Mark A. Schmid

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Mark A. Schmid is the Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the University of Chicago. He is responsible for the management of the University's investment assets, valued at $12 billion.

Mark arrived at the University from The Boeing Company, where he served as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from August 2003 until July 2009. He was responsible for the management of Boeing’s $70 billion in retirement assets. He was a member of Boeing's Employee Benefit Investment Committee and Corporate Investment Committee.

Prior to Boeing, Mark worked for DaimlerChrysler Corporation (DCC) for 17 years in various accounting, finance, and treasury positions, including Treasurer at Chrysler Canada. He served as CIO for six years and managed DCC’s $30 billion pension and 401(k) plans and served on various investment committees. Prior to DCC, he served as an auditor with KPMG for five years.

Mark graduated with a BS in accounting from the University of Detroit Mercy. He also received an MBA in finance from Wayne State University in Detroit, and is a certified public accountant.