Financial services has long been considered one of the last areas of the economy to remain largely undisrupted. However, in recent years the pace of change and technological disruption in financial services from financial technology startups has increased dramatically. From payments to lending to wealth management financial services incumbents are facing disruption like never before. Join us Craig Schedler will cover the state of change in financial services and how venture capital investors are looking to reshape the financial services landscape.
Craig Schedler has served as a Venture Partner with Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures since its founding in 2016.
Prior to his current role, Craig was a Director in the Corporate Strategy function at Northwestern Mutual. In this role he was responsible for leading the team which provided competitive analysis on the company's current competitive threats and opportunities. Much of his work focused on leading the organization in developing a thorough understanding of how the strategic actions of current and emerging competitors affect Northwestern Mutual. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Craig was a member of the healthcare investment banking team at B.C. Ziegler and Company executing both merger and acquisition and capital markets transactions on behalf of clients nationwide.
Craig received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.