Derek Schwartz Joins 85 Advisors as Managing Director

85 Advisors adds to its senior leadership team with the appointment of IT industry veteran Derek Schwartz as Managing Director


NEW YORK, NY – October 18, 2017 – 85 Advisors is pleased to announce that Derek Schwartz has joined the firm’s growing leadership team as Managing Director and Head of Client Development.

Derek brings deep IT industry insights and a breadth of sales, operations, and M&A experience to his new role at the firm, which will add tremendous value to 85 Advisors’ M&A and growth advisory clients.

Derek has more than 25 years of enterprise software industry experience as a CEO, sales leader, and strategic business development executive. A citizen of the world, Derek has led, built, and grown disruptive technology businesses in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

Prior to 85 Advisors, Derek served as CEO of Safe-T Group North America, spearheading the company’s U.S. expansion and successful IPO. Previously, he oversaw the financial services sales practice at SEEBURGER of Germany and Axway of France where he was responsible for the integration of Axway’s acquisition of Tumbleweed Software.

Derek earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.