Wally Schmader is an experienced CEO leader and leadership coach. He’s spent 20 years in executive roles in the financial services sector. He’s authored three influential books on leadership — the #1 bestselling What Exceptional Leaders Know, Exceptional Leaders Playbook and Full Contact Leadership. He possesses a BA in Business and Marketing from Texas Tech University and resides in Norfolk, Virginia. As a Vistage Chair, he leads a select group of dynamic, growth-focused, innovative, high-integrity leaders who lead some of the fastest-growing businesses in the Coastal Virginia region.