Ryan Schmidt

Q&A

What do you really do at work?
As an Accountant, I work alongside our clients and their Executive Directors to provide financial clarity regarding their organization. This includes evaluating financial operations to recommend best practices, identify issues and strategize solutions to help the organizations run efficiently.

Describe your Perfect Day.
A perfect day would start with a round of golf with my family and then would enjoy some rest & relaxation near a pool, lake or ocean. Lastly, I would find a place to enjoy some dancing with friends.

What’s your Superpower?
My best ability is my availability. I am always willing to come in early or stay late to ensure the task on hand is completed. As an accountant deadlines must be met and we need to be available when needed.

What’s your life motto?
Face your fears because your goals demand them. – Alex Honnold

What inspires you?
Being kind to strangers. No matter the scenario you never know what an individual may be going through or what they have already been through. I get nobody is in the mood to smile all the time, but people who have smiles available for strangers who walk by - they are awesome.

Ryan is a lifelong Kansas Citian being born and raised in Kansas. Growing up he spent a majority of his time competing with his two brothers or assisting on his family’s cattle farm. Ryan graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. He enjoys complex problem solving and critical thinking as Ryan loves to challenge himself.

When Ryan is not working for GMP or assisting on the farm he can be found at a KU Royals or Chiefs game.