Eric Schwartz is CEO of 76 West Holdings, a private investment firm with a focus on the financial services industry. In support of those investments, he currently serves as Chairman of Applied Data Finance, an online consumer finance company based in the U.S; as a board member of Demica, a working capital finance company based in London; as Chairman of Gold Bullion International, a precious metals dealer based in the U.S.; as a board member at Indostar Capital, a finance company based in India; and as a director and former Chairman of Jefferson National, a low-cost variable annuity provider in the U.S. He has also served as Chairman-elect of Nikko Asset Management, the third-largest asset manager in Japan, and as a director of Prosper Marketplace, an online consumer lending platform in the U.S. Until 2015 he co-owned and served as a Director of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He has served on the Board of publicly-traded Allied World Assurance, a global insurance company based in Switzerland, since 2013. Earlier in his career Eric served on the Management Committee of Goldman Sachs, where over time he was co-CEO of the Global Equities and Investment Management Divisions and was a partner in the Equity Capital Markets unit of the Investment Banking Division. At the time of his departure in June 2007 he was also co-head of the Firm's Partnership Committee, tasked with supervising the process of promoting new partners. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BSE (summa cum laude) and MBA in 1984 and 1985, respectively.