Chastain Wealth was founded by Larren Odom, a former partner at a large Registered Investment Advisor Firm. Larren has over 11 years’ experience in financial planning and investment management and has helped hundreds of clients reach their financial goals. Larren has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal 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 former President of the GSU Personal Financial Planning Club and Smyrna Rotary. Larren is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and has served on numerous boards of directors in the Atlanta area.
He lives in Chastain Park with his wife, Jennifer, a partner at Bryan Cave LLP law firm, 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. However, his favorite team is the U12 Concorde Fire soccer team on which his son plays.
Cory Norpel is the Operations Director at Chastain. A second-generation Arizonan, Cory graduated cum laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. A true people person, Cory loves to work with our clients and partners to ensure they receive superior service. Cory’s experience in both journalism and the medical field demonstrate her excellent attention to detail.
Cory worked as an editor for an award-winning publication Frontdoors News, as well as an associate of the Arizona Nonprofit Academy. In her spare time Cory enjoys listening to podcasts like This American Life, crocheting, and watching the Chicago Cubs with her high-school sweetheart and now husband Kenneth.
Marc Girardot, CFP® professional is Chastain’s Wealth Manager. Currently, Marc is Chair Emeritus of the Kennesaw State University College of Science and Mathematics Advisory Board.
A graduate of Boston University and Emory’s MBA program, Marc boasts a very impressive resume. He founded a medical device company and a commercial real estate company, has served in leadership roles for nonprofits, and was recently the interim Executive Director of Alliance Française d’Atlanta.
Marc has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, commercial real estate and non-profit sectors. Over 15 years, he has successfully managed concurrent and multifaceted responsibilities, from business development to financial strategy.
To provide our clients with a premium experience, Chastain Wealth partners with:
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.
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.
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.