Randy Schmidt

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Randy has over 24 years of experience with the last 18 years being in the education finance industry. He has led legal and compliance departments, created and managed sales organizations and managed client relations for national servicing firms like AES/PHEAA and secondary market clients. He is responsible for the business development and marketing activities of Ascent Student Loans focusing on school, bank and other third-party client relationships. Prior to working in student loans, Randy handled commercial real estate transactions in private law practice with an emphasis on municipal ordinance compliance and financing of municipal improvements. Randy graduated from Juniata College and then received his J.D. from Widener University.