Daniel Schwartz is the CEO of Dynamica, Inc., a philanthropic foundation and multi-family office serving some of the world’s most generous and effective philanthropists.
With more than two decades of experience, Mr. Schwartz is a leader in the nonprofit and corporate sectors, specializing in multi-stakeholder engagements, public-private partnerships and CSR.
He is the former CEO of Porticus, a foundation and strategic advisor, where he led a staff of 200 in 15 global offices with activities in 90 countries. Previously he served as the Executive Director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, where he was responsible for the Conference of Nobel Laureates. He is a co-creator of Arbinet, which was the world’s largest telecommunications bandwidth exchange.
Listed by Black Ink, the American Express Centurion cardholders’ magazine, as one the “25 Most Influential Philanthropists,” he serves or has served on the boards of Synergos, Porticus, GAVI Campaign, Arcus Foundation, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Kenya), Rubin Museum of Art, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Chief Executives Organization (CEO), Friends of Florence Foundation, Reboot, Kids in Distressed Situations, A Blade of Grass, and Sing for Hope. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chatham House, IISS, and of the Synergos Global Philanthropist Circle (co-chair). He has participated in the RAND Organization’s Russia-US Business Leadership Forum.
A frequent speaker and author in the areas of effective philanthropy & CSR, among others, he presented at the UBS Philanthropy Forum, the World Economic Forum, McKinsey & Co., Harvard & Yale Universities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Philanthropy Forum, YPO, & Synergos. Daniel received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Harvard University. He was selected as one of Crain’s New York Business’ “40 under 40,” and he was named as one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.