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Sandy Schwartz is the chief executive officer of the Cox Family Office. In this role, he uses his 36 years of experience and business acumen to help guide family investments for the company's shareholders and oversees governance, estate planning and family services. Schwartz also oversees Cox newspapers in Atlanta and Dayton, Ohio.
Prior to his role at the Cox Family Office, Schwartz was the president and CEO of 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. 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, 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 is a board member of Rivian and Axios and is a trustee on the board of directors at Northwood University. He is also on the nonprofit boards of the A.C. Green Youth Foundation and Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation. He resides in Atlanta with his wife Sue, has two children, Jonathan and Stephanie, and five grandchildren. He enjoys golf, working out and cycling.