Mark N. Schwartz

Mark Schwartz - Cutting Edge Grants 2.0 Chair


Board of Trustees, Leadership


Mark Schwartz is a public and private company CEO, CFO, and board member. Currently, he is a private equity investor. Mark co-founded a Hispanic grocery retailer which operates over 55 stores in California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. He served as chair of the 2021 Reimagine Grants Committee. He previously served on The Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2006. He also serves on the board of directors and as vice president for resource development at Temple Emanuel. Mark was a fellow in the Wexner Heritage Foundation’s inaugural Los Angeles class and is currently in the Wexner Summit Program. He served as chair of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Southern California, an angel investment group. Mark graduated from Claremont McKenna College, where he serves on the board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and earned his master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School. He was awarded a certified director certification from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mark lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lisa and two step-children.