Tom Schmitt is president of Hunt Refining Company. Prior to his current assignment, he was senior vice president with Hunt Oil Company for Hunt's development in Kurdistan, Iraq.
Schmitt began his career as a petroleum engineer with the Atlantic Richfield Corporation in 1979 and worked in production, drilling, operations/reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery research, strategic planning and acquisition evaluation.
In 1996, Schmitt left the oil industry for a career on Wall Street. He joined Alliance-Bernstein and soon became co-manager of the Global Research Growth Fund, a product that grew assets to over $65B in 2008. Additionally, Schmitt was responsible for the fund's energy and natural resource investments.
In 2008, Schmitt founded Taum Sauk Capital Management, an energy and natural resource investment firm. Schmitt earned a BS in chemical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.