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Craig Schedler

Venture Partner with Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

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Craig Schedler has served as a Venture Partner with Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures since its founding in 2016. In this role he is responsible to setting the strategic direction for the fund, managing existing investments and participating in identifying new investment opportunities.  His areas of investment focus include financial technology, digital health and enterprise software.

Prior to his current role, Craig was a Director in the Corporate Strategy function at Northwestern Mutual. In this role he was responsible for leading the team which provided competitive analysis on the company’s current competitive threats and opportunities. Much of his work focused on leading the organization in developing a thorough understanding of how the strategic actions of current and emerging competitors affect Northwestern Mutual. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Craig was a member of the healthcare investment banking team at B.C. Ziegler and Company executing both merger and acquisition and capital markets transactions on behalf of clients nationwide.

Craig received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.