Peter Schmedt joined Atlantic American in October 2006 and currently serves as a Managing Director.
Mr. Schmedt has been a senior merger and acquisition and corporate finance dealmaker for over 16 years, and has closed over 100 transactions valued at over $1.1 billion. Mr. Schmedt formerly worked for Quality Distribution (NASDAQ: QLTY), the largest chemical transportation company in the U.S. as its acquisitions director and was involved in the entire process of identifying, analyzing, negotiating and closing target acquisitions.
Prior to Quality, Mr. Schmedt served as M&A Director for Brooke Franchise Corp in Kansas City, a top-50 independent insurance agency; Managing Director for J.W. Parker and Company, a middle-market M&A services firm in Tampa, also serving as its interim CFO; an Associate Director for Geneva Capital Markets working on business valuations and M&A services; Senior Business Consultant for Tunstall Consulting, a Florida-based regional business consulting firm gaining experience in capital raising and IPOs; and began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in Tampa as Senior Auditor and Consultant. During his career, Mr. Schmedt has developed significant expertise in the PEO/Staffing/HR, real estate, distribution, transportation, insurance, technology and retail industries.
Mr. Schmedt earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Accounting at the University of South Florida. He is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, a licensed real estate broker, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and a Certified Public Accountant.