David H. Schmitt | President & CEO

As founder and principal of both ProFun Management Group and Management Resources, Dave Schmitt is recognized throughout the leisure–entertainment–recreation industry as an innovator and standard–bearer. Providing on–site counsel to organizers of seven World Expositions as well as other globally recognized institutions – including Disney, Paramount, Lego, Universal Studios, New York’s American Museum of Natural History, and MGM Sutdios – Dave is widely acknowledged as the industry’s consummate professional.

Under Dave’s leadership, ProFun Management Group offers professional operating management of attractions and other leisure facilities. Dave has led the ProFun team on all projects including Happyland Theme Park in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa, the Suzanne Mubarak Family Park in Cairo, Egypt, Ferrari World Abut Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and the Information & Communications Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, among many others.

The affiliated company, Management Resources, offers strategic assistance to cultural institutions, international developers, the tourism industry, shopping centers, and entrepreneurs in various fields. Dave’s projects throughout Europe, Australia, South America, Africa and the Pacific Rim set the benchmark for operational success.

Relying on his diverse background in finance and marketing management with both the Walt Disney Company and Marriott International, Dave responded to the need for a comprehensive resource by putting together a dream team of professionals – ProFun Management Group.
Contact Dave at dschmitt@profungroup.com