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Steve Schmidt - Dean's Advisory Council

Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt
(Retired) President, International
Office Depot

Steve Schmidt was President, International, for Office Depot. He brought to the company more than 30 years of diverse business expertise and leadership.

Mr. Schmidt previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and New Business Development, for Office Depot. Before joining the company in 2007 as President, North American Business Solutions Division, he was with ACNielsen Corp., the world's largest marketing information and research company, where he spent 12 years in senior management roles, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to ACNielsen, He spent eight years at Pillsbury Food Company, serving as the company's President of Canada and Southeast Asia. He also held management positions at PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.

Mr. Schmidt is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. He is a board member of the Purdue Research Foundation.