With more than 25 years’ experience, Jeffry Schneider is a leader in the alternative investment community. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of an emerging boutique investment firm. Located in Austin, Texas, the firm takes a unique approach to private equity, working exclusively with mature companies that boast low debt and generate high income.

Under Jeffry’s expert guidance, the firm has experienced great growth and now supports more than 55 employees. Servicing a large number of investment advisors, broker-dealers and family offices, the firm has established itself as a force within the industry. Jeffry believes this success stems from the dedication and camaraderie of the employees and is especially proud of the culture he and his team have created.

not your typical wellness blog

From Paleo to Pilates, a new fitness fad pops up every year, and I have probably tried them all—for a day or two. (I even attempted the miso soup diet once. I think I’m good on sodium for the rest of my life.) The problem with most fitness fads is that they are not built to last. For a trend to become a habit and for a …

Not Your Typical Wellness

super tuscans to rescue

The history of Super Tuscan wine fascinates me as much as its taste. This varietal is notoriously bold in flavor, but the winemakers who defied convention to create it may be even bolder, and certainly more notorious. In the 1970s, Super Tuscan producers broke with Italian tradition to create a wine that would be valued on its own merit rather than its affiliation with the revered Chianti …

stronger than ever, together

Lately, it is hard to watch the news. From hurricanes to wildfires, the tragedies in Houston, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and California have rocked the nation to its core. So many have lost homes, careers, lifestyles and even loved ones. Despite the national trauma of these natural disasters, more people than ever are coming to each other’s aid, literally banding together hand-in-hand to save neighbors caught in …

how good leaders get shit done

It is well past lunch time, and yet the meeting drags on. Tom from accounting has been listening to himself talk for almost an hour, and even he is starting to lose the thread. You have graduated from secretly checking the time on your cell phone to staring shamelessly at the clock on the wall. We’ve all been there: the meeting that veers off track, leaving everyone …

A Good Leader Share His Knowledge

giving back to the community

Every week, Meditation Bob comes to the office to lead our team in a group meditation. This moment of stillness in the usual chaos of the workplace is priceless, but Bob won’t accept payment. Instead, he suggested that we donate to the Cherokee Home for Children—a home for abused, neglected or abandoned kids. This struck a chord with me. Charitable giving has always been a personal priority, …

a full-bodied red

A full-bodied red, bold yet smooth with a hint of complexity around the edges: when it comes to wine, I’m no connoisseur—I just know what I like. I keep my wine fridge stocked with Napa Valley cabs and Super Tuscans, chilled to perfection. A sommelier friend once described cabernets as the “beach babes of the vineyard” because of their full flavor profile and easy drinkability, but an …

Full Bodied Red

the books behind success

To me, the best books are those that teach us something—a new approach to business, the biography of a great leader or a spiritual practice to live by. Books like these have shaped both my professional and personal life in profound ways. If you are on the hunt for a good read, here are a few of my favorites: 1. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, by Meg Meeker …

Strong Father, Strong Daughter

one billion dollar celebration

Following a record quarter raise in April, we crossed the $1 billion mark in funds raised. This landmark achievement is a testament to the rapid growth and dedication of our phenomenal team. To commemorate this milestone, we invited everyone to my home in Austin and celebrated like Texans should: with armadillo races, a petting zoo and arm-wrestling competitions. Check out the highlight reel of the evening’s festivities… …

Jeffry and David in their One Billion Party Celebration

“Love Rocks NYC”

According to noted psychologist, Abraham Maslow’s famous “hierarchy of needs,” hunger and health are the basic needs that must be met before we can satisfy “higher” needs like belonging, love, or self-actualization. To put it simply, if we are starving or ill, we don’t have the bandwidth for anything more than getting food or getting better. Those who have ever battled a serious illness know this struggle …

Jeffry in Love Rock Concert

discovering eleuthera

I might have a New York accent and an Austin zip code, but my heart will always be in the Caribbean. Face in the sun, butt in the sand and an ice-cold Kalik in hand: this is my paradise. In the West Indies, the perfect beach is not hard to find. From Antigua to Saint Maarten to the Exumas, you’ll find water an impossible shade of blue …

Jeffry in Eluthera