Richard Schneider, Board ChairmanManaging Director, Easton Capital Investment Group, New York, NY

    Dick is a founding partner of the Easton Capital Investment Group, where he and his partners oversee a group of venture capital and private equity funds with a combined portfolio of more than $200-million. Prior to joining Easton Capital in 1997, Dick was Vice President of Corporate Development at Handy & Harman, a diversified industrial company, and Vice President, Planning & Development at Sequa Corp. (formerly Sun Chemical). At Sequa, he participated in initiatives that increased revenues from $700 million to more than $2 billion and completely restructured the operating base of the company through a series of acquisitions and diverstitures. Before joining Sequa, Dick held senior development and planning positions at Continental Grain Company, General Foods and Arthur D. Little.

    He received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and BS and AB degrees from Princeton University.

    Dick serves on the Boards of Achronix, Sonics, TLC Envirotech and Java Brands. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Upstate Venture Association of New York since 2004, and is also a member of the National Advisory Council of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. He has served as a volunteer Investment Manager to New Mexico Community Capital since 2009. He has family in Corrales, NM.