Michael Schmitz is a Director of the Omni Bridgeway LegalTech B.V. subsidiary in the Netherlands with a focus on LegalTech and group claims platform development.
Michael is responsible for the complete lifecycle of LegalTech platforms used by Omni Bridgeway in Europe. He develops and implements the system and database architecture and monitors system status and improvement opportunities during the whole duration of a case, acting both as a system architect and lead developer. Apart from the IT role, Michael also serves as a discussion partner to the team in support of the operational processing of the case, drawing from his experience in consumer claim operations. As such, he helps Omni Bridgeway to assess group claim cases during the due diligence phase and reviews interesting LegalTech partners and platforms when required.
A serial entrepreneur for more than 10 years, Michael has founded and subsequently managed companies in the consumer claims, career search and industrial consulting fields. He is a self-taught developer with more than 12 years of experience in using Ruby on Rails and built responsive web platforms processing hundreds of thousands of consumer requests with multi-million-dollar claim portfolios.
Michael has been a frequent lecturer on business skills at business schools and companies on three continents. He started his career at Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt.
He holds a MSc. in International Management (CEMS MIM) from RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam and a BSc. In International Business from Maastricht University.