CEO, Cox Family Office and Cox Automotive
Sandy Schwartz is the chief executive officer of the Cox Family Office and Cox Automotive. Schwartz was named CEO of the Family Office in July 2020, and in this role, will use his 35 years of experience at Cox to work with the company’s shareholders and bring his business acumen to family investments. Schwartz also oversees Cox newspapers in Atlanta and Dayton, Ohio, and until the end of the year will retain the title of CEO at Cox Automotive.
While at Cox Automotive, Schwartz brought the company’s auto brands under one umbrella, accelerated digitization and innovation and led the acquisition of Dealertrack and Dealer.com, the largest in Cox’s history. In 2011, Schwartz became Manheim’s president where he led the company to identify growth opportunities in the automotive industry space. He nurtured organic growth at Autotrader and seamlessly integrated software startups such as vAuto and Xtime into the Cox Automotive portfolio. Under his leadership, Manheim also acquired Dealer Services Corporation and merged it with Manheim Financial Services to form NextGear Capital, Inc., the largest provider of commercial financing for wholesalers in the world.
Prior to this role, Schwartz served as president of Cox Media Group. He joined Cox in 1985 and served in various roles of increasing responsibility including president of Cox Arizona Publishing, executive vice president of the Austin American-Statesman, vice president and general manager of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, executive vice president of Cox Newspapers and vice president of business development for Cox Enterprises.
Schwartz resides in Atlanta with his wife Sue and has two grown married children, Jonathan and Stephanie, and five grandchildren. He enjoys golf, working out and cycling.