Susan Schneider has worked in the technology and financial industries throughout her professional career, mainly focusing as an
advisor to clients on how to derive business value from technology. Most recently, she consulted with Fortune 500 companies in
developing return-on-investment models, which demonstrated the cost benefits of investing in the software products of specific
vendor companies. Ms. Schneider also wrote financial articles for a Web-based financial information service, highlighting specific
functionality of software products after interviewing vendors and their existing customers.
Ms. Schneider spent over 10 years employed at Gartner, Inc. where, as a director in Marketplace Consulting, she initiated and
developed a successful ROI offering for IT vendors. As part of her role as director, Susan authored vendor-sponsored sales and
marketing papers to assist sales teams with selling strategies. In an earlier role as a TCO benchmark analyst, she communicated cost
efficiency and effectiveness strategies with best practice process improvements to Fortune 100 companies based on their study
results. She is experienced in benchmarking multiple technology areas which provided a more complete understanding of a company's
IT operation and its business impact.
Taking time out after a few years in the technology industry earlier in her professional career, Susan worked as a commercial banking
officer at the Bank of America where she received extensive training in finance, accounting, credit and load structuring. Ms.
Schneider serviced a multi- million dollar portfolio of small to middle-size businesses in commercial lending.
Ms. Schneider earned a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Connecticut, a M.A. in education from Fairfield University
and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
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