These commentaries are a publication of Chessiecap, Inc. and Douglas M. Schmidt.
Chessiecap, Inc., is the parent company of Chessiecap Securities, Inc., a boutique investment bank serving growth and technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic. Chessiecap Securities raises capital for its clients and provides merger & acquisition and strategic consulting services.
Doug Schmidt, CEO & Managing Director of Chessiecap, is the primary author of the commentaries.
Mr. Schmidt has been an active member of the Mid-Atlantic financial community for almost 20 years and is one of the most experienced middle market professionals in the region. He began his banking career with First National Bank in Chicago and the M&A Department of Drexel Burnham in New York. He founded and headed technology practices at Ferris, Baker Watts and Legg Mason Wood Walker before serving as a partner in venture capital with Grotech Capital. Mr. Schmidt founded Chessiecap in 2003. Mr. Schmidt is a longstanding member and former director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), past chairman of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, and an active member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s capital formation committee. He holds an AB from Harvard College and an MPPM from the Yale School of Management.