ben schneider

Founder & Managing Partner


Ben Schneider brings a mix of operating experience at the executive level as well as investing experience to BASE.

Prior to founding BASE, Schneider was a member of the Senior Executive Team at IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX).  As Chief of Staff, reporting directly to the CEO, Schneider focused on areas of Strategy, Corporate Development / M&A, Marketing & Communications, Budgeting, Operating Plans, and operations in China. During this period, the company achieved several significant milestones, including doubling its revenues, increasing EBITDA margins by 15%, and more than doubling its market capitalization from $800 million to over $1.7 billion.

Prior to IMAX, Schneider worked for Susquehanna International Group, a multi-billion dollar investment firm.  He began his career as an Analyst at The Walnut Group, a private equity firm with investments in the retail, consumer, media and entertainment sectors. 

Originally from Cincinnati, Schneider holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.