Dan Schwartz Biography

Nevada State Treasurer


Dan is Nevada’s State Treasurer.  Since taking office in January 2015, the Treasurer’s Office has revamped the State’s investment program and increased returns; launched a College Savings Program aimed at creating a “culture of education” in Nevada; steered the Education Savings Account program through its early days; and, brought unclaimed property within statutory guidelines.  He also oversees the State’s debt issuance which has maintained its AA/AA+/Aa2 rating.  The Treasurer’s Office expects to expand its programs in education; to further increase returns on the State’s portfolios; and to work toward improving the economy and lives of Nevadans.

Dan grew up in suburban Chicago, and received his undergraduate degree from Princeton, J.D. (law degree) from Boston University; and his MBA from Columbia. He also studied at the Institute d’Etudes Politiques in Paris during his junior year in college, receiving his Certificat. He served as an enlisted man in the United States Army and was stationed on a Pershing Missile base in Germany.

Dan has over 35 years of financial experience in the banking and securities industries. He is an experienced and accredited investor in the public and private markets.

Dan has also been an entrepreneur. Over the past 25 years, he has started and built several companies. He served as the CEO of AVCJ Group, Ltd. (AVCJ), which publishes the highly-regarded Asian Venture Capital Journal. Dan and his team built AVCJ into Asia’s leading source on private equity and venture capital. AVCJ was purchased by a UK company in 2006.

Dan is Founder, President and CEO of Qiosk.com, “The World’s Newsstand,” one of the pioneers and innovative leaders in digital magazine delivery and media. Fifteen years after its creation, Qiosk continues to be profitable and a leader in its field.

Dan is the author of two books, The Future of Finance: How Private Equity and Venture Capital Will Shape the Global Economy (published by John Wiley) and Principles of the American Republic

Dan is married, the father of two daughters, and resides with his wife, Yanan, in Las Vegas and Carson City.