Ronald M. Schneider

Director, Corporate Governance Services Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN)

Photograph of Ronald M. Schneider  Ron joined the DFIN Global Capital Markets group as Director of Corporate Governance Services in April, 2013.  He is responsible for providing thought leadership on emerging corporate governance, proxy and disclosure issues.

Over the past four decades, Ron has advised senior management, the C-suite and boards of public companies of all sizes, industries and stages of growth facing investor activism, as well as challenging and sensitive proxy solicitations involving corporate governance, compensation and control issues.

His primary recent focus has been helping companies conduct engagement programs with their top institutional investors with the objective of identifying and addressing investor concerns through best practices in proxy disclosure.

At DFIN, Ron works closely with clients and our firm’s sales and service teams to identify and implement appropriate changes to proxy statement design, content and navigation that fit each client’s unique corporate culture and proxy-related objectives.

During his career he has managed more than 1,600 proxy solicitations, 200 tender or exchange offers and 30 proxy contests, with his proxy fight clients succeeding in over 70% of such situations.

Ron’s prior experience includes three years at AST Phoenix Advisors and nine years at BNY Mellon, providing thought leadership on regulatory changes and emerging best practices, and advising clients on proxy, governance and activism issues.  Prior to that, Ron spent four years at The Financial Relations Board (FRB), a leading investor relations agency, where he managed its proxy solicitation, corporate governance and stock surveillance practice. Before that, he was a consultant to major proxy intermediary ADP Investor Communication Services (now known as Broadridge), where he served as its first “Issuer Liaison” with responsibility for its relationships with issuer companies.  Earlier in his career, Ron held increasingly senior positions at major proxy solicitation firms Morrow & Company, D.F. King and Georgeson & Company, where he served on its first Board of Directors.

Ron earned a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University.