About Scott Schechter

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After finishing my MBA at the University of Chicago, I went to work helping to manage a multi-billion-dollar equity portfolio in Chicago. One day, after a few years of doing this, I happened to be sitting at my desk looking out my window, looking down on Michigan Avenue, watching people walk up and down the sidewalk, and I had an 'aha' moment that literally changed the course of my life.

With all the education and financial knowledge that I had, even if I did the best job possible for the portfolio, the chances of my making an impact on an individual person's life were practically zero. So I started thinking about how I could help people like those walking on the sidewalk instead of looking down at them from an office in the sky.

Today, I don't look down on people on the sidewalk, wishing I could help. Instead, I get to sit across from my clients, shake their hand, and look them in the eyes and take time to get to know their unique situation and tailor each client's financial strategy according to their unique needs. Whether you have a specific situation to address or just want help maximizing your opportunities, I can help you find the best strategies and resources to support your vision of success, help build and secure your financial future, your unique financial goals, and help you change the course of your life.

If you would like to learn how I can help you, you can reach me at 619-350-3601 or sschechter@eaglestrategies.com

Certifications and Designations

CLU Designation
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CAP Designation

Chartered Life Underwriter, CLU®

Chartered Financial Consultant, ChFc®

Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, CAP®

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Certified Financial Planner™

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Member Agent, The Nautilus Group 



  • MBA, University of Chicago, 1998

  • MA Economics, Northwestern University, 1993


Volunteer Service

  • Social Ventures San Diego Partner

  • Northcenter Chamber of Commerce Philanthropy Committee



  • Happily married for more than 25 years

  • I also hike, sail, bake, and volunteer regularly


Contact us today to discuss our process and see if it's right for you. You can call Scott Schechter directly at 619-350-3600.

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