Sergei Schmidt Managing Director

  • StrategyDirect Lending, Special Situations
  • LocationNew York
  • EducationB.A., Finance, University of Economics and Finance in St. Petersburg, Russia
    M.B.A., Columbia Business School
  • Prior ExperienceVarde Partners
    Pretium Partners

Sergei is a Managing Director on the Capital Formation team based in the New York office. He focuses on capital raising and investor relations activities in North America across H.I.G.’s credit strategies.

Sergei has 15 years of experience in investment management and institutional sales. Prior to joining H.I.G., Sergei was a Director at Varde Partners, where he was responsible for business development, capital raising, and investor relations. Prior to Varde, Sergei held similar roles at Pretium Partners and PIMCO.

Sergei earned a B.A. in Finance from the University of Economics and Finance in St. Petersburg, Russia, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.