Meet the Team

Our people make us great!


Chris Schiavino

Founder & CEO

Chris Schiavino has guided many early stage and growth stage companies through various phases of capital raising and other financing.

As part of those efforts Chris has led his clients to successfully securing equipment financing for their projects which has lead him to founding a division of Sheer Venture Solutions which focuses exclusively on equipment lease financing.

Chris has developed deep relationships with many direct capital sources including raising the funding for Sheer Acquisition Capital.


Alan Zeppenfeld, MBA

Director of Portfolio Acquisition

Alan Zeppenfeld has been in the leasing industry over 25 years. He has extensive experience in business development, sales, portfolio servicing, asset management and remarketing.

Zep has extensive asset management and remarketing experience from his time at Xerox and Lanier Worldwide. He has been Vice President of Business Development for three lease servicing firms and Vice President of Operations for three leasing companies. He has served on several leasing association committees and has written articles for Leasing News.


Paul Lipschutz, MBA

Vice President of Strategy

Paul Lipschutz has a background as a CEO of 8 public companies and has been a control person/equity investor in 50 companies in a variety of industries. Both as a principal and a consultant, Paul has negotiated many equipment leases for clients.

Over the past 5 years Paul has concentrated his efforts into helping build companies to their potential in an expedited fashion. His network of contacts and sources are voluminous.


Steve Cass

Vice President of Marketing

Steve Cass is a co-founder of Sheer and brings over 30 years of corporate executive management experience. As the head of Sheer Acquisition Capital’s marketing efforts his focus is on developing and continually refining services geared to address our client’s evolving needs and best interests. Sheer Capital looks to be the leader in its market segment with best in class client services.