With nearly 20 years of financial services experience, Mr. Schwarz specializes in senior level searches within the buy-side and sell-side community and provides sponsor coverage to private capital funds and their portfolio companies for C-Suite assignments. He has significant search expertise within private equity, credit and special situations investing and M&A. Clients include leading General Partners and Limited Partners as well as Investment Banks, Asset Management and Family Office firms.
Prior to his search career, Mr. Schwarz spent over five years with Goldman Sachs & Co., first covering Alternative Investments and then moving into a Global Management and Strategy team working closely with senior leaders of the firm. In this role, Mr. Schwarz was responsible for Business Selection and Conflicts Resolution across Investment Banking, Securities, Merchant Banking and Investment Management Divisions.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was a member of the Legal Restructuring Practice at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Mr. Schwarz also has experience in Washington, DC having worked both at the Securities & Exchange Commission and the United States Senate.
Mr. Schwarz received his B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University where he was Student Body President and also a member of the University's Presidential Search Committee led by the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Schwarz has been a contributor to publications such as The New York Times, CNBC, Fortune Magazine, Bloomberg News, Reuters and The Deal.