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Managing Partner

Peder Schmitz

Professional Background

Peder is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Columbia Pacific Wealth Management. He has spent his entire professional career in wealth management, working closely with families to help manage the complexities that often arise while growing and preserving their wealth. Prior to founding Columbia Pacific Wealth Management, Peder was a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.


Peder was raised in Tacoma and graduated from the University of Washington. He is an avid fly fisherman, but his favorite way to spend his free time is seeking new adventures with his wife and two daughters.


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain