Spirit of Life Award Gala
The National Business Products Industry Presents:
The 2014 Spirit of Life Gala Honoring Steve Schmidt, President International Office Depot
Steve Schmidt is President, International for Office Depot. Steve brings to the Company over 30 years of diverse business expertise and leadership. Steve previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and New Business Development for Office Depot. Before joining the Company in 2007 as President, North American Business Solutions Division, he was with ACNielsen Corporation, the world’s largest marketing information and research company, where he spent 12 years in senior management roles, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to ACNielsen, Steve spent eight years at Pillsbury Food Company, serving as the company’s President of Canada and Southeast Asia. He also held management positions at PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.
Steve is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a BA in Industrial Administration. He is a member of the boards of the Purdue Research Foundation and Krannert School of Management.