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Paul W. Schmidt


Paul is a member of the Consumer and Industrial Practice Groups at Boyden. He has a distinguished career for over 25 years with top-tier executive search firms.

Professional Focus

  • Member of the Consumer and Industrial Practice Groups
  • Leads C-suite, board-level, and senior functional search assignments in the industrial and consumer sectors for public, private/family owned, private equity sponsored, and offshore multinational industrials.

Business Expertise

  • 25+ years executive search experience at the Partner and Managing Partner level.
  • Clients have included diversified corporations, startups, Fortune 500 companies, Fortune 1000 companies, US multinationals, as well as the US subsidiaries of offshore industrials.
  • Successfully completed numerous senior level executive search assignments including Member – Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, President, Group Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Earlier corporate experience in marketing, sales and strategy with Beatrice Foods Co. Baxter Laboratories, and Exxon.

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Consumer & Retail
  • Industrial

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • CEO & Board Services
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

Additional Sector Expertise

  • Logistics/Supply Chain

Education & Certifications

  • MBA from Washington University in St. Louis
  • BS in Applied Mechanics from Washington University in St. Louis



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