Steve Schneider, President and Chief Executive Officer, Professional Physical Therapy

Steve Schneider, President and Chief Executive Officer, Professional Physical Therapy

Steve Schneider is President and Chief Executive Officer of Professional Physical Therapy, a company with a history of being in business for over 20 years and one of the nation’s largest physical therapy companies with a team of 1,700+ employees and approximately 200 clinics located across five states in the Northeast.

Mr. Schneider joined Professional Physical Therapy in 2018 with over 35 years of experience as a C-level executive working for a number of public and privately held companies covering a variety of industries.  While at Professional, his goal has been to ensure that the company makes it convenient for its patients to receive the highest quality of care, while providing his team with opportunities to fulfill their professional and financial goals.  As Professional continually strives for excellence, it is proud of the fact that its patients consistently rate their experience at an average of 4.9 or greater out of 5.0 stars and it has earned a Great Place to Work certification for the last two years.

Before joining Professional, he spent over 20 years in the technology sector which is when he was initially exposed to the health care industry.  As the Managing Partner and co-founder of Sierra Vista Group (SVG), a global professional services company that provided solutions through the intersection of business and technology, he managed numerous engagements and consulted for leading companies in the health care industry. Aside from the consulting services SVG provided, it specialized in developing enterprise technology solutions for clients ranging from Fortune 100 to venture backed companies.

Prior to his time at SVG, he was CEO of, a venture-backed company that became a leading destination for home design products and ideas, which was later sold in 2002.  Previously he had held the positions of CFO and COO of SoftQuad International a publicly traded company which initially provided a broad range of products for content authoring and developed the first commercial HTML and specialized SGML editors. Through its subsidiary, Alpha Software, it developed and published software titles for CD-ROM, which were sold at retail locations throughout North America.

After selling the assets of SoftQuad in 1999, the company entered the video game industry and was renamed NewKidCo International, which distinguished itself as the leading video game publisher for children by leveraging existing and next generation platforms and utilizing well-established family content and licensed characters.  NewKidCo distributed its products in North America, Europe, Australia, the Pacific Rim, as well as the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Earlier in his career, he held a number of senior level positions in manufacturing and national real estate companies where he played integral roles in their growth and ultimate sale totaling more than $6 billion.

How do you see your business evolving due to changing times?  While taking care of our patients and our team members will always be our number one priority, the physical therapy industry will continue to consolidate.  To ensure our long-term success, we will continue to focus on operational efficiencies while working with our payors to develop new reimbursement models that compensate us at reasonable rates that are based on performance-based metrics.

What advice would you give other business owners? Constantly look for ways to improve your business and evolve as market conditions dictate. Keep your team focused on the matters at hand and most importantly surround yourself with talented people who compliment and get along with each other.  With good people you can accomplish amazing things and have fun along the way.

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