Jeff Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer


Jeff Schmidt is CEO of ECI. He is an experienced corporate leader with nearly three decades of experience catalyzing high growth for world-class managed services, technology, and cybersecurity companies. Jeff is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for ECI’s next phase of growth, building service offerings and expanding into adjacent markets to continue driving exceptional value for clients and partners. 

As a transformational executive, Jeff takes a people-first approach to build and elevate innovative technology companies to the forefront of highly competitive global markets. Jeff previously served as President and CEO of Avertium, successfully overseeing the merger of four companies, harmonizing the services portfolio and growing revenue threefold in four years. Avertium was recognized as No. 781 in the 2022 Inc. magazine annual listing of the 5,000 largest private companies in the U.S. Jeff spearheaded the cyber fusion strategy that leveraged the firm’s consulting services and its managed services, helping to keep customers safe against bad actors.  

Prior to Avertium, Jeff served as President and CEO of Authomate where he engineered the acquisition of five technology patents, and grew the startup from 0 to more than 100,000 users. Earlier, as chief operating officer of SQS North America, Jeff drove significant growth, executing go-to-market strategies for the company’s automotive and gaming industry software, and building revenues tenfold in two years.  

In addition to holding positions of increasing responsibility with prominent companies including Lucent and International Network Services, Jeff is a contributing author to books on cybersecurity and sales strategy and a frequent industry speaker at events held by Gartner, RSA, InfoSec, and Cisco. A resident of Atlanta, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and six grandchildren. He coaches little league baseball and plays competitive tennis.