Marc Schneider is founder of Twelve Lions Capital, a financial advisory, consulting and investment management firm. Prior to founding Twelve Lions, Schneider was a Managing Director of Avenue Capital Group, where he was responsible for Avenue’s European Funds’ investments in the basic materials sectors. Before that, he was a Director in the Investment Banking Department of Salomon Smith Barney. Before moving into finance, Schneider practiced corporate law for Cravath, Swaine & Moore and for Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. He holds a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.