Souheil Badran, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Souheil Badran is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Northwestern Mutual. He is responsible for identifying opportunities in innovation communities and overseeing Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Cream City Venture Capital, and
the Wisconn Valley Venture Fund.
Before beginning at Northwestern Mutual, Badran served as president of Alipay Americas, the world’s largest third-party payment platform, where he was responsible for enhancing the buying experience of millions of Chinese consumers who shop annually by
bringing mobile and online payments to merchants in North and South America. Prior to his beginning at Alipay, Badran served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Edo Interactive, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital
River, and Senior Vice President and General Manager for First Data Corporation’s E-Commerce Solutions Group. He began his career in Milwaukee at M&I Data Services.
Throughout his career, Badran has had experience with organizations that ranged from venture capital-funded, private equity-owned to various public companies. His career has led him to gain global experience across the e-commerce, big data, security,
and payment industries.
Badran, born in Lebanon, graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1988, and went on to receive a master’s degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch in 1997. He currently serves as a board
member for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Craig Schedler, Venture Partner
Craig Schedler serves as a Venture Partner with Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, the company's corporate venture capital arm. Craig is responsible for managing NM’s strategic venture capital investments in financial technology, digital health, data
analytics and client experience.
Previously, Craig was a Director in the Corporate Strategy function at Northwestern Mutual. His team provided analysis on current competitive threats and opportunities, and how the strategic actions of those competitors affect NM.
Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Craig was a member of the healthcare investment banking team at B.C. Ziegler and Company executing both merger and acquisition and capital markets transactions.
Jeb Bentley, Vice President Investment Strategy, Northwestern Mutual
Karl Gouverneur, VP Digital Workplace & Corporate Solutions, Northwestern Mutual
Christian Mitchell, President, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company