Larry Schwartz is a co-founder of Newstex and
President of the company, with responsibility for sales, marketing and
Larry has guided numerous entertainment and new media ventures, from
start-up through growth, development and maturity, including Bolenka
Games Online (Trivial Pursuit(R) Online), GFI Group (Nasdaq:GFIG –
financial), Wizard World (publishing), Patron Technology (technology)
and Tickets.com. Most recently Larry was President of Comtex News
Network, a real time wholesaler of news to the financial industry.
He was also president and CEO of Auctions.com, which he co-created
with the Times Mirror Co. and co-owners Gannett, Knight-Ridder, The New
York Times Company, Tribune Company, and The Washington Post Company.
Larry was featured in the official history of eBay, “The Perfect
Store”, by Adam Cohen, which detailing his exploits of attempting to
purchasing eBay for Times Mirror and then competing against eBay on
behalf of the newspapers.
Larry attended Bates College and the Yale University Graduate School
of Drama. He serves on the Content Board of Directors for the Software
Information Industry Association, and is a frequent speaker on content,
product development, start-ups and turnarounds. Larry is also Chairman
of the SIIA Previews for the third year running.
When he’s not adding value to content, Larry is a show manger for
hunter/jumper horse shows, is on the Board of Directors for the
Connecticut Horse Show Association and maintains several horse web
sites and blogs (www.chsaonline.com, www.shallowbrook.com, www.westbrookhuntclub.com). Larry, a confirmed gadget geek, also spends time on Broadway with his theatrical agent wife and two daughters.