Michael Schmidt joined Ziegler in 2006. His primary responsibilities include credit oversight of most investment banking underwritings of the firm. He serves as the chair of the firm’s Credit and Risk Committee which reviews firm underwritings as well as direct investment of firm capital. He also provides financial and economic forecasting related to Ziegler’s strategic growth plans. Previously, he worked as an analyst supporting Ziegler’s Credit Surveillance team, providing senior living and healthcare research services to external institutional investor clients and to various internal Ziegler practice lines.
Prior to joining Ziegler, Michael was an internal auditor for Kohler Company, a privately owned manufacturing company based in Kohler, Wisconsin. During his time at Kohler Company, he was responsible for performing financial and operational audits of all divisions of the company.
Michael earned a B.S. (magna cum laude) in finance and economics and a minor in criminology and law studies from Marquette University. He holds Series 7 and 66 licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.