Jeff Schneiders is a Managing Director of The Chicago Corporation. He has over 25 years of investment banking experience principally in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Schneiders has completed nearly 100 middle-market transactions ranging from exclusive sales for private companies and private equity firms to divestitures from publicly traded companies. He has also raised financing for numerous clients.
Mr. Schneiders’ industry experience is broad based spanning primarily the industrial manufacturing and distribution, consumer/food and business services sectors. He also has extensive Special Situations expertise representing underperforming companies in distressed sale transactions both in and out of bankruptcy. Jeff has won numerous transaction-related awards and he often speaks on the topic of middle market mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining The Chicago Corporation, Mr. Schneiders was Managing Director and co-head of Fort Dearborn Partners’ investment banking practice. Previously, he was a Managing Director in corporate finance at Andersen and Mesirow Financial, Inc. In addition to his investment banking experience, Mr. Schneiders has worked in sales at IBM Corporation and public accounting at Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Schneiders is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association. He also is a former board member of an investment firm with oversight responsibilities in alternative assets including private equity. He currently serves on the board of advisors of Crushers Club, a non-profit providing after school boxing and music programming for at risk youth in Chicago.
Mr. Schneiders earned an MBA from Northwestern University with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing. He earned his undergraduate degree from Miami (Ohio) University in Accounting. Mr. Schneiders is a Certified Public Accountant. He is qualified as a General Securities Representative and a General Securities Principal.
Jeff can be reached at 312-283-0807