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Jack Schacht

Founder of My College Planning Team

Jack has over 50 years in marketing, management, career development and business leadership. At age 24, he started his first business, Career Counselors, which launched the careers of hundreds of college graduates at major companies throughout the Chicago area.

In 1984, Jack started the Illinois Trade Association and grew it into the largest commercial barter exchange in the United States. Jack and his team mentored over 5000 business owners, teaching them creative financial strategies to reduce expenses, improve cash flow, and boost their bottom line.

During his tenure, he also served for 15 years on the board of the National Association of Barter Exchanges, and was the association’s president for five years. He received multiple outstanding service awards and was a keynote speaker at six major conventions.

Planning to retire, he sold the business to International Monetary Systems in 2006 and was ten years later was inducted into the Barter Hall of Fame by the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA).

Jack came out of retirement in 2015 and founded My College Planning Team (MCPT) where he brings the same creative edge in helping families reduce the cost of their children’s education. He and his team of over fifty professionals are committed to providing high value at affordable prices to families struggling to pay for college.

Jack has been featured in dozens of publications, including Inc. and Forbes magazines, which highlighted his unique ability to retain talented employees by fostering a culture of leadership throughout his companies.

I’m here to answer any questions you might have about the financial aspects of getting into a great college program. Feel free to contact me using any of the following methods:

Email: Jack.schacht@collegeplanningteam.com
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