Mr Schmitz’s responsibilities include structuring, negotiating and executing micro cap buyouts and assisting with their management. Before joining JZ International’s London office in 2007, Mr Schmitz worked with MezzVest, a pan-European mezzanine fund based in London, focusing on mid-market mezzanine investments in Germany, Italy and France. In addition to this, Mr Schmitz also worked with KPMG and Deloitte & Touch in Germany. Mr Schmitz holds a BA in Economics from the Buckinghamshire Chilterns University, London and an Executive MBA from the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany. He speaks German, Italian and English.