Alan Schwartz is executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners LLC. He joined the global, independent and privately held financial services firm in June 2009. Schwartz is a former CEO of Bear Stearns Cos, where he also served as president and chief operating officer, executive vice president and co-head of investment banking and in other financial management positions. He previously worked in various capacities at Wertheim & Co. and at R.W. Pressprich & Co. He is a member of the Duke University board of trustees and has served as chairman of the Fuqua School of Business board of visitors and as a member of the athletic advisory board. He holds a B.A. in management science from Duke.