Eric Schwartz graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. (summa cum laude) and M.B.A. in 1984 and 1985, respectively. He joined Goldman Sachs as a summer associate in 1984 and retired from there 23 years later in 2007. During his career at Goldman Sachs he served in leadership positions in three of the four revenue-producing divisions of the firm. In 1994 he became a partner in the Equity Capital Markets unit of the Investment Banking Division, and later served as co-head of the Global Equities and Investment Management Divisions. He joined the Management Committee in 2001 and was named co-head of the Partnership Committee in 2005, tasked with supervising the process of promoting new partners.
In June of 2007 he retired from Goldman Sachs, at which point he founded a private company to manage his personal investments. He served as Chairman-elect of Nikko Asset Management, the third-largest asset manager in Japan, from 2008 until its sale in 2009. Schwartz is married, has two teenaged children, and lives in New York City. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the New York Public Library and is Chairman of SAFE.
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