Robert W. Schwartz - Managing Director
Bob founded the firm in 1985 with the vision of bringing together the best of investment banking and management consulting to provide maximum value for clients.
Bob specializes in corporate planning, finance and development.
Prior to starting the firm, he was a founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of a venture-funded high tech 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.
Since starting SHG, he has worked with over 530 businesses utilizing his experience in finance and general management to achieve their objectives. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and has done graduate work at The University at Albany.
He has served as a Director of a number of public, private and non-profit organizations. He currently serves on the boards of five corporations. He has been a frequent guest lecturer at local universities and 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.