Carine Schneider is an experienced and well-connected leader in the private market and global compensation industry with deep experience working in consulting, technology & financial services. She is the President of AST Private Company Solutions, based in Menlo Park, California and serves as a member of the AST Private Company Solutions, Inc. Board of Directors. She was named one of the 100 Influential Women in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and one of 17 “Women to Watch” in 2017 by Brown Brothers Harriman Center on Women and Wealth.
Carine was formerly the President, NASDAQ Private Market Equity Solutions, responsible for worldwide sales, marketing and operations. She has held various leadership positions including CEO of Certent, founder and CEO of Global Shares, Partner at PwC and Nua Group, Director of Strategic Planning with Morgan Stanley and was the Leader of the Global Stock Plan Services at Towers Watson. She was the founder and CEO of WFFConnect, a mission-driven company that connects women founders with the investment community that was acquired by WorldWideWomen. Carine served on the Board of Directors of both Certent and Global Shares.
In 1992, Carine was the founding Executive Director of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP). In 1999, Ms. Schneider founded the Global Equity Organization (GEO) that now has over 6000 members worldwide. After 18 years as Chair, Carine was recognized as Chair Emeritus. Carine was also a founding Board Member of the Santa Clara University CEP Program and served as Chair twice. Carine started her career as Manager of Shareholder Relations at Oracle Corporation where she assisted in the IPO and managed all aspects of the company's various stock plans.
Ms. Schneider was born in The Netherlands and speaks Dutch and English. She received her degree in Psychology & Sociology from the University of California. She is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, including President Obama’s 2016 Global Entrepreneurial Summit, and has authored various articles and chapters in industry publications.