Joanna L. Schwartz is the CEO and Co-Founder of EarlyShares, an online platform that gives accredited investors direct access to private opportunities. By enabling individuals and companies to leverage the JOBS Act to capitalize on new investing and capital raising opportunities, EarlyShares is transforming the $2 trillion private finance market.
An award-winning executive, Joanna has over 20 years of experience as a successful leader, advisor, and entrepreneur. Prior to EarlyShares, Joanna was the Founder of Silver Hill Financial, a market leader in small balance commercial mortgage lending. She grew the business from inception to more than $1 billion in annual originations and over 550 employees in offices nationwide.
Joanna was recently listed as one of the top eight “Women of Crowdfunding” on Forbes.com and is a national speaker on entrepreneurship, equity crowdfunding, real estate investing, and startup/real estate financing. She is a regular contributor to CNBC.com and her opinions are frequently solicited by major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Miami Herald. A passionate advocate for entrepreneurship, Joanna is past chair of the Miami Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).