Schaerer Appointed Deputy Director for Business and Industry

Las Vegas, NV - October 16, 2015

Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow today announced that Marcel F. Schaerer has been appointed as a deputy director for the Department of Business and Industry, effective October 19 . Mr. Schaerer will be based in the Las Vegas Director’s office and will manage the newly created office of Business, Finance and Planning. The office will work with existing businesses in Nevada on access to capital and business advocacy, and develop business-to-business events and programs.  

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 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.  



Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
(702) 486-0407