Cascadian Group, LLC has hired J. Corey Schmid as the firm’s Director, Management and Operating Engagements. Corey’s responsibilities include business development for the firm as well as providing expert management and operations consulting for Cascadian Group, LLC clients.
Corey brings over 15 years of experience to Cascadian Group, LLC, with a proven track record in diverse business leadership in the medical/technology, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries; she has led and managed all facets of her business units, from acquisition to divestiture. An accomplished and results-driven general business director who has managed personnel and businesses across the globe with technically intensive organizations, Corey’s specializations include P&L turnaround navigation, new business integrations via mergers and acquisitions, diverse product/service portfolio management, marketing, project management, and organizational productivity improvement.
Before joining Cascadian Group, LLC, Corey attained comprehensive, multi-site and business management responsibility for Respironics, a rapidly-growing healthcare division with Philips (a Fortune Global 500 company). She also led product management and solutions development initiatives with Invizeon Corporation and Invivodata.
Corey not only is tireless in her work pursuits but also in her work with various business organizations that foster start-up success and entrepreneurship. She is a current Venture Partner with Seven Peaks Ventures and a mentor with Founder’s Pad, helping entrepreneurs focus on customer development in order to grow their businesses. She also is a past Board member of the Oregon Bioscience Association.
Corey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development/Psychology from Boston College and an MBA in Business Administration and Management from Portland State University — School of Business. She is a two-time Boston Marathon qualifier, avid mountain biker, and former female winner of the Last Train to Boston Marathon. She lives with her husband and two sons in Bend, Oregon.
ABOUT CASCADIAN GROUP, LLC
Cascadian Group, LLC (“Cascadian”) is a private firm dedicated to venture development, executive management and marketing consulting, and M&A support. We are on a mission to help build better businesses, and believe in reaching beyond incremental improvements to seek crucial opportunities that can substantially enhance a company’s performance and value. Our clients are typically early-stage to mid-cap companies in transition, facing significant challenges and events.