Growing Great Companies

Profiles: Learn about our team members!


  • B.S. Engineering Management with honors, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
  • M.B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Member, SHRM Foundation Thought Leaders
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Jeff A. Schmidt

CDI Global Partner

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Office Location: Chicago, IL
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Jeffrey Schmidt is a partner of CDI Global based in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a B.S. degree in engineering management with honors from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jeffrey joined CDI Global from Towers Perrin, where he was a managing director and member of that firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He has 30 years’ experience in management consulting, teaching and research. He is an expert on growth strategies and their implementation through business combinations. He is a member of the SHRM Foundation Thought Leaders and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado and a member of the Committee on Corporate Development at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago.