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Christopher Schneider

SVP Operations and Chief Information Officer

Christopher Schneider
Bringing more than two decades of experience to his role of SVP Operations and Chief Information Officer, Chris Schneider develops and implements the overall information technology strategy for First Industrial Realty Trust.

Mr. Schneider evaluates information needs and creates strategies for required programming, systems development and hardware acquisitions. He also leads the Company's forecasting efforts for financial planning and operations. Since the Company's formation, he has coordinated the quarterly financial and property statistics reporting.

In addition to his Information Officer responsibilities, Mr. Schneider leads property management operations for the Company's West Region. Previously at First Industrial, he handled all of the tax functions.

Prior to joining First Industrial, Mr. Schneider was controller at the The Shidler Group where he oversaw accounting, tax and treasury functions for the Midwest Region. Earlier, he was a tax consultant with Arthur Andersen & Company, where he specialized in real estate and partnership tax, and worked for two residential and commercial property management firms.

A certified public accountant, Mr. Schneider is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the Minnesota Society of certified public accountants. He earned his Bachelor of Science in finance and accounting at the University of Minnesota.