Steve Schmidt joined Freddie Mac in 2008 and is currently the National Director and Production Manager for Seniors Housing. During his tenure at Freddie Mac, Mr. Schmidt has been responsible for over $25 Billion of Senior Housing Loan Production. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Mr. Schmidt was Vice President-Production with Merrill Lynch Capital Healthcare Real Estate Finance from 2003 to 2008. From 1985 to 2002 he held various senior positions in Production, Credit, Asset Management and Strategic Planning with Heller Financial Commercial Real Estate in Chicago, IL. Mr. Schmidt holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.