Geoff is currently a Director at Portage Point, where he focuses on providing investment banking advisory services. Mr. Schmitz has over 13 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience, most recently with Houlihan Lokey’s Special Situations and Financial Restructuring Group. During his seven years with Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Schmitz was involved in a wide range of domestic and cross-border restructurings and recapitalizations, M&A transactions, and financings across a broad range of industries including consumer retail, TMT, transportation & logistics and engineering & construction services

His notable assignments include the Puerto Rico Government Development Bank, Boardriders, Toys R Us, TOMS Shoes, J.Crew, Quiksilver, OneWeb Global, McDermott International (NYSE:MDR), Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO), Hunter Defense Technologies, Syncreon Group, Eagle Bulk Shipping and Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives (NYSE:IEA), among others

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Schmitz was a Senior Associate in the Valuation and Strategic Analysis at Providence Equity Partners, where he worked with the private equity and credit teams. He began his career with KPMG’s Economic and Valuation Services Group in New York

Mr. Schmitz holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Bucknell University and an MBA in Finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mr. Schmitz currently serves on the Board of Directors of Astor Services for Children & Families