Schneider took on the leadership role at Anywhere in 2017 after a lengthy career in the financial sector.
- Current role:
- Director, CEO and President, Anywhere Real Estate Inc.
- Madison, New Jersey
- Power 200 Leadership Ranking:
Other notable roles
Schneider currently serves on the Elevance Health board of directors and the Anywhere board of directors.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a PhD from Yale, both in economics, Schneider got his professional start at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, rising to partner in five years. His next stop was Capital One, where he rose to president of its credit card group, the company's largest and most profitable division.
Schneider joined Anywhere Real Estate, then known as Realogy, as its COO, president and board member in October, 2017 and took over as CEO in December of that year.
How he describes himself
Schneider told the Inside the Ice House podcast that while a PhD in economics might not be typical for a business leader, "I'm so glad I went down that academic learning journey. It has served me well from a thinking standpoint and a context standpoint for my whole career."
How others describe him
"The steady leadership of Ryan Schneider is a big part of the reason (for Anywhere's turnaround), and we think continues (his status as) one of the most powerful people in residential real estate," according to the T3 Sixty Real Estate Almanac.
"With more than two decades of leadership experience in the financial sector, Mr. Schneider's record of accomplishment demonstrates his strategic expertise in rapidly changing consumer business areas including product design, high impact marketing, big data and risk management excellence," Elevance Health (then Anthem Inc.) said when he joined its board.
Did you know?
His dissertation at Yale was titled "New Risk Management Ideas in Derivative Markets: Standardizing Assets and Hedging." Schneider could easily have had a career as an academic, but opted to enter the world of business. While at Yale he was awarded one of three 1994 Raymond Powell Prizes for outstanding undergraduate teaching.