Jeffry Schneider is more than just the founder and CEO of Ascendant Capital, LLC., he is also an amazing man with a history of philanthropy that continues to this very day. Before he created Ascendant, Jeffry Schneider worked for several prestigious firms and among these were Smith Barney, Alex Brown, and Merrill Lynch. While working for these firms, he picked up plenty of experience in dealing with alternative investments and deepened his knowledge through working with a variety of different clients. Jeffry also worked for Paradigm Global Advisors and Axiom Capital Management and served on the management teams of both. While working for those companies, he built ties with hedge fund managers in order to confirm that they were the right match for the many different clients that the firms had. He also worked with alternative investment managers as an advisor and helped them to understand the best ways to structure their investments.
Jeffry Schneider believes that when a person becomes a success, it is their obligation to help others. He supports numerous charitable organizations, and one of his favorite is the Gazelle Foundation. This organization helps people in Burundi, Africa by constructing clean water systems where there otherwise would be none. Instead of suffering from sickness, disease, and possibly death, the people of Burundi get clean water. This water helps the general population but also helps to build the infrastructure of the city by feeding into educational institutions, churches, and medical facilities. To date, more than $1.3 million has been donated to the organization, and Jeffry is proud to be a part of something that is changing so many lives. Jeffry also supports Wonders and Worries, The Cherokee Home for Children, Camp Honey Creek’s Summer Dream Program, and Gods Love We Deliver.
Jeffry Schneider received his Bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and continues to educate himself through traveling and reading. His vimeo account features lots of videos featuring travel locations and information about traveling. Jeffry has traveled all over but especially appreciates Eastern Europe and rural Thailand and Budapest. He hopes to continue his travels and has pledged to always help people in need and follow on his Twitter.