Douglas Schmidt

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Doug Schmidt has been an active member of the Mid-Atlantic financial community for over 20 years and is one of the most experienced middle market professionals in the region. As an investment banker with Ferris, Baker Watts and Legg Mason Wood Walker and as an investor with Grotech Capital Group, Mr. Schmidt has participated in the exceptional growth of technology companies in the region. He has helped to finance technology companies such as BTG, MAXIMUS, Anteon, Covansys, PEC Solutions, and USinternetworking. Mr. Schmidt began his investment banking career in the 1980s with First Chicago and then Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York, where he was a merger and acquisition specialist. In over two decades, he has led scores of private and public market merger and acquisition transactions, including sales of Management Systems International, NFR Security, IRRC, Questech, Business Impact Systems, and SHERIKON. As an investment banker for growth and middle market technology companies, Mr. Schmidt has executed over $3 billion in M&A, private placements, and IPO transactions. Mr. Schmidt is a longstanding member and former director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), past chairman of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, and an active member and former chairperson of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Capital Formation Committee. He is active as a speaker in the region on a variety of topics including financing, entrepreneurship, and M&A. Mr. Schmidt holds an AB from Harvard College and an MPPM from the Yale School of Management.