P wer of VestLife
We're on a mission is to make life easier for parents of children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. We're working with families, educators, disability organizations, and service providers to nourish positive narratives on special needs parenting.
We believe that with thoughtful planning, proper tools, targeted resources, and positive guidance, parents have the ability to "opt out" of the restraints placed upon them by biased cultural perceptions and negative narratives on parenting a child with special needs.
We are accomplishing our mission by offering guidance, resources and support to help parents successfully navigate life and ensure the the well-being and happiness of their child with special needs, their entire family, and themselves, too.
Michael Pearce is the Founder and CEO of Vest Life. A Special Needs Attorney with 25 years experience helping parents plan for their family’s future, Michael is an innovator in special needs planning. He has created ground-breaking solutions such as The 7 Keys to Special Needs Peace of Mind and GONE Planning (go out now & enjoy!). He built Vest to help parents ensure the well-being and happiness of their child with special needs, their entire family, and themselves, too.
Chief Growth Officer
Entrepreneurial executive with leadership roles in Fortune 100 and Startups alike. Over 25 years in leading transformation across Supply Chain, Enterprise IT, Product Management, and Marketing. With broad and deep experience in business transformation in tech-giants like Intel and driving growth in startups by creative business model engineering, Jyoti is a valuable advisor for startups and established organizations seeking guidance on strategic planning, new emerging technologies, marketing and explosive growth. His broad areas of expertise include product management, digital transformation, analytics, domestic and international markets, and solutions engineering.
Ken Kerrick CISSP, CISM, CDPSE
Operations and Technology
Ken Joined VestLife as Head of Operations and Technology. Prior to VestLife, he served as CIO/CTO/CISO/VP for several companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, and the Central Valley of California. He volunteers much of his spare time giving back to community and is a member of various technology and cyber security organizations.
Head of Product and Infrastructure
Joel is Head of Product and Infrastructure at VestLife, Inc. He is innately curious about technology and how it can be used to make everyday life easier and more enjoyable. His career has taken him through systems development and architecture, infrastructure and business analysis with the constant throughout being a passion for using technology to help businesses transform. As Head of Product he makes the vision of VestLife a reality, constantly creating additional value for clients.
Vest Success Manager
Keri Horon is the Customer Success Manager and Blogger for VestLife. She has a degree in Journalism, a degree in English, and a teaching credential (grades 7-12). As a Mom to a son with special needs, Keri has helped parents on their journey through local support groups, peer coaching sessions, community events, and advocacy work. She enjoys reading, acrylic painting, photography, sketching, writing poetry, and traveling.
Aditi has graduated with a Master's degree in International Economics and Management from the University of Paderborn, Germany. The knowledge of Economics and Management blends with her passion for Growth Hacking and analytics to groom her unique expertise in Econometrics.
At Avantaze, Aditi is managing and initiating growth strategies for several startups. She is a trained Odissi dancer, an avid painter, and enjoys playing video games.
Joshua's expertise leans towards the Digital Media Marketing realm. He plays a critical role within a team of strategists, building efficient solutions, analyzing data, architecting Marketing Roadmaps, Branding, and Strategic Organizational Developments. Prior to VestLife, Joshua immigrated from South East Asia, and was a B2B entrepreneur, guiding businesses and companies within different industries, specializing in Brand Development. Joshua loves to explore, cook, and play the piano.