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We bring an innovative and creative approach to investing in alternative assets. Our mission is to deliver above-market, risk-adjusted returns. We always operate within our risk management framework maintaining a commitment to the core principles of independence, integrity, transparency, discipline and excellence.
We are a privately owned, independent boutique investment firm, established in 2004 and, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
We employ investment strategies across various alternative asset classes through Limited Partnerships, operating companies and service providers. Each investment strategy is deployed through an independent SNL subsidiary either wholly owned or co-owned that is deeply aligned with the strategy and equipped with the professional talent essential to effectively achieve the investment objective.
SNL is led by its founders:
Mr. Schauz is a successful entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in financial services. He has structured and managed investment funds, spearheaded corporate finance, and managed asset-based portfolios across a number of asset classes and industries.
Mr. Schauz commenced his professional career in private equity with Deutsche Capital Management AG, Germany’s largest independent fund arranger at that time. While there, he was responsible for new fund concepts, offerings and strategies, as well as fund administration and fund management of real estate, entertainment and renewable energy investments. Assets under management were valued in excess of Euro 4 billion and included investments across Europe and the U.S.
Mr. Schauz quickly garnered a reputation as a pioneer for structuring some of the more groundbreaking funds. As an example, he co-founded and served as the Managing Director for the IMF Film Funds which he then merged with a worldwide film distributor subsequently taking the newly created entity, IM Internationalmedia AG, public through an IPO at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. His success propelled him to relocate from Germany to the U.S. where he founded Worldwide Film Partners, LLC. Through Worldwide, he established and managed film funds providing more than $500 million of capital for the financing of major Hollywood film projects. Recognized as a leading entertainment finance expert, Mr. Schauz has and continues to be called upon by major U.S. studios, independent film distributors, and investors around the globe to advise them on entertainment related financial transactions.
Mr. Schauz’ experience also includes assignments with Time Warner in New York, Robert Bosch AG in Stuttgart, and Mercedes-Benz in Paris. He regularly works with domestic and international asset owners, advising them on investments in alternative assets in the U.S. and Europe as well as the divestiture of assets within their portfolios. He also co-founded Activus Risk Management, an enterprise risk management firm that provides audit and regulatory compliance services, products and solutions.
Mr. Schauz is a graduate of Philipps-University Marburg, Germany with a degree in business administration and international economic relations. His post-graduate education includes course work in marketing and public relations at State University of New York, New Paltz.
Ms. Longarzo is a successful senior executive and entrepreneur. Her analytical skill set and results driven approach span raising capital, structuring alternative investment strategies, streamlining operations, and teambuilding across diverse sectors.
Ms. Longarzo began her professional career at IBM Corporation. Her near decade-long tenure culminated with her becoming one of the company’s youngest Marketing Managers, supervising a thirty-person plus team. Having relocated to the west coast of the U.S., Ms. Longarzo provided management services to start-up and emerging ventures. Assignments included rebranding and relaunching the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences for the IDSA, helping to build the organization and its Board of Directors which at the time included executives from Dreamworks, Sony, Sega, Disney, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts. Other noted projects included developing and implementing a financial strategy for a television production company, developing a market strategy for a $100 million R&D company’s proprietary technology, raising capital for independent low-budget films as well as producing a handful of low-budget independent projects. Throughout, Ms. Longarzo hired project-focused teams.
Prior to SNL, Ms. Longarzo served as President & CEO of the Emerging Technologies & Businesses of Titan Corporation. At Titan, she led a team empowered to monetize intellectual property assets through new venture creation, licensing agreements and divesting non-core assets. Additionally, she managed the corporate investment in venture capital and private equity funds. Prior to joining Titan, she served as Vice President for a Draper Fisher Jurvetson venture capital affiliate.
Throughout the years, Ms. Longarzo served in a variety of Board Director, Board Advisor or Board Observer positions for private companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, and not-for profits. She also co-founded Activus Risk Management, an enterprise risk management firm, headquartered in Los Angeles and New York. Ms. Longarzo has been a guest speaker at Dartmouth College and the University of Southern California, School of Law.
Ms. Longarzo received her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and her Bachelor of Science from Long Island University, Post Center where she graduated summa cum laude with concentration in Finance, Marketing and Economics.