Jeffry SchneiderFounder of Ascendant Capital
With more than 24 years’ experience, Jeffry Schneider has made a name for himself in the alternative investment community. He is the Founder of the emerging boutique investment firm, Ascendant Capital, LLC (“Ascendant”). Located in Austin, Texas, Ascendant employs a unique approach to private equity, working exclusively with mature companies that boast low debt and generate income with an exit time frame of 3-5 years.
In less than a decade, Jeffry’s efforts have pushed Ascendant to raise nearly a billion dollars and grow to support more than thirty employees. Working with a large number of investment advisors, broker dealers, and family officers, Ascendant has established itself as a force within the industry. Jeffry believes this success stems from the open and family-like environment at Ascendant, and is especially proud of the culture he and his team have created.
Prior to Ascendant, Jeffry Schneider worked at a number of leading financial services firms including Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney. From 2002 to 2004, he held senior positions at Axiom Capital Management and Paradigm Global Advisors.
In his free time, Jeffry enjoys travel, fitness, and charity work. Having visited parts of South America, Asia, and Europe, his favorite place is rural Thailand, and cites the local culture’s friendly and giving demeanor as a highlight. When not traveling, Jeffry enjoys keeping fit and healthy. He has participated in a number of endurance events across the globe, including a full ironman in New Zealand, several marathons, and a handful of half ironman competitions. Jeffry also supports several causes including the Gazelle Foundation, Gods Love We Deliver, Cherokee Home for Children, and Wonders and Worries.