Gerry Schwartz

Gerry Schwartz

Formal First Name
Gerald (Gerry)
11/24/1941 - present

Gerry Schwartz is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Onex Credit, a leading investment management firm based in Toronto. He has been actively involved in the firm's major acquisitions, growth strategies, and value realizations since its foundation in 1984. Before this, Schwartz was the Co-Founder and President of CanWest Capital. Prior to that, he specialized in mergers and acquisitions at a Wall Street investment banking firm. His previous experience also includes the practice of corporate law in Canada. Schwartz serves as a director, governor, or trustee of numerous other non-profit organizations.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Schwartz has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.
  • He has been inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2004.¬†
  • He has been awarded Honorary Doctoral degrees from six universities.