Director of Development

Steve Schmidt

February 2017
Maize, KS
Bethel College, Accounting

What do you like best about the Profit Builders culture and working here?

Profit Builders is very focused on providing our clients quality service at an affordable price. Creating and building friendly relationships within the Profit Builders team translates into positive atmosphere with our vendors and most importantly, to the clients we serve each day. We want to be better together!

Tell us about your career development.

I am the product of a loving and hard-working family which are key to who I am today. Early in life, I began working in a variety of restaurant and service jobs until joining Ernst & Young after college graduation. As an audit manager in Wichita, KS, my clients included restaurant franchisees, benefit plans, bond funds, oil and gas companies and the largest bank in Kansas. After 8 years in public accounting, I joined a multi-concept restaurant franchisor with locations throughout the Midwest and the country of Mexico. Shortly after joining the firm as the CFO, I became a shareholder and later partnered with one of our franchisees to purchase the franchisor. As the CFO and partner in a mid-sized company, I was responsible for many aspects including banking, insurance, legal, technology, personnel, and general business management. After 22 years in the restaurant business, I sold my interest and served as CFO for an affordable housing non-profit before joining Profit Builders.

What sets Profit Builders apart from its competitors in the industry?

We are large enough to have quality staff and be on the cutting edge of new technology solutions, yet small enough to keep personal relationship and excellent client service as a top priority.

Profit Builders's PROWORK system concentrates on the relationship between employer, employee, and the payroll provider. How do you feel that connection is important?

The PROWORK system allows us to combine the benefits of a premier online payroll solution with the expertise of Profit Builders in-house staff. Partnering with PROWORK keeps our clients compliant with the ever-changing regulatory environment while providing easy access payroll information for their company and employees.

Tell us about your family and hobbies.

I have been married to my beautiful wife for over 30 years and look forward to another 30!! We raised 3 young men in the nearby community of Hutchinson, KS and were in various leadership roles at Journey Mennonite Church until moving back to Wichita in 2016 where we are attending First Mennonite Brethren Church. We enjoy biking, walking, travel and watching movies together.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself.

Lynn and I have traveled to many wonderful places including an awesome trip to Maui where we left at 2am to drive to the top of Mount Haleakala for an unbelievable sunrise followed by a memorable 23-mile downhill bike ride to the coast!

2872 North Ridge Road Suite 201
Wichita, KS 67205

(316) 729-7900

(316) 721-2732

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Profit Builders is an accounting services company built on experience, commitment and technology. We have a proud history of building quality long-term client relationships. Our mission is delivering the highest quality accounting services that reduce your business risk and improve the quality and pace of your business decisions. Our goal is to remove the burden of accounting and payroll activities to allow you focus on building a profitable business.

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