David Schmahl

David Schmahl

EVP & Chief Executive – Healthcare + Scientific Industry Practice, Technology Industry Practice


"The work of blending our model with the expertise and enthusiasm of volunteers is highly rewarding."

David Schmahl, EVP, serves as chief executive of SmithBucklin’s Healthcare + Scientific Industry Practice, as well as chief executive of SmithBucklin’s Technology Industry Practice. David leads all aspects of both practices, including their strategy; client organization service delivery and performance; new client development; talent development and acquisition; operational excellence; financial management; and thought leadership. He has been with the company since 2003, and has served as executive director of client organizations in all three industry practices, steadily acquiring additional executive responsibilities. He also provides executive oversight of three of SmithBucklin’s wholly owned subsidiary companies.

Prior to joining SmithBucklin, David’s experience combines a Fortune 100 corporate environment with that of a high-tech media start-up. He served on the Corporate Management Team of Next Generation Network, Inc., a digital media company that was acquired and folded into the operations of Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC). He started his career at Procter & Gamble, serving in multiple customer- and brand-related positions in both Chicago and Cincinnati, Ohio.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.