Gregory A. Kemp, CPA®, PFS® - Chief Executive Officer & Founding Member
Gregory A. Kemp, CPA®, PFS® Chief Executive Officer & Founding Member As CEO and founding member of Vantage Advisors, Greg's primary responsibilities include maintaining the firm’s vision, client advocacy, and managing our client relationships. Prior to founding Vantage, he was the managing partner of a large regional CPA® firm. He also worked with Beneficial Financial Group. Greg holds a bachelors degree from Weber State University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA®) and a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS®), a specialty designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA®), awarded exclusively to CPAs who have proven their expertise in personal financial planning. He has received numerous “top producer” awards over the years, most recently from Penn Mutual. He is an active member of the Utah Association of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA®), was on the Utah State Governor's Advisory Council on Audit Standards, and was a recent nominee for the Small Business Administration's “Advocate of the Year.” An active member of the local community, Greg has served as Treasurer of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, Mayor of his community, and President of the St. George Exchange Club. He also has served as Capital Campaign Chair and Trustee for The Foundation at Dixie Regional Medical Center, helping to raise $20 million for the facility, a sponsor of the center's Jubilee of Trees charity event, and co-founder of the St. George Marathon. Greg is married and is the proud father of eight children and 17 grandchildren. He is active in his local church youth group. His hobbies include his ranch, horses, golf, travel, and hiking.
Neal Marchant, CPA®, PFS® - Wealth Manager
Neal joined the Vantage Advisors side of the firm in 2012, transitioning from our sister company, Vantage Strategies, LLC, where he started in 2005 and later served as the company’s President and Chief Planner beginning in 2009. He began his career working with the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche and then Hinton Burdick in St. George.
As an experienced wealth manager, Neal is responsible for assessing, developing, and implementing successful wealth strategies for our clients. Neal holds bachelors degrees in accounting and finance and a masters degree in accounting (MAcc) from Southern Utah University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA®) and a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS®), a specialty designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA®), awarded exclusively to CPAs who have proven their expertise in personal financial planning.
Neal is an avid fly fisherman and loves baseball. He is happily married and the proud father of three beautiful daughters and an active son.
Rebecca Navas, MAcc - Chief Compliance & Financial Officer
Becca joined Vantage in 2010. As the firm's Financial Officer, her responsibilities include cash management, accounts receivables and payables, and budgeting. She brings more than a fifteen years of accounting experience to her role, having worked in a variety of industries, including real estate development, mortgage brokerage, and retail. In addition to the Financial Officer duties, Becca is also our Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for the firm's compliance program.
Becca earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting (MAcc) from Southern Utah University, as well as an associate degree from Dixie State University.
Married with four children, Becca enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching her children play sports.
Heather Cornelius, B.S. - Client Services Assistant
As the first face most of our clients see and the first voice they hear on the phone, Heather plays a key role serving and caring for our clients. She joined the firm in 2007 and continues to provide front desk, administrative and compliance support to our team.
Heather has been working in administration since high school, including work in technology, publishing, large-format printing, and title/escrow. She has a bachelors degree in behavioral science.
In 2003, Heather moved to the St. George area after living in Southern California for more than 30 years. She enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, baking, crafts, and animals. Heather also enjoys photography. The beautiful landscape photos featured on our website are a sampling of her favorites.
Aaron Best - Advisor
Aaron comes from one of the top ten Financial Planning Programs in the country. Recently graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Personal Financial Planning. He began his career with E*Trade Financial and then Heritage Financial Place in Sandy, Utah. Aaron enjoys fishing and coaching track and field, specializing in the throwing events. He is happily married and the proud father of an energetic son. We look forward to Aaron playing an active role in our clients financial planning process.
Rebecca McCullough - Human Resources and Health Insurance Specialist