Steve Schneider is a lifelong entrepreneur, whose experience as a licensed Business Broker began with the purchase of a business brokerage franchise in 1983. Since 2005, he has also served as a Registered Franchise Consultant.
Prior to 1975, Steve was employed as a Registered Representative of Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis and A.G. Edwards & Sons. In 1976, Steve joined the ranks of the self-employed with the purchase of a tiny retail optical shop. The business grew substantially over the years and, in 2001, he accepted an unsolicited offer to sell his retail stores to a national chain.
During his career, Steve has also been a principal partner in the ownership of five different franchise businesses. In addition to business brokerage, they were in the fields of real estate investment, senior care and employment services.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting. He is based in Sarasota.