National Program Director | Onward to Opportunity

Prior to joining Onward to Opportunity – Veterans Career Transition Program, Mike served as the Boots to Business Program Manager for the at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families for four years. During this time he was responsible for the strategic development, implementation, scaling and measurement of all internal and external program operations. His efforts contributed to the program expansion to over 180 military installations worldwide and helped to serve over 60,000 transitioning service members, veterans and their family members.

Schoeneck is a 2006 alumnus of Syracuse University’s (SU) Whitman School of Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and supply chain management. As an student, he was head manager of the SU Orange men’s basketball team. In that role, Schoeneck was a member of the 2003 National Championship team, in addition to two Big East Championship teams in 2005 and 2006.

Prior to joining the IVMF, Schoeneck was employed at Pyramid Management Group, a commercial real estate development company headquartered in Syracuse, NY where he held positions in both finance and sales. His responsibilities included the development and implementation of large-scale real estate operating budgets and the management of national portfolio relationships.

Schoeneck has previously served as the Team Red, White and Blue Syracuse Chapter captain for four years. Team Red, White and Blue (RWB) which works to create veteran communities through physical and social activities. In this role he worked to help create organizational wide business processes and helped to oversee northeast expansion into the Albany, Buffalo, Oswego, Rochester, Southern Tier, Syracuse and Watertown areas. He currently serves in an advisory role to the organization.

Additionally, Schoeneck also serves as the National Vice President for the Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity.