Robert W. Schwartz - Founder & Chairman
Robert W. Schwartz, Chairman & Founder, founded the firm in 1985. Mr. Schwartz specializes in corporate finance and M & A activities. Prior to starting the firm, he was a founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Winsource, Inc., a venture-funded high-tech telecommunications company. In addition, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Coradian Corporation, an American Stock Exchange-listed company that he took public in 1979. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of Garden Way Manufacturing Corporation, a major manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. His earlier experience was with KPMG as a management consultant and with IBM.
Since starting SHG, he has worked with over 750 businesses utilizing his experience in finance and general management to help achieve their objectives. Mr. Schwartz holds a BS 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 three corporations. He chaired The University at Albany Foundation's Council on Economic Outreach, is past non-executive chairman of the Statewide Zone Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of Pursuit, Inc., was chair of the New York State Industries for the Disabled and is a director of Dais Analytic Corporation and the Golub Corporation. He has been a frequent guest lecturer at universities and professional organizations and taught a graduate course in entrepreneurship at The University at Albany for 20 years.
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