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Program Manager | Boots To Business

Michael Schoeneck

Michael Schoeneck

Program Manager | Boots To Business
Program Manager | Boots To Business

Michael Schoeneck

Schoeneck is responsible for the management, coordination and administration of the IVMF’s self-employment program Boots to Business. Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. In this role he has overseen the development of all program operations, policies and procedures. The Boots to Business program is operated on over 180 military installations worldwide and has impacted over 40,000 service members and military spouses.

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 is involved with Team Red, White and Blue (RWB) which works to create veteran communities through physical and social activities, where he served as the Syracuse chapter’s captain from 2012 to 2016. He helped to grow the Northeast region by assisting in the establishment of chapter procedures and establishing and growing veteran networks in the Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Southern Tier, Syracuse and Watertown areas. He currently serves in an advisory role to the Northeast Regional Director.

Schoeneck also serves on the national board of directors for Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity.