An investment partner with Seven Peaks Ventures and director, management & operating engagements with the Cascadian Consulting Group, Ms. Schmid also serves on the board of Amplion, Inc, is steering committee member for the Bend Bio Consortium, and was a panelist and judge at the 2014 Bend Venture Conference. She also volunteers as a mentor in Bend’s top accelerator, Founder’s Pad and with other local organizations and charities in the Bend community.
Previously she served nine years as business director for several products and medical device divisions at Philips in locations from Bend, Oregon to Vienna, Austria. She scaled up small acquisitions for the corporation, helped with turnaround, product-line divestiture, business growth strategy, new market penetration, and overall general management for stand-alone facilities.
Prior to that, she led product management teams at two start-ups; one in medical software serving the pharmaceutical industry, and the other partnering with AT&T in the telecom market.
Ms. Schmid graduated from Boston College with a BA in human development/psychology, and received an MBA from Portland State University.
“I can provide introductory strategic guidance on the venture capital investment landscape, critical business growth and change stages as business scales, and/or leadership mentorship and support.”