Ascendant Capital, LLC Founder and CEO, Jeffry Schneider runs a tight ship at his company and has over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ascendant is a boutique alternative investment firm that has raised over $1 billion and works with broker dealers, family offices, and investment advisors. Jeffry received his Bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is an alumni there, and then received plenty of education through working for a slew of different prestigious firms. Among these were Alex Brown, Smith Barney, and Merrill Lynch. He also spent time working in the management teams for Paradigm Global Advisors and Axiom Capital Management.
Jeffry Schneider loves to travel and especially does so to learn about different cultures around the world. As a global traveler, he has visited Europe, Asia, South America, and plenty of different states in the U.S.A. and feels that the best way to learn about people is to actually go to where they live and experience what they experience on a daily basis. Two of his favorite places to visit are rural Budapest and Thailand, and he loves how the people their live a life free from the technology trappings that are found in the western world and especially the United States. His Vimeo account is full of videos that offer travel tips and information about the many charitable causes he supports.
Jeffry Schneider also believes that diet is a crucial part of living a full and successful life, and he researches nutrition and shares what he learns with his peers and colleagues. He ensures that every employee at Ascendant has access to healthy meals, and practices what he preaches by eating healthy. His adventurous yet healthy way of living has inspired many people who admire him for his lifestyle. Jeffry loves soccer, swimming, and biking, and the latter of the three have inspired him to join up several half ironman challenges where each participant must complete a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bicycle ride, and a 13.1 mile run.
Jeffry lives in Austin, Texas and donates to several charitable organizations that benefit people from around the world and Texas, itself.