior returns.
Carmichael Consulting Cyber security is an increasing threat in today’s world and one that Chastain Wealth takes very seriously. We use Carmichael Consulting to help ensure that our client’s data is secure and that our network and cloud environments are reliable and compliant.
Professional Compliance Assistance The financial and investment worlds are heavily regulated – this is a good thing because it helps to protect investors. CWM partners with Professional Compliance Assistance, Inc., a local consulting firm that helps us to comply with applicable regulations.