As the Founder and CEO of Ascendant Capital, LLC based in Austin, Texas, Jeffry Schneider has aided in the raising of nearly one billion dollars as he helped the company grow to over 30 employees since it was launched in March of 2012.
Schneider has extensive experience in the financial services and alternative investments industries including previous positions with the well-known financial services firms Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, and Alex Brown. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Ascendant Capital, an alternative investment boutique firm, sources leading private equity, real estate, and hedge funds and develops value-added offerings appropriate for a wide range of qualified investors. Offerings are distributed through United States brokerage firms, private banks, registered Investment Advisors, and international markets.
Committed to helping the less fortunate, Schneider works diligently with a number of charitable organizations including the Gazelle Foundation, Wonders and Worries, and Cherokee Home for Children.
The Gazelle Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents of Burundi by providing an access to clean water and to ensure that every dollar is used for its original purpose.
The work at Wonders and Worries, a nonprofit organization that is the only one of its kind in the United States, is to provide professional support to children and teens so that they can continue to succeed in school, attain academic success, and enjoy activities even though they have a parent who is going through an illness. Provided is individual and group therapy, how to build coping skills, and other education so that families can thrive during the difficult time.
The goal of the Cherokee Home for Children in Texas is the engagement of those children in community, education, and church activities, positively influence their lives, and to prepare the children for when they leave Cherokee.