Derek Schmidt, CFA, CAIA
Director of Private Equity

Derek Schmidt is the director of private equity for Marquette Associates and has 18 years of investment experience. He joined Marquette in 2017 and provides thought-leadership on private equity investing. Derek is responsible for leading the due diligence of private equity managers, providing guidance on private equity and private debt product selection, and developing actionable views based on macroeconomic and capital markets outlook. He is a member of the firm’s investment committee and chairs the alternative investment manager search committee.

Prior to joining Marquette, Derek was an equity analyst/vice president at Piper Jaffray. Previously, he worked for William Blair & Company as a global healthcare associate.

Derek holds a B.S.B.A. in business finance from The Ohio State University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago as well as a CAIA charterholder and member of the CAIA Association®. Derek serves on the Anixter Center’s investment committee and the Anixter Center Foundation Board of Directors.

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