Rob Schwartz joined TZP Group as a Partner in January 2018. Rob began his career in 2000 on a Finley Fellowship from Harvard University, studying the economic and cultural impact of globalization while living in China and Europe. He returned to the US a year later to work in strategy and operating roles at IBM and PepsiCo. In 2007, Rob joined Bain & Company as a management consultant serving clients in the media and entertainment, consumer goods, and industrial industries.
In 2010, Rob became the Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at The Topps Company, the leading entertainment and confectionery business owned by Madison Dearborn Partners and The Tornante Company. He then joined JMI Equity backed Undertone as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Rob led the company’s transformation into an international diversified media and technology platform through strategic acquisitions, expansion into mobile and video products, and the build out of programmatic marketplace capabilities. These efforts culminated in the sale of Undertone to the public marketing technology company Perion. After the acquisition, Rob became the President of Undertone and the Chief Strategy Officer of the parent company.
Rob serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of BQ Resorts, LLC, This Old House Holdings, LLC, and Whitestone Home Furnishings, LLC d/b/a The Saatva Company.
Rob received an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in Government, where he was elected a Class Marshall. Rob is an Executive Committee and Board member of Youth Renewal Fund and a member of YPO. In 2017, AdWeek named Rob a “Martech Superstar.”
Rob can be reached at email@example.com