Steven Schmidt

Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking
Investment Banking
Additional Expertise

EdTech, SportsTech, Human Capital Management, FinTech

Steven Schmidt is a managing director and co-head of the technology investment banking group in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Schmidt has more than 18 years of experience working with technology companies globally. He re-joined Piper Sandler in 2015 from Navidar Group LLC, a boutique technology investment bank. Previously, Schmidt was senior vice president of corporate development at Digital River, Inc., where he was responsible for M&A and strategic investments and had operational responsibility for certain commerce and payments business units. Prior to Digital River, Schmidt spent 11 years at Piper Sandler as a senior officer in the technology investment banking group and later as head of technology capital markets. Schmidt has served as a director on the Boards of Delivery Agent, Inc., an e-commerce company in the United States; Softonic S.L., a software and internet company in Spain; and fatfoogoo AG, a financial technology company in Austria. Schmidt has significant experience with cross border transactions having successfully completed deals in Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Romania, China, Taiwan and Australia.

Schmidt graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a bachelor’s degree in economics.