By Paul Bowers
What They Do: Expense auditing and cost-reduction consulting
Address: 796 Meeting St.
The office features a dog park and an electric car charging station. Schneider is a fan of good food, so he included a commercial kitchen and hired chef de cuisine Jordan Marhoefer, a veteran of the Holy City F&B scene, to cook lunch and snacks for the staff every day. Out back, the office shares a few picnic tables with Edmund’s Oast, the hip new brewpub that has become a favorite after-work hangout for SIBers. Overhead in the sleekly redesigned office, a Big Ass Fan (actual brand name) help everyone keep their cool.Dan Schneider, CEO of SIB, was something of a kid prodigy when he went into business at age 18, so it made sense that he would make a few playful decisions when he moved out of rented space on lower Meeting Street and built his own office in a renovated car dealership garage near the northern end of town. “People were thinking I was a lunatic,” Schneider says of the move toward the Neck, an area quickly overcoming a stigma of crime and industrial sprawl.
Oh yeah, and there’s one big perk: If you stay with the company for at least five years, you get a $50,000 lump-sum bonus. No strings attached.