Based in the United Kingdom, George Schmidt is General Manager of Salience Learning and Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner for Blue Matter Consulting (Salience Learning’s parent company). He has worked with more than 25 biopharmaceutical companies over the past 20+ years to assess organizational learning needs and drive learning transformation. 

He has significant recent experience working with multiple large pharmaceutical companies to define and implement global L&D strategies and teams. George served as a board member for the Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN) from 2012-2014. Previous experience includes consulting and leadership roles at Campbell Alliance (now Syneos Health Consulting) and ZS Associates. George was also a Captain in the US Army. He earned an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and BS degrees in Economics and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

George developed his passion for training from his time in the US Army, where he served as his Battery’s training officer and came to understand the importance of, as Bill Murray so artfully said it in Stripes: “Army Training!”