Allison Schmitt


Now a Principal and adviser to DI, Allison formerly served as DI’s Chief Financial Officer, where her responsibilities included financial reporting and management, project accounting, payroll, budgeting, forecasting, managing banking and audit relationships, income and tax compliance and other complicated numbers.

During her career she accomplished: putting a formal job cost system in place which measures each capability’s profits, established budgets, managed yearly growth while remaining debt free, developed KPI’s, and flourished by starting new entities and divisions. Allison’s support enabled all departments of the company to excel with better bottom-line results.

Allison’s other official roles at DI have included managing DI’s HR and IT teams. She oversaw compliance, compensation, benefits, hiring, training and retention of employees with a strong focus on work-life balance, leadership development, and entrepreneurship. She also oversaw DI’s growing in-house IT team.

Allison was recognized in 2017 as one of the CFO’s of the Year by the Kansas City Business Journal. She holds degrees in both finance and economics from the University of Kansas. And in her spare time, Allison works on her riding skills with her horses and spends time with her son and two daughters.