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Schultz Bio

Steve Schultz

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Steve Schultz graduated from Emmerich Manual High School in 1984 and Butler University in 1988. At Butler, Steve majored in history and political science, was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, and played football for the Bulldogs, who won two Heartland Conference championships over his four seasons. After graduation, Steve served as an aide to Governor Bob Orr until the end of the Orr Administration in January 1989.

After receiving his law degree from Yale in 1992, Steve studied at the University of Cambridge, where he earned a postgraduate degree in international law as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar. Steve began his legal career at the firm of Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis, where he practiced corporate law for six years. In 1999, he joined the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, where, as a corporate attorney based in London, he specialized in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and capital markets financings. Steve returned to Indiana at the end of 2001 to join Irwin Financial Corporation, a publicly-traded financial services company based in Columbus. He was named the company's General Counsel in September 2004.

In November 2004, Governor Mitch Daniels asked Steve to serve as his chief legal counsel, a position that he held until January, 2006, when he returned to Irwin Financial.

Steve lives in Columbus with his wife Brynne and their four daughters: Evelyn, Anna, Audrey and Mary Claire.