Deputy Director Marcel F. Schaerer
Marcel 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 management. He 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
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.