Mr. Gerald Schwartz is the Founder and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Onex. Before establishing Onex in 1984, Gerald Schwartz was the Co-founder and President of CanWest Capital. Prior to that, he worked at a major Wall Street investment banking firm where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. His previous experience also includes the practice of corporate law in Canada. Gerald Schwartz has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada and inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. He serves as a director of Indigo Books & Music. He is also Vice Chairman of Mount Sinai Hospital; an Honorary Director of The Bank of Nova Scotia; a Member, of the Committee on University Resources of Harvard University Board of Overseers; and a Director, Governor, or Trustee of a number of other organizations, including Junior Achievement of Central Ontario and The Simon Wiesenthal Center. He is also an Angel Investor.