Rodney Schwartz 

CEO and Founder of ClearlySo


Rodney Schwartz is CEO and Founder of ClearlySo. He leads the strategy and growth of the company. Rodney’s background in equity research, investment banking and venture capital makes him an unconventional but authoritative champion for the social enterprise sector. Joining Wall Street in 1980, he rose to become the number one ranked financial services analyst at PaineWebber and then held senior management posts at Lehman Brothers and Paribas, before leaving the sector in 1997 to found the venture capital firm Catalyst. A pioneer in the impact investment marketplace, he transformed Catalyst into a social business consultancy and in 2008 he launched ClearlySo. Rodney also teaches social finance at the Said Business School (Oxford), is Former Chair of Shelter and JustGiving, and serves on the board of The Green Thing and Spacehive. He holds an MBA and BA from the University of Rochester.