South Florida Intercoastal

Faces in the Industry: George Schmidt

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Dec 21, 2020 Mon

Tell us where you are from, what brought you to Florida, and how long you’ve lived here.

I was born in Florida and have been here my whole life!

Where do you work, what is your job title, and what does your job entail?

I work for Prospay Merchant services and my title is director of Business development. I am what is called an MSP which is a “Merchant Service Provider” are company specializes in the Marine Industry and we are very proud of our relationship with the Marine Industry and MIASF.

How did you initially become interested in the marine industry?

I am a boater and have always enjoyed the water. I felt that the Marine Industry was a perfect niche for my business, so I have worked for the last 12 years to be involved and help my clients with their financial needs.

What is your favorite or most valuable benefit of membership in MIASF?

I think the most valuable benefit is the ability to network with some of the most professional industry leaders in the Marine Industry. I am always impressed on how much the MIASF does for our industry and for all our members. MIASF has been a great organization for me and my company and we a proud to be members

Describe any other community organizations or events with which you are involved?

I am also involved with US Superyacht Association which helps me be more involved in our Marine Industry. I am also involved in my church as a member of the St David’s Men’s Club which generates funds for Hope Outreach that feeds needed families all over Broward County

Tell us about your hobbies and the kinds of things you do for fun.

My wife and I enjoy boating and we love being on the water. I also enjoy fishing, golf, and spending time with family and in particular our grandchildren.