Kevin Schwartz is Chief Executive Officer and a Founding Partner at Paine Schwartz Partners.

Prior to co-founding Paine Schwartz Partners in 2006, Mr. Schwartz was a Managing Director at the Predecessor Firm, which he joined in 2002. Prior to joining the Predecessor Firm, he worked for the private equity firms Fremont Partners, where he assisted with the management of approximately $1.7 billion of funds, and American Industrial Partners, which managed approximately $1 billion of funds. He began his professional career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Banking Division focusing on financial analysis of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public and private financings and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Schwartz serves on the boards of Advanced Agrilytics, FoodChain ID, Lyons Magnus, SNFL Group, Verdesian Life Sciences and Wawona Packing. Previously, he also served on the boards of Advanta, AgBiTech, Costa Group, Icicle Seafoods, Seminis, Sunrise Growers, and Verisem. He is a member of the Rush Associates board at the Rush University Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Bachelor of Science in Accountancy) and was raised in Moline, Illinois.