Jeffry Schneider was raised in Manhattan and attended the University of Massachusetts after high school. After graduating from college Jeffry began his career in the financial services industry, working for companies like Alex Brown, Smith Barney, and Merrill Lynch. It was through these companies that he would acquire a vast knowledge for alternative investments.
He joined the Axiom Capital Management team in 2002, creating many relationships with hedge fund managers and fostering those relationships to ensure that they would be a perfect fit to the company’s client base. He also worked with alternative investment managers by advising them on the best ways to control and run their investments. Schneider would join the company Paradigm Global Advisors in 2004.
Jeffry Schneider branched out on his own in 2009 when he founded Ascendant Capital. This would be an investment firm that had an emphasis on alternative investments. The firm helps identify real estate, hedge, and private-equity funds that are not typically made to investors. After finding alternative investments, Ascendant helps create services for their clients that include operational, educations, sales, and marketing services.
During the company’s years of infancy, he worked closely with Virtus Real Estate. His efforts during that time helped raise six different funds, which aided in purchasing more than $1.5 billion in real estate. Under his spectacular leadership, the firm would experience significant success, growing to become a firm with more than 30 employees.
Working closely with his team, Ascendant has raised close to $1 billion on behalf of several investment managers. The firm estimates a steady climb of around $50 million each month over the next year alone.
Jeffry Schneider is dedicated to his team at Ascendant, working tirelessly to bring out the very best qualities and work from his team members and company. He has a way of demanding the very best out of himself and those he works with, attributing much of the firm’s success to their very unique culture that promotes trust, hard work, and open communication.
Schneider is not only committed to Ascendant Capital, but also to his life outside of work. He is completely committed to living a healthy lifestyle at work and at home. He continuously trains and has competed in numerous half-Ironman challenges. The competitions have helped him travel, taking him to places like California, Texas, Florida, Saint Croix, and Chile. He also travels to many places around the world outside of his fitness ventures, with Thailand and Budapest being among his favorites.
Jeffry Schneider is also an active philanthropist, involved with numerous causes like Wonders and Worries, the Gazelle Foundation, Camp Honey Creek’s Summer Dream Program, the Cherokee Home for Children, and Gods Love We Deliver.