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R. Louis Schneeberger
Chief Financial Officer, Panther Expedited Services, Inc.
Mr. Schneeberger serves as CFO of Panther Expedited Services. Prior to that, Mr. Schneeberger was a Partner and Managing Director at private equity firm Knowledge Investment Partners (KIP). Mr. Schneeberger has spent the last several years assisting several private equity firms in an operating capacity, acting as interim CFO at Austin Powder Company and assisting Anderson-DuBose in a major acquisition. Additionally, for more than eight years, Mr. Schneeberger has done strategy consulting with several business startups. He assisted in forming JumpStart as its Founding Chairperson and led the cleanup process of a Cleveland-based public company, OM Group, resulting in a massive restatement, settlement of class action lawsuits and total compliance with the SEC and the NYSE.
Mr. Schneeberger was one of four owners and a director of Olympic Steel during its growth from a small company to a $600+ million public company. He was also Chairman of Royal Appliance from 1995 until its sale in 2003. At the time of sale, Royal was bringing in more than $400 million in sales.
Mr. Schneeberger began his career as an employee with Arthur Andersen for 10 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Kent State university.
Mr. Schneeberger sits on the Governance, Finance, Investment Approval and Human Resources & Compensation committees of the JumpStart Board.