Darvin Schmidt

Darvin Schmidt


A finance and operations executive proficient at developing operational best practices through a unique collaborative management style, is skilled in developing vision and executing on operational analysis, actionable reporting and business processes that support key sales and business development initiatives. He has a broad operational background in a diverse array of vertical markets. As a product marketing innovator, he delivers significant business results in challenging start-up or high growth environments. He has a reputation for running lean operations and emphasizing winning team strategies.

Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2005 - Present


BNS Enterprises

A management consulting firm specializing in financial advisory and strategic consulting to companies wishing to accelerate growth and optimize value prior to financial or strategic transaction.

Mar 2002 - Feb 2005

Chief Operating Officer

BrideStuff.com, Inc.

Built the infrastructure and managed the operations of a wedding accessories e-commerce start-up.Directed financial management, business development, marketing and new market strategy; oversaw website development, back office processes, fulfillment procedures and merchandising.

Apr 1995 - Jan 2001

Vice President, Corporate Finance

Southwest Securities

Officer of public financial services and brokerage firm with sales in excess of $250 million annually.  Second member of a Corporate Finance Department of 20 professionals.  Responsible for deal origination, due diligence, transaction analysis, and closing.  Business development activities included the Healthcare, Telecommunications, Internet and B2B Software industries.

Jul 1993 - Feb 1995

Senior Consultant

Senior consultant in the Financial Advisory Services practice.  Supervised staff members in completing financial analyses, valuations, capitalization plans, restructurings and litigation support services for multi-national clients.