SchwartzGroup Experience

Below is a cross selection of some of the many companies we have worked with representing a variety of brands, retailers, and platform eCommerce technologies to drive new growth strategies leveraging the internet and technology with a focus on Brands & eCommerce:

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Magento Inc

The eCommerce Platform for Growth

President / Advisor:  Working with Founder/CEO on Strategy, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Capital, Team and Company Scaling from 40 people to 400. Sold to eBay.  See “Schwartz moving to Advisor”
Magento Inc

Goods for those in need

Board of Directors:  Ranked as one of the top 10 most efficient charities by Forbes. Distributed over $7 billion in product donations since inception. Over $300 million last year. Handles product distribution globally, logistics & warehousing, for Fortune 500 corps to donate products to those in need.


Feel something now

Advisory:  OneHope Inc is building a global commercial brand of doing good and pioneering a Cause Centric Commerce platform for the world. OneHope Wine. OneHope Coffee. OneHope Foundation. much more to come…


Fortune 500 Fashion & Apparel Leader

Advisory to CEO: eCommerce & Multi-channel, market intelligence, strategic initiatives.
Role: Strategic Advisory.


A digital promotions platform

Advisory: Mission of ensuring retailers’ success and growth, SkuLoop (a Giiv company) is funded by some of the world’s leading innovators to build on key consumer trends and adapt them to the current needs of retailers. Sold to Revionics


Next-Generation Personalization & Recommendation Platform

Strategic Advisory: Working with executive team on new product strategy and market positioning for intelligent brand advertising offering. in partnership with MediaLink LLC.


Send Some Joy – Mobile to Retail Gifting

Strategic Advisory:  Working with CEO & Founders of the company on company strategy, business development, capital structure and company “story” & presentation.

Portero, Inc.

The Leading Authentic Luxury Marketplace.

Board/ Interim CEO/ Advisor:  Working with founder, board and private equity investors on growth strategy, capital sourcing ($6.6M), brand, operational structure, methods and efficiencies, marketing and technology platform (commerce, private sale, auction), partnerships, and talent acquisition.

Individualism as Luxury  -  Brand, Media, Commerce

Interim President & Strategic Advisory:  Working with CEO and founder on core strategy, company  ”story”, capital, operational methods and efficiencies, internet expansion, partnerships, and talent acquisition.

Targeted dynamic multi-channel advertising platform

Strategic Advisory:  Worked closely with founders of the company on strategy, business development, capital sourcing and company “story” & presentation.


Proprietary Technology Designed to Enhance eCommerce

Strategic Advisory:  Working with founders on refinement of strategy, positioning, eCommerce industry expertise and talent. Founded by Len Kleinrock (Known as a “Father of the Internet”)


Modern Technology Design and Development

Strategic Advisory & BD: Working with founder and CEO refined strategy, operational, business development, positioning and client strategy.

Clearstone Venture Partners

Venture Capital Firm (LA, Menlo Park, India)

Entrepreneur in Residence: Working with venture capital Partners on investment, sourcing, vetting and due diligence, with focus on the Consumer / Brand / eCommerce & Media space & “What is ecommerce 2.0?”


Hosted Social & Media Applications & Services

Strategic Advisory:  Worked closely with founder and CEO on early formation stage of company, strategy, venture capital sourcing, presentation. Sold to KitDigital

Leading paid search & public data company

President: Led turnaround & achieved record revenues, rebranding, new products, technology development, recruited new talent. First Advantage (NASDAQ: FADV) was formed by a merger of a division of First American Corp. (NYSE: FAF) and, Inc (NASDAQ: SRCH)

Leading fashion & apparel eCommerce site

Founder, GM, Executive Vice President:  Hired by Nordstrom Inc CEO to bring Nordstrom on-line and make Nordstrom a leader in e-Commerce as well as spin-off (eCommerce, Catalogue. $15M Venture funding: Benchmark Capital). Recruited and managed World Class team in marketing, operations, creative, technology. Created, “The Worlds Biggest Shoe Store” offering over 20 million pairs of shoes as a successful marketing point of differentiation via an innovative supply chain methodology, technology and marketing campaigns ranging from street PR to national TV commercials “Make room for shoes, get rid of everything else”.


Web Analytics Made Easy

Advisory Board:  Worked with Founder on Strategy & Product Position. Sold to Digital River

On-line auction services and platform

Interim CEO & Advisory:  Worked closely with Founders on Leadership, Company Position & Strategy Development, Capital Sourcing ($800k Seed – angel). Sold to

Packard Bell / NEC Computers

Leading PC manufacturer

Vice President:  Identified and led the opportunity for Packard Bell to leverage its massive consumer distribution channels and software relationships to create Packard Bell Interactive, a software publishing group and gain 95% retail shelf space penetration with 15 children’s CDRom titles;  Led development and growth of Packard Bell Direct, including physical factory outlets, call center revenue programs & on-line direct.