Sam Schwartz has more than 25 years of leadership experience in asset management, investment banking, and on various boards.
Sam is Senior Advisor to Bryant Park Capital, and Managing Partner of Independent Investment Partners, a fully integrated, multi-affiliate investment management firm, based in New York and London.
He was recently a Senior Advisor Managing Director at Credit Suisse and Former Board and Investment Committee Member of HighTower Advisors.
For 16 years, Sam held several leadership roles at Credit Suisse including his most recent position as CEO of Asset Management Finance (AMF). At AMF, Sam managed a portfolio of 18 investments (hedge funds, private equity funds, wealth management businesses) with over $80 Billion of AUM.
As Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions in the Asset Management Division, Sam led strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, and spin-offs. He completed a minority stake investment in York Capital, purchase of AMF, the sale of Strategic Partners to Blackstone, and Customized Fund Investment Group (CFIG) to Grosvenor. He directly evaluated numerous Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, Fund of Funds, CLOs, Real Estate, Long Only, Wealth, Seeding, Staking and Emerging Markets Managers.
Previously, Sam was Managing Director in the M&A Group at both Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, where he executed many M&A transactions and covered multiple industries including transportation, technology, healthcare, and general industrial. He was also President of Bryant Park Capital.
Sam received his BS in Accounting from Binghamton University. He is a CPA and holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 Securities Licenses.