Chairman and CEO, 76 West Holdings
Eric Schwartz is CEO of 76 West Holdings, a private investment firm with a focus on the financial services industry. He serves as Chairman of an online consumer finance company, a working capital finance company, a wealth management firm, and a precious metals dealer. He has also served as a director or Chairman of several other companies, based in the U.S., India, Japan, and Switzerland. He is the principal owner of the professional basketball franchise in Paris, France.
Earlier in his career Schwartz served on the Management Committee of Goldman Sachs, where over time he was co-CEO of the Global Equities and Investment Management Divisions and was a partner in the Equity Capital Markets unit of the Investment Banking Division. At the time of his departure in June 2007 he was also co-head of the Firm’s Partnership Committee, tasked with supervising the process of promoting new partners.
Schwartz has been involved in several philanthropic endeavors, and among others today serves on the boards of the Jewish Community Center in Krakow, Poland; City Harvest in New York City; the Guggenheim Foundation; and Columbia Global Reports. He served as the Chairman of the investment committee for the endowment of UJA-Federation of New York, and earlier as Chairman of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), an advocacy organization in Washington focused on energy policy, and as Chairman of the Rome (Italy) Chamber Music Festival.
He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. (summa cum laude) and MBA. in 1984 and 1985, respectively.