CAMELS Leadership

Edward E. Schmidt, President and CEO

Edward E. Schmidt (Ed) is President and CEO of CAMELS Consulting Group, has more than 40 years of executive experience in the banking industry.

Ed has managed bank turnarounds, transacted over $1.8 billion in community bank merger and acquisition transactions, and opened 15 de novo institutions including Nationwide Bank in Columbus, Ohio.  He has held the positions of Director, President/CEO, and CFO in community banks.

Ed also served as co-director of a California-based bank-specific law firm and as executive vice-president/chief operating officer of a brokerage firm that focused on both public and privately traded community banks.

Recognized as an expert financial witness and a provider of bank valuation and fairness opinions, Ed also has significant experience directing capital campaigns for community bank clients. Over the course of his career, Ed has helped his clients raise more than $250 million in capital through private/public offerings and debt instruments. Schmidt has sat on several boards and has had facilitation engagements at Director Retreats, Annual Shareholder Meetings, and Industry and Association Conferences.

In addition to his extensive financial industry experience, Ed holds an undergraduate degree in business administration and is a Graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, Graduate School of Business, University of Washington, and is a doctoral candidate in Business Management.