Edward M. Schmults

Advisory Partnership Executive at Pasadena Capital Partners LLC

Edward M. Schmults

Edward M. Schmults

Advisory Partnership Executive at Pasadena Capital Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

RedEnvelope, Inc.
Patagonia, Inc.
Red Envelope, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

419

Primary Location

New York City, NY

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1963

Age

55

Interests

Cooking, Rowing, Surfing, Fly-fishing, Marathon Running

Relationships

Co-Founder at Vera Bradley, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Vera Bradley Designs, Inc.

Co-Founder at Vera Bradley, Inc.

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Vera Bradley, Inc.

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Hill Holliday

Former Interim Chief Financial Officer at Destination XL Group, Inc.

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Consumer Growth Partners

Former Senior Partner at Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP

Chairman-Mid Atlantic Region at Teach For America, Inc.

Chief Strategy & New Business Development Officer at Burberry Group Plc

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Edward M. Schmults
Advisory Partnership Executive at Pasadena Capital Partners LLC
Education
B.A. in Economics & Political Science

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

M.B.A.

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2009 - Current

Wild Things LLC manufactures climbing and defense clothing. The firm offers packs, luggage, T-shirts, climbing suits, and mountain gears. The company was founded by Marie Meunier and John Bouchard in 1981 and is headquartered in Middletown, RI.

Advisory Partnership Executive
Current

Pasadena Capital Partners specializes in organizing, structuring and sponsoring MBOs, going-private transactions and recapitalizations of established public and private companies in the small middle-market. The firm invests in the consumer-oriented (products, services or franchise), multi-unit operations, manufacturing, specialty retailing (non-fashion) and financial services/insurance industries. They seek to lead control equity investments in partnership with owner/managers in companies headquartered throughout the US, with an emphasis on Southern California. Pasadena Capital Partners also offers non-control equity co-investments to limited partners, lenders and other third parties.Pasadena Capital Partners looks for companies: (1) with branded or non-commodity products, services or franchises (2) with defensible competitive advantages (3) with increasing demand from consumer end-users or a diversified customer base (4) with a leading or recognized position in a growing, niche market (5) that are profitable with expected growth in cash operating earnings of at least 10% per annum (6) with modest capital requirements, but with above average rates of return on invested capital (7) with minimal risk from technological change and (8) with minimal exposure to government regulation and reimbursement.Pasadena Capital Partners targets transactions with enterprise value of $20 million to $150 million. Control equity investments range from $5 million to $30 million. Their targeted transactions include: (1) traditional management buyouts of companies in ownership transition (2) recapitalizations of family or founder-owned businesses (3) acquisitions of non-core divisions of larger companies (4) friendly acquisitions of undervalued small-cap public companies and (5) turnarounds on a highly selective basis.

Chief Executive Officer & President
2005 - 2009

FRED CL HOLDINGS, Inc. manufactures and retails toys including stuffed animals, dolls and collectibles. It also offers wooden related products. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2010 - Current

Guided by our founders, Patricia R. Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Vera Bradley has earned a reputation as a leader in the gift industry. Creating stylish quilted cotton luggage, handbags and accessories, the company combines smart product designs with distinctive and colorful fabrics and trims. The Vera Bradley story is a testimony to the American Dream. While on vacation in March of 1982, Patricia and Barbara were awaiting a flight in Atlanta when they noticed a definite lack of feminine-looking luggage. The longtime friends wasted no time in correcting this situation. Within weeks, these dynamic women had created a company, named after Barbara's mother, capable of marketing and manufacturing their cleverly designed products. The demand for these unique handbags and luggage items has grown and so has Vera Bradley, which is now nationally and internationally recognized. For over 20 years, Vera Bradley has had a loyal following of customers who not only look forward to our lovely new fabrics and styles that are introduced each season, but who also appreciate the function and quality that is synonymous with our name.

Member, Board of Directors
2009 - Current

Wild Things LLC manufactures climbing and defense clothing. The firm offers packs, luggage, T-shirts, climbing suits, and mountain gears. The company was founded by Marie Meunier and John Bouchard in 1981 and is headquartered in Middletown, RI.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current

First Insight, Inc. provides predictive analytic platform that retailers use to select the most profitable new products for improved sales, margins, and inventory turnover. The firm's predictive analytics solution gives retailers guidance for product design, buying, assortment planning, pricing, and marketing decisions. The company was founded by Gregory J. Petro in 2007 and is headquartered in Warrendale, PA.

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Member, National Council
Current

OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE THE LARGEST NATURE RESERVE IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, A REFUGE FOR PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE PRESERVED FOREVER AS PART OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE.

Director
Current

TO ENSURE THE GROWTH AND SUCCESS OF THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY.

Trustee
Prior

THE MISSION OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP SCHOOL IS TO BE THE LEADING SOURCE AND TEACHER OF WILDERNESS SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP THAT SERVE PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

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Political Donations
$250
2002

Former General Manager at The Quinnipiack Club, Inc.

$250
1999

Former Senator from New Jersey

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