Who We Are

Gary A. Schmidt, IPI's Managing Director, is a seasoned senior executive with vast communications knowledge and a BA in Economics from Harvard and an MBA in Business Strategy and Marketing Research from The Wharton School.

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Who We've Helped

"Watching Schmidt re-work a presentation is like watching a great jazz musician – you don't know where it's coming from or how exactly it works, but it works magnificently."

Operations Executive,
Bank of America

"Calling this a 'presentation development class' is really a gross understatement. Gary provides really valuable insights into the minds of the top executive."

Vice President, Charles Schwab & Co.

"The TOP GUN Program is the best training I've had in the past 20 years. I find myself applying Gary's principles every day in all kinds of situations – and not just in presentations."

Vice President of Human Resources,

"I reviewed the evaluation forms from the seminar – on a scale from 1 to 4, with '4' being best, several people gave you a '5' rating. These are far and away the highest ratings received by any of our teachers."

Program Director,
American Association of Advertising Agencies, UCLA

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