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David Schmidt

SVP, Operations & Chief of Staff

David Schmidt is the Senior Vice President of Operations and the Chief of Staff at Rise. In addition to managing operational functions, he leads cross-functional teams pursuing strategic initiatives to ensure organizational success in all areas of the business. A registered patent attorney, David joined Rise in 2016 after serving as the general counsel of an intellectual property brokerage firm.

David holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University, with a concentration in Biomechanics, and a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Intellectual Property. In between bike rides with his wife and son, he dabbles in woodworking and counts his fingers.