President Bio


  • Bruce Schmidt founded BKS Investment Services in 2000. 

  • Prior to founding this firm he was a market maker / trader for three years at Security Investment Co. of Kansas City.  

  • Prior to that he was an investment analyst for seven years with American Century mutual funds' investment management group. 

  •  He also spent three years at United Missouri Bank as an investment analyst, and five years as a utility financial analyst for the Missouri Public Service Commission.  

  • He served as COO / CFO of Agora-X, a start-up over-the-counter commodities swap exchange facility, from 2008 through 2010. 

  • He received an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Missouri in 1982.  

  • He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1986, and is a member of the CFA Institute (CFA Website).