Deputy Director Marcel F. Schaerer


Marcel SchaererMarcel F. Schaerer is the Deputy Director for the Department of Business and Industry. Business and Industry oversees 13 diverse state regulatory divisions- from the Athletic Commission to Financial Institutions to Taxicab Authority. Schaerer is based in the Las Vegas office and manages the Consumer Affairs Unit and the Office of Business Finance and Planning, which works with existing businesses in Nevada on access to capital, business advocacy and the annual Governor's Conference on Business.

Schaerer has more than 30 years of experience in business operations, development and managementHe is the co-founder of International Professional Development Services, a business consulting and training firm established in 1996. Previously, he worked at the Nevada Small Business Development Center for 5 1/2 years as director of the Imagine 2020 Initiative and a brief term as the director of southern operations.  Prior to that he was the division director at the Center for Employment Training in Reno.

In addition to his business operation and organizational development experience, Marcel has served as an instructor of macro and microeconomics at the University of Nevada Reno. He also has extensive experience implementing training programs, diversity workshops and creating collaborative business partnerships.

Schaerer earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Global Studies, and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a certified NxLevel for Entrepreneurs instructor and has received Lean Manufacturing Training certification from Nevada Industry Excellence.