John Schuele

President & CEO

John Schuele is the President and CEO of Waitt Company. Prior to joining Waitt in 1998, John held a series of top management positions at Deloitte, Convergys (CVG) and First Data Corporation with an emphasis in mergers and acquisitions. John has served as CFO, President for over 20 years serves as director for Waitt Company. He is a director of Premier Bank, Waitt Company, and Battle Sports.

John is a former board member for Customer Service Profiles a premier provider of “Voice of the Customer” research and market research solutions; Vornado Air, a Wichita based manufacturer of premium branded room circulators and steam products for consumers; Election Systems & Software, the leading provider of end-to-end, fully integrated voting and business services solutions; NRG Media, a broadcast company; Gold Circle Films, an independent film production company with over a $1 billion in box office revenues; and Prince Global Sports.

John is active in the community; he has been a mentor since 1987 beginning with Big Brothers Big Sisters and continuing today with Teammates Mentoring.  He currently serves on the advisory board for the UNL school of accountancy, is a Trustee for the University of Nebraska Foundation and serves on its Finance Committee.   He is also a board member for CUES (Catholic Urban Education) and a board member of The Kind World Foundation. He is past chairman and board member for the Teammates Mentoring Program, and current Board member of Teammates Foundation.   John also served on the Marian School Board, is a past chairman, board member of the Millard Public Schools Foundation, and was a member of the President’s Council of the Omaha YMCAs.

John is married and has two adult daughters, who are both married.


BSBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Accreditations of Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant

1992 Attended Harvard Business School of Negotiations

1993 Attended Michigan Business School of Strategic Planning