Gregg Schlaudecker

Chartered Financial Consultant & Chartered Life Underwriter

Gregg Schlaudecker was born in Cleveland, Ohio on St Patrick's Day. After graduation, he served all over the globe as an US Army Air Defense Artillery officer. When active duty ended in 1990, he and his wife Susanne settled in Tacoma, Washington where Gregg began his financial planning career with John Hancock.

Conferred the Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter professional designations in 1993, he led the financial services department of a large property casualty brokerage in Cleveland. He went on to found his own financial consulting firm in 1996. He moved to Greensboro in 1998, where he continued his practice. Since 2005, his company, Emerald College Planning has focused on helping high school parents fund college expenses in the most efficient way possible; upper and middle-income families, whether eligible for financial aid or not, can employ a wealth of strategies to reduce their out-of-pocket costs. As past president and board member of the Greensboro Society of Financial Service Professionals, Gregg, his co-chairs and committee have grown a community network of hundreds who are dedicated to nurturing, recognizing and rewarding the highest ethical standards in central North Carolina.

Professional Designations

Chartered Financial Consultant, The American College, 1993
Chartered Life Underwriter, The American College, 1993
College Doctor, National Institute of Certified College Planners, 2010


Bachelor of Science – Management & English, University of Dayton, 1986


Society of Financial Service Professionals, Greensboro Chapter, all leadership positions (1998-present)
Director, Better Business Bureau of Central NC (2013-present)
Director, Society of Financial Service Professionals, Philadelphia HQ (2016-present)
Director, Greensboro Foundation For Financial Service Professionals, Inc. (2014-present)
Paul S. Mills Scholar, SFSP
Chair, Piedmont Business Ethics Award (2006-2011)
Greensboro Estate Planning Council


Married to Susanne for 31 years
Two awesome kids, Jake (Tarheel) & Caitlyn (Wolfpack)
Hobbies: Leveraging technology, replacing paper, making wine