About 2017-10-02T15:55:19+00:00

Tom Schmidt, Host of The Private Deal Guy

Tom Schmidt is an investor, entrepreneur, and attorney who has been making, creating, protecting, and investing money for over 20 years.  Tom received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/International Politics from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is also an Honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review.

In his law practice, he represents clients in investor, shareholder, and partnership disputes, so he has extensive experience looking at deals and the way they can go wrong.   Mr. Schmidt currently serves as general counsel and a director of several companies.

Tom is a Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and a founding Board Member of Grateful Americans Charity, benefiting veterans with PTSD.  He is also the CEO and Founder OnBoard Tours, a 13-year old tour business.

Tom Schmidt is also “The Private Deal Guy,” helping his friends, partners, clients, and even strangers invest smarter.

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Rita Karpel, Partner

Rita Karpel is a seasoned industry professional with more than 30 years of experience raising capital, building books of business, generating revenue, PR, IR, managing sales, marketing, strategic alliances/partners, operations, executive radio producer, TV, business development and event planning for high profile and boutique financial institutions. She formerly held a Series 3 license and worked as a VP and futures broker. Over the past 10 years, Rita has been consulting for various industries in private and public equity. Rita brings an extensive network of deals, media and client contacts.