Charles Schott has extensive experience in international investment and finance policy, as well as in matters involving international trade, telecommunications, technology, venture capital and business strategy. He has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors.
Mr. Schott served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade and Investment Policy at the U.S. Treasury, where he was responsible for trade negotiations and for matters relating to international investment. His office was active on issues relating to the World Trade Organization and the negotiation of bilateral and regional free trade agreements, particularly on matters relating to financial services and investment. His office also oversaw the Treasury-chaired inter-agency Committee of Foreign Investment (CFIUS) in the United States. Mr. Schott also served as senior advisor to Invest in America, the U. S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration initiative to promote foreign direct investment, where he helped design and grow the new organization.
Prior positions in the public sector have included serving as Chief of Staff at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as the FCC’s Division Chief for Mass Media Policy, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) in the U. S. Department of Commerce.
In the private sector, Mr. Schott utilized his strategic business and consulting expertise for firms such as Intellectual Ventures, where he served as head of strategic sales and marketing; McKinsey & Company as a management consultant in the London office; and Charles Schott and Associates where he currently leads a management consulting practice. He also served as one of the founding executives of Hearst New Media & Technology, an operating group of the Hearst Corporation, where he was responsible for the creation and operation of Hearst New Media Ventures and, subsequently, as the founder of Paradigm Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory firm based in Greenwich, CT.
He started his career as a corporate attorney in the New York and Washington, DC offices of Dewey Ballantine.
Mr. Schott received a B.A. in history and an M.B.A., both from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.