Robert W. Schwartz - Founder & Chairman
Robert Schwartz, Founder & Chairman, established Schwartz Heslin Group, Inc. in 1985 with a vision of bringing together the best practices of investment banking and business advisory, to provide maximum value for clients. Bob specializes in financial planning and analysis and brings over thirty years of expertise across a multitude of industries. Bob currently heads the strategic advisory services of Schwartz Heslin Group, Inc.
Prior to founding SHG, Bob was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of a venture-funded telecommunications company. In addition, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of an American Stock Exchange-listed company that he took public in 1979. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of a major manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. His early experience was with KPMG and IBM working as a management consultant.
Bob is active with a variety of organizations and is a frequent lecturer at local universities, professional organizations and teaches a graduate course in entrepreneurship at The University at Albany. In addition, he chairs the University at Albany Foundation's Council on Economic Outreach. In the past he has served as a Director of a number of public, private and non-profit organizations. He currently serves on the board of five organizations.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and has done additional study through The University at Albany.
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