Jeffry Schneider is the Founder of Austin, Texas-based Ascendant Capital, LLC. He operates the company as a branch office of Axiom Capital Management, Inc. and offers securities through them. Ascendant Capital specializes in alternative investing such as private equities, hedge funds, and real estate. He earned his university education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has worked as a financial advisor at such well-known companies as Smith Barney, Alex Brown, and Merrill Lynch.
Schneider is a serial entrepreneur and Ascendant Capital is the fourth company that he has been the founder of. The first company he founded and developed was Axiom Capital Management in March 2002. In May 2004 he founded another financial services company Equities First, Paradigm Global Advisors. He also founded another investment firm in 2006 that was called Alternative Investments. In operating these companies he has learned a great deal in developing and building a financial company as well as deep knowledge in financial products. He has used this experience and knowledge to advise his clients on ways to invest that fall outside of traditional investments such as stock and bonds and how to diversify their portfolios with alternative investing.
Since starting Ascendant Capital in 2012 he has built it into a company that employees over thirty people and that has raised almost one billion dollars. Schneider has built a network that includes more than 250 investment advisors and more than 50 brokers.
Outside of his work Jeffry Schneider has a number of interests including philanthropy. He has volunteered at Wonders and Worries, an Austin nonprofit that provides a network of support for children that have parents with serious illnesses, as well as volunteering for the Gazelle Foundation which works to build and fund clean water projects in Burundi, Africa. He has also supported other charities including Cherokee Home for Children and God Loves We Deliver. Schneider is also an athlete and has competed in various athletic competitions around the world. He has been a participant of marathons (including the New York Marathon), half ironman, and full ironman competitions which involve competing in swimming, running, and bicycling.