Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Richard H. Schweitzer, CFA, is the COO and CFO of MetWest Ventures and MetWest Realty Advisors. He joined the former in 1996 and has assisted in each of the firm’s ventures, not only as COO and CFO, but also as a strategic partner and officer and an advisor to leadership teams pursuing specific strategic goals. Mr. Schweitzer has worked closely with Mr. Hollander on all significant initiatives of MetWest Ventures, including overseeing all M & A activities. Mr. Schweitzer began his career at Price Waterhouse then left public accounting and used his tax and accounting expertise to head up Bank of America’s Mortgage and Asset Securities Services Group. In 1992, he joined the Pilgrim Group and its successor firm, Astra Management Company, where he successfully managed the liquidation of a large pool of complex mortgage-backed securities, including residential, multi-family, and commercial loans.
Mr. Schweitzer earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from California State University at Northridge and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California. Mr. Schweitzer is a member of the California State University Northridge School of Business Advisory Board and the Beach Cities Health District Finance Committee.