Monica C. Schmid

Monica is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of experience in strategic planning, product management, marketing and communications. She is recognized for her lateral thinking and her unique ability to apply sophisticated models to transform innovative ideas into viable and pragmatic business solutions. Monica helps clients build innovative business plans and effective marketing and communications plans.

Her expertise has helped organizations build strategic plans, develop winning business models, launch new products, and increase market share while continually improving business results. She achieves success by thoroughly considering the big picture, connecting the dots, assessing overall implications and influencing decision-makers.

Monica began her career with IBM Canada where she achieved early successes in marketing, sales and product management. She was recognized for her achievements by receiving numerous sales, special contribution and team success awards. She then joined BMO Financial Group as an IT Planning Consultant and after receiving the inaugural CTO Award, received a succession of significant promotions joining the executive ranks just 3 years later. As an executive, her cadre of responsibilities included business experience running the most frequented retail channel at the bank, automated banking machines (ABMs), and leadership for E-business product management, marketing and communications.

As a consultant, Monica has worked in several industries including pharmaceutical, retail, technology and financial services. She has assisted organizations with strategic planning engagements, opportunity assessments, service quality enhancements, and relationship management effectiveness.
Monica’s rare combination of business acumen, technical knowledge, sales achievements and strategic aptitude has resulted in significant business outcomes and organizational recognition.

Monica holds a Bachelor of Mathematics with a Business Administration Option from the University of Waterloo.