Mr. Schmidt currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of PACE Funding, a start-up firm providing innovative financing for renewable energy, energy efficiency and water efficiency projects through property tax assessments. He has worked in the solar and renewable energy industry for over 10 years, holding executive positions at industry leaders SunPower and SunEdison.
His priorities as an airport commissioner are to strive to make SJC the leader among the nation's airports in energy and water efficiency and to ensure that the airport continues to add direct flights to domestic and international locations.
Mr. Schmidt received a BS in biochemistry from UCLA and an MBA from UC-Davis. He has lived in San Jose for 15 years with his wife and two sons. He has visited approximately 20 countries.