Following his experience with coaching, Singer reportedly started his first college counseling business, Future Stars College & Career Counseling, in Sacramento, California in 1992.
Singer reportedly sold the business to Scott Hamilton, who still runs it according to its website, and left to work for The Money Store, where he worked in recruitment and training.
In 2004, Singer reportedly started The CollegeSource with private investment money, and board backing from an impressive higher education network, including “the president emeritus of Stanford and the director of the Carnegie Foundation.”
Ted Mitchell, the president of Occidental College at the time, told The Sacramento Business Journal that “Rick has an encyclopedic knowledge of colleges and universities in America.”
Singer started “The Key,” three years late in 2007, according to court filings.