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Our Team

Michael Marchi - President

Mike is a highly respected professional in the field of College Planning. He offers over ten years experience in the financial industry. He presents workshops and seminars throughout the St. Louis area. His high quality, high content, high energy presentations are well researched and delivered in a down to earth style that everyone will understand. His previous position as  President of a Nation's Lending Group and a Financial Advisor with Firms such as Edward Jones, The Retirement Group and currently with The Investment Center gives him a great understanding of the need of a professional in the College Financial Planning industry. He is a graduate of  the University of Evansville with a degree in Finance with a MBA from St. Louis University in Marketing.  Mike started The College Services Group, LLC to fulfill his passion to assist students in achieving educational success while paying for college most cost effectively. Mike's experience, educational background, as well as his exceptional customer service will set the bar for the college planning industry in the St. Louis Marketplace.

Desiree Degrasse


Service Center Representative As the Midwest Representative for our College Funding Service Center, Laney's job is to provide support for the clients of The College Services Group. Her duties are to secure all information required to complete forms required by the colleges that have been selected by students and their families. She will be the primary contact person to answer questions regarding forms filing and their due dates. She will keep families on schedule throughout the year. Clients are encouraged to contact her with non-financial questions or concerns.

The College Services Center

A college positioner will help the families and student narrow down their College Search. This one on one consultation will help them identify 6 to 10 Universities that a match the student academically,, socially and economically.

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