Mr. Schmidt is a leading senior executive experienced in business leadership, operational, financial, and creative management with more than 35 years of executive and managerial experience in various industries. Areas of expertise include presidential and entrepreneurial leadership, executive management and supervisory responsibility, strategic, operational, and financial planning, market analysis, and product development.

Mr. Schmidt has served as a CEO, CFO, COO, and president of several life and health insurance companies. Prior to this, Mr. Schmidt spent 10 years as a consultant and CPA employed by KPMG Peat Marwick and Deloitte & Touche specializing in insurance, auditing, and consulting.

He earned his bachelor of arts in economics and physics and his bachelor of science in accounting from St. Cloud State University and did graduate work in business at the University of St. Thomas.