About Gerald Schwartz


It all started with Schwartz...

Gerald Schwartz runs Onex, one of Canada's largest private equity firms.. Schwartz cofounded the media company CanWest and six years later he started Onex, where he has quietly outperformed many of the vaunted American private equity shops. As chairman and CEO he manages Onex's $23 billion in assets. An honorary director at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Schwartz also serves as a director of bookstore chain Indigo Books & Music, which his wife, Heather Reisman, founded and continues to run. Gerald Schwartz received an honorary degree from StFX and continues his support for business students across Canada.