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Jack Covert

Jack Covert will tell you he is a simple merchant at heart; his old employees will tell you he is the heart of Porchlight. Hired by the late David Schwartz thirty years ago to sell business and computer books to the Milwaukee business community via the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, Jack grew that 3-shelf business section into the specialty bulk book retailer Porchlight is today. As Founder and former President, now retired, Jack still offers his guidance and hard-won business acumen to the overall workings of the company. When he’s not consulting with us, volunteering in the community, or puttering around his garden, Jack can usually be found at home watching British mystery series with his wife Ann and their two cats.

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