• September 22, 2022

Daniel Schwartz at Lehman Brothers

Daniel Schwartz is the Executive Chairman of Restaurant Brands. It operates two of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant companies, Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. The company also owns three other fast-food brands—Baja Fresh, Tim Hortons, and most recently, Papa John’s Pizza.


The businessman is a New York City native who started his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert before becoming a director at Lehman Brothers. Daniel Schwartz joined the startup investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he became Head of Investment Banking for North America. He then spent 11 years at Credit Suisse First Boston.


Ultimately as CEO of investment banking for North America and Head of Global Corporate Strategies. Daniel Schwartz was a key architect of the merger that created investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston. Ultimately, CSFB had over 50,000 employees with offices in 36 countries. Under Mr. Schwartz’s leadership, CSFB served as lead or co-manager on over $1 trillion in leveraged and unleveraged transactions. 


The firm also underwrote the IPOs of some of the world’s most successful companies, including Amazon.com, Cogent Systems, and Baidu IncChina’s leading search engine company. Daniel Schwartz led CSFB’s transformation from a traditional investment bank to an alternative investment bank. 

Daniel Schwartz was named FT financial editor (Financial Times) “Man of the Year.” The serial entrepreneur was named one of Institutional Investor magazine and its “100 top money managers in America” and “one of the most influential people in corporate finance. Daniel Schwartz is one of the most daring and successful corporate CEOs with a remarkable track record for leading growth companies through rapid expansion and quick identity changes.