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Why Work With Us

Integrity. Transparency. Honesty.

At Great Lakes Financial Services Group, we understand how difficult it can be to discuss finances with a stranger - let alone trust them with your financial life. From the time our firm was established in 1997, we have strived to offer genuine guidance, transparent advice, and the utmost respect to each one of our clients.

Our goal has always been, and continues to be, providing you with expert financial advice that is built on a foundation of mutual trust and understanding. When you work with the GLFS team, you become a part of our family. We believe that in order to set you on the correct financial path, a genuine relationship between you and our team must be established. We measure our own success on the success of our clients. When they succeed, so do we. When they thrive, we also thrive. In our eyes, one is not possible without the other.

Our advisors care about your goals and dreams, your past and future. We put our heart and soul into everything that we do, and are dedicated to always putting the best interests of our clients first.

When you choose to work with Great Lakes Financial Services Group, you aren’t just choosing a financial planning firm, but an ongoing relationship with a team that will treat you like family, and your finances like our very own.

We Are Fiduciary Advisors

GLFS Wealth Management Team

Dale Schacht

Owner/President

(810) 229-4170

(810) 229-4477

dale@gr8lakesfinancial.com

Dale D. Schacht, Owner and President of Great Lakes Financial Services Group, is dedicated to helping families and business owners achieve their goals and dreams. Backed by 33 years of experience in the financial services industry,...
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Ryan Schacht

Vice-President of Wealth Management

(810) 229-4170

(810) 229-4477

ryan@gr8lakesfinancial.com

Ryan M. Schacht is Great Lakes Financial Services Group’s Investment Advisor Representative and VP of Wealth Management. With more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, Ryan specializes in building...

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Ken Bieri

Investment Advisor Representative

(810) 229-4170

(810) 229-4477

ken@gr8lakesfinancial.com

Ken joined the team in 2016 bringing with him knowledge and expertise in group healthcare and benefit plans, 401k solutions for businesses, disability and Medicare insurance. He is a licensed and trusted professional with over 10 years...

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GLFS Client Service Team

Judy Hatfield

Vice-President of Operations

(810) 229-4170

(810) 229-4477

judy@gr8lakesfinancial.com

Judy began her career in the financial industry back in 1997 assisting Dale with the launch of his independent financial services office in Brighton and rejoined the staff in 2012. A Business Administration/Marketing graduate, Judy...
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Christine Spangler

Director of Client Relationships

(810) 229-4170

(810) 229-4477

christine@gr8lakesfinancial.com

In 2013, Christine joined our team with more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry and a degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on identity theft and fraud. Her banking background in branch services and operations and...
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Jackie Manarino

Director of Client Communications

(810) 229-4170

(810) 229-4477

jackie@gr8lakesfinancial.com

Jackie joined the GLFS Team in July 2017 as the Director of Client Communications and brings with her considerable knowledge and expertise in the areas of customer service, marketing, communications and technology. Jackie holds a...
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