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Senior Advisor
Office: (518) 786-7733

Mr. Schwartz specializes in corporate planning, finance and development. He was previously 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.

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.

Mr. Schwartz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and has done graduate work at The University at Albany.