Alex Schneider is an Adjunct Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management where he is focused primarily on Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (“ETA”), search funds and private equity. He also serves as the program director for the ETA track of the Zell Fellows Program
Outside of Kellogg, Alex is a co-founder and a managing partner of Clover Capital Partners, an independent sponsor private equity firm located in Evanston that specializes in acquiring small businesses with a focus on food and beverage manufacturing. He is also a co-founder and managing partner of Clover Vitality, a growth equity fund with a focus on investing in emerging consumer products brands. In addition to his strategic investments in food and beverage, Alex personally invests in startups, search funds and other forms of entrepreneurial acquisition. Prior to Clover, Alex spent 10 years in traditional private equity, most recently with Chicago-Based Keystone Capital and began his career in finance with JPMorgan as an investment banking professional. Alex graduated from the Honors Program in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences at Northwestern University and received his MBA from The Kellogg School of Management.