Richard J. Schmeelk
Dick Schmeelk, based in New York, was a founding partner of CAI in 1989. He was previously a General Partner of Salomon Brothers Inc., a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of Salomon Inc. From 1980 to 1987, Mr. Schmeelk was responsible for Salomon Brothers' worldwide corporate finance activities. During this period he played a key role in Salomon Brothers becoming the leading U.S. investment banking firm in raising capital for corporations, governments and financial institutions worldwide.
Throughout his career, Mr. Schmeelk has been involved in Canadian-U.S. financial matters. During his tenure at Salomon Brothers, the firm was recognized as the leading U.S. investment banking firm serving the Canadian public and private sectors. Mr. Schmeelk had senior responsibility for Salomon Brothers' relationships with the Government of Canada, seven Provinces and a number of other public sector entities. He also advised many corporations including Bell Canada, Canadian Pacific Limited, Imperial Oil Limited and Northern Telecom Ltd.
Mr. Schmeelk has served as Co-Chairman of the Canadian-American Committee, Chairman of the National Policy Association and was Chairman of Bio-Research Laboratories Ltd. He is presently Chairman of the Development Committee of the Inner City Scholarship Endowment Fund of the Archdiocese of New York, President of the International Friends of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Honorary U.S. Chairman of Université Laval.
Mr. Schmeelk holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Western Ontario, Université Laval and Bishop's College.