Address: Crown Point, In
Current Employment Info:
SmartCookie Media, Founder and Mastermind Group Host
Events That Don’t Suck, Managing Partner
Current Employment Synopsis:
Serial entrepreneur and digital marketer, Nicole Schmied has attracted customers to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and small businesses for almost two decades. Founder of SmartCookie Media and Partner in Events That Don’t Suck, she provides web, social media marketing, and event strategies with humor, persuasiveness, and profitability. This year she began hosting SmartCookie Mastermind Group for small business owners locally and across the country.
She’s a Friends sitcom fan who has moonlighted as a marketing professor with Trinity Christian College. Her management experiences include software products, as well as construction and financial services in and around over Chicagoland and the Greater Midwest.
But don’t let her fool you, Nicole’s not limited to marketing and quotable 90’s sitcoms; she was the accidental, first place winner at a Lake County Fair Tractor Pull at age 9. (And to her knowledge she remains the only accidental winner since.)
MBA, Indiana University
Bachelors, Business & Communication, Indiana University
GreenArrow Email Software, Indiana
DonorPath Software, Chicago
IFF Real Estate/Lending or nonprofits, Chicago
Reese Inc, Indiana
PHH Mortgage, Illinois, Indiana & Michigan Territories
Circle GMC, Indiana
Board Member/Alumni, The Leadership Institute at Purdue University Northwest
Alumni, The Leadership Institute at Indiana University
When you can find her sitting still (sort of), she’s often found listening to a podcast while working on home design projects with her husband, Kyle and her newest love — one-year-old son, Luke.