Mark A. Schmid
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Mark 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 $14 billion.

Before joining the University in 2009, Mark served as vice president and chief investment officer of The Boeing Company. There, he was responsible for managing Boeing’s $70 billion in retirement assets. He was also 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 and as CIO for six years, managing DCC’s $30 billion pension and 401(k) plans. He also served on various investment committees there. Before DCC, he was an auditor at KPMG.

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