Throughout his career, Mr. Schmidt has worked in the chemicals, industrial gases, pharmaceuticals, textiles, aerospace, environmental testing, healthcare and public sector industries to unlock value by optimizing business performance through effective integration transactions and performance improvement initiatives.
Mr. Schmidt’s relevant experiences include serving as the Project Management Office (PMO) Lead for the acquisition and integration of a healthcare services provider for jails and prisons. The transaction brought together two of the largest organizations in the industry to form a combined entity of $760 million in revenue and more than 10,000 employees. Mr. Schmidt was responsible for structuring the PMO and integration work streams, developing communications, executing Day 1 plans and managing post-deal close integration activities aimed at capturing $17 million run rate synergies in five months.
Mr. Schmidt also served as the PMO Lead for the carve-out of a $240 million pharmaceutical packaging company from a multi-billion dollar parent company and integrating it with a smaller acquirer, a $90 million private company. He established the PMO, implemented project governance standards and managed the integration activities for all functional areas. Following deal close, Mr. Schmidt managed the development and execution of the integration plan.
Additionally, Mr. Schmidt served as the HR / Finance Team Lead for the carve-out and merger of a $200 million manufacturer of investment cast components for the aerospace and power generation markets with a $300 million manufacturer of highly-engineered castings serving the commercial aerospace, military and industrial markets. He assisted with transitioning payroll, benefits, insurance and treasury solutions in both the U.S. and Europe by deal close, as well as assisting with the review and refinement of the transition services agreement (TSA).
Mr. Schmidt previously served as the PMO Lead for a multi-transaction engagement with the carve-out of an industrial lubricant provider and the acquisition of another to integrate with a third entity. He led the development of the multi-entity synergy assessment, as well as Day 1 and integration planning.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Schmidt was the Chief Operating Officer for RecoverCare. He managed 700 employees while being responsible for customer service centers, branch operations, IT, billing, manufacturing and corporate shared service functions.
Mr. Schmidt also spent 13 years at Accenture as an Associate Partner in the Resources Operating Unit, assisting global organizations to design, build and deploy enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business process change initiatives.
Mr. Schmidt earned a bachelor's degree in economics and business from North Carolina State University.