Faculty: Larry Schimka

Larry Schimka, MBA

Adjunct Professor

San Francisco, Online

Most of my professional life has concentrated on retirement benefit plans, either through their design, implementation or management, and I have held benefit management positions with a variety of companies over the past 20 years. I was the Manager of Strategic Benefit Planning for Robert Bosch LLC. In this role, I made economic recommendations to Bosch management regarding existing and proposed retirement benefit structures and oversee key metrics by which these plans are benchmarked. This April I accepted a new assignment within Bosch as their Manager of Health & Welfare Benefits. Robert Bosch is the second largest privately held company in the world and has over 300,000 employees worldwide, 17,500 of which are in the US. Prior to working for Robert Bosch I was a benefit plan design consultant for The Cochlan Group in Chicago, Illinois. The Cochlan Group is a consulting firm that specializes in creating, implementing and administering executive compensation packages for Fortune 1000 companies and the banking industry. Prior to working for the Cochlan Group, I was the Assistant Vice President and Director of Employee Benefits at ABM Industries Incorporate in San Francisco. ABM provides building maintenance services throughout the United States and has about 64,000 employees. Their largest customer was the World Trade Center in New York City. I have an M. B. A. from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Finance and Accounting, and I hold a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation (CEBS), which is a jointly sponsored program through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of Business. I have attained fellowship status within CEBS. In 2013 I was awarded the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award at Golden Gate University. During my leisure time, I enjoy handcoloring vintage photographs and have spent the past five years chronicling the history of baseball through vintage photos that I have hand colored. I enjoy running and recently was a finisher at the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon. I am registered to run Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2016 with the Multiple Sclerosis Team.


FI 422
Retirement & Employee Benefits Planning


  • Strategic Benefit Planning and Design


  • BA (Political Science), Loyola University
  • MBA (Finance and Accounting), University of Chicago


  • 2003 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2001: Taught CEBS 4, Retirement Plans: Defined Benefit Approaches and Plan Administration at Golden Gate University


  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Golden Gate University, 2013
  • Earned Fellowship status from the International Foundation and the Wharton School of Business, 1991


  • 1989: Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal regarding runaway cost of health care in Kalamazoo, Michigan