Jay Schwartzkopf

Executive in Residence, Finance

Education

BS, School of Management, University at Buffalo

Background

In a volatile economy, the School of Management is preparing the next generation of financial leaders by arming them with strong analytical skills, academic training and practical tools that will enable them to hit the ground running in their careers.

Jay Schwartzkopf is contributing to that mission as executive in residence for finance. Currently a silent partner in a private equity fund focused on multifamily real estate in North Carolina, Schwartzkopf brings a wealth of insights and contacts to his role in the School of Management.

In particular, Schwartzkopf:

  • Serves as advisor to the Terese Kelly Investment Group, a student-run, real-money investment fund that educates finance students on the practical aspects of global capital markets, while providing real-world learning experiences in investment management
  • Facilitates collaborative relationships with UB alumni throughout Western New York and New York City to promote opportunities for investment banking and equity-related internship and job opportunities for students and alumni
  • Works closely with students to discuss overall portfolio performance and new equity positions
  • Created a speaker program for students and assists them in bringing in outside speakers each semester to discuss the financial industry
  • Promotes the Terese Kelly Investment Group to School of Management students through guest-lecture opportunities
  • Serves as a liaison to UB’s Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, the School of Management Alumni Association and the Career Resource Center in support of Terese Kelly Investment Group initiatives

A former board member of the UB Alumni Association, Schwartzkopf has been recognized multiple times for his service to UB and the School of Management, including receipt of the School of Management Alumni Association Service Award, the University at Buffalo Alumni Association Volunteer Recognition Award, and the School of Management Career Resource Center’s Intern Supervisor of the Year.

He also has been a guest lecturer and panelist on a variety of topics, and has served as a small business mentor for the School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and a presentation coach for a team in the school’s Finance Academy.