Traverse City, MI, February 2018 – Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies announces Steve Bell as Chief Financial Officer for Michigan, northeast Ohio, southwest Florida and U.S Virgin Islands.
In this role, Steve will continue to develop the financial well-being of the organization through Quality Management, Promoting Process Improvements, Forecasting, and Managing Profitability. Steve’s role will also have a longer-term focus on Risk Management, Opportunity Assessment, and Strategic Planning.
Steve brings to our team over 23 years of experience, most notably in Automotive and with large corporations. The last 20 years were spent in West Michigan with Johnson Controls and Gentex Corporation, focusing on a wide range of financial roles. Those experiences include: Plant Controller, Customer Account Manager, Customer Account Finance Director, and Product Finance Director-Electronics. After active participation in Johnson Controls’ sale of part of its electronics division, Steve moved to Gentex as their Finance lead for integration of the acquisition. Most recently he was Global Commercial Finance Lead for Gentex’s Fiat-Chrysler, Hyundai-Kia, and Tesla accounts before accepting a role with the Schmidt Family of Companies.
Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from Michigan State University. Although he grew up and graduated from High School in Traverse City, he has spent the last 20 years in West Michigan.