Rebecca Schmidt

Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Client Service Administrator

Education

  • University of Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota

    JD

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Rebecca (Becky) Schmidt serves as Resonant’s Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Client Service Administrator.

She joined Resonant from U.S. Bank’s Private Client Reserve, where she spent over 12 years as a Trust Officer and Private Wealth Advisor. Prior to that experience, she worked in private law practice in Madison. Becky’s combination of legal and client experience is of great value to Resonant and its clients.

She and her husband Jeff are natives of LaCrosse and attended the University of Minnesota together and where she also graduated from Law School. Jeff is Associate Athletic Director for Administration at the UW-Madison Department of Athletics. Becky and Jeff have a daughter, Sydelle.

What profession did you want to have when you were young?

I come from a family of physicians…you could say that practicing medicine is in our blood. Unfortunately (and ironically) for me, “blood“ ultimately did in my dream of becoming a doctor. I’m too squeamish.

What song would you sing at karaoke night?

Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Tokyo. My husband played professional baseball and we came close to moving to Japan so he could play in the Nippon League. We decided to stay stateside, but visiting the city has been on my bucket list ever since.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I’m a Super Nintendo wizard. Many, many years ago, I “beat” two of the system’s games (Donkey Kong Country and Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, if you’re wondering). I’m not sure if this qualifies as a talent, but it’s definitely been a secret until now.

What is the first job you ever held?

The irreverent Minnesota Law & Politics was a must-read when I was in law school. I loved the magazine so much that I reached out to the editor on a whim, sending along a few writing samples from school. A few weeks later, I had my first assignment and a paycheck that I photocopied for posterity. While technically not my first job, it’s the first that I loved.