Nicholas Schmidt leads Spencer Stuart’s Financial Officer Practice in Latin America and is a member of the firm’s global Financial Services Practice. He previously led the Santiago office and currently leads the firm’s efforts in the financial services and professional services industries in Chile, focusing in particular on investment banking, wealth management, consumer financial services, private equity, insurance and real estate.
Financial services expertise
- Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Nicholas spent five years with Santander, where he led the equity capital markets division and started the equity derivatives and commodities division for Santander Chile.
- As corporate finance executive director for Santander, he led transactions in the telecom, technology, energy and infrastructure industries.
- Nicholas led the corporate finance team at Celfin, a leading local banking investment firm. He also worked in the Atlanta office of McKinsey & Company.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Nicholas is a native of Chile and speaks fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese.