We know Jeffry Schneider as a businessman mainly but there is much more to this man than just being a businessman. A native of Manhattan and a notable & renowned veteran of the financial industry, he is a man with many professional skills. Jeffry began his career in his own hometown. He graduated from the reputed University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Aside from Jeffry Schneider’s interest in finance, he is a health and fitness enthusiast. While living in Austin, Jeffry actively trains for Ironman & Half-Ironman challenges. The Ironman Triathlon can be considered one of the most difficult triathlon races of the world. The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 180.2 kilometer bicycle ride, a 3.86-kilometre swim, and one marathon of 42.1-kilometre run. The Ironman Triathlon is raced without any break.
Jeffry Schneider in the Ironman & Half-Ironman Challenge
The Ironman & Half-Ironman challenges can be considered one of the most challenging and difficult single day sporting events. Jeffry took part in challenges that were held in Chile, California, Saint Croix, Florida, New Zealand, and Texas. Jeffry approaches his career and his fitness with the same mindset. He establishes and proves himself as one champion in the two respective fields through the drive and tireless diligence to surge ahead and exceed expectations.
Jeffry Schneider: The Fitness Enthusiast
Jeffry Schneider grew up in Manhattan and he used to actively participate in various sports. His interest in health and fitness started with soccer & developed into weight lifting, biking, running, and swimming. Today one can find Jeffry pushing the boundaries on the running trail of Austin’s Town Lake.
Jeffry still provides nutrition, health, and fitness tips and advice for his peers and colleagues. His adventurous and insightful approach to nutrition and fitness still inspire and influence people around him.
He also loves traveling to different parts of the world. He has explored the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Southern Asia extensively and learned a lot from these tours as well. He also cares very deeply for various causes that help the underprivileged and less fortunate. Jeffry Schneider is one of the contributing members of the Cherokee Home for Children, Wonders & Worries, Gazelle Foundation & several such organizations.
The manufacturing of rail tanks and cars can be considered by many to be a niche industry. A large one to be sure, as this is a multi million dollar industry, but one that not a lot of people hear about or take notice of. Gregory J. Aziz, chairman and CEO of National Steel Car of Ontario knows this very well and is quite alright with the anonymity that his business enjoys. Having a low-key public presence may seem counter-productive to some, but it does have its advantages.
This allows more focus to be put on the day to day operations of the company, such as growth in all sectors of the business and ensuring that a quality product is always produced. Since there is not a lot of competition in this field, quality and craftsmanship are always on top of the priority list that Greg Aziz has to keep his eye on. Renewing and acquiring production contracts means having a name in the business that speaks to the longevity, integrity, and quality that a business carries with it.
Gregory James Aziz can bring all of that and more to the table, with his reputation doing the speaking for him. He is well known in the business community as being driven in business, and charitable in person. He is also known for helping the business of National Steel Car grow substantially in the years directly following his acquisition of the company. It grew by leaps and bounds in the first few years of him at the helm and continues to maintain that growth currently. This is also good for the local economy as it has helped boost the workforce.
So even though this may be a niche industry, there is a lot that can be learned from how this particular business is run. How to grow a company and maintain that growth is one lesson. How to ensure and maintain quality during and after a period of growth is another. All told, if you are in the transportation industry then this is a CEO and company worth keeping on your radar.
Recently Adam Milstein was named to Richtopia’s list of Top 200 Philanthropists around the world, a list that includes many famous celebrities, politicians and businessmen like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Milstein has been able to contribute a lot to Jewish American community groups thanks to his success at Hager Pacific Properties where he is currently Managing Partner. Milstein is the founder of the Milstein Family Foundation and the Israeli-American Council, two organizations which have been the force behind his philanthropy. He had a lot to say to Ideamensch in an interview they had asking him about what he does at Hager Pacific Properties.
Milstein told Ideamensch he had come to graduate school at USC looking for an opportunity that fit his interests and experience, but when none were found he decided to enter commercial real estate. He went on to say that one of the biggest tasks he has is going out on his own to accomplish the necessary tasks, and he believes in not limiting himself to any specific goals to do so. He also says his philanthropy is important to his daily structure, and one of the software platforms he uses to get things done with is Constant Contact.
Adam Milstein is the oldest of three sons raised in a Jewish family that immigrated to Israel in 1948. His early work consisted of building framing, a job that he worked in alongside his father. He also was in the Israeli military from 1971 to 1974 including a tour during the Yom Kippur War of 1973. He studied business and economics at the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology and later moved to the US with his wife Gila and their two daughters, though they had another one after the move.
Adam and Gila Milstein began being very active in philanthropy in 2000 when they started the family foundation. They adopted three core philosophies of active philanthropy, path life impact and philanthropic synergy. Most of their interests revolve around promoting strong Israel and US relations and promoting Jewish interests on university campuses. They do also have a lot invested in Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a Hebrew learning course for families.