Joanna Schwartz
CEO & Co-FounderEarlyShares
Joanna Schwartz is CEO and Co-Founder of EarlyShares, the trusted platform that gives accredited investors direct access to vetted, return-driven investment opportunities in commercial real estate. Under Joanna's leadership, EarlyShares is using new technology to disrupt the commercial real estate industry and transform private investing.

An award-winning executive, Joanna has over 20 years of experience as a successful leader, advisor, and entrepreneur. Prior to EarlyShares, she was the Founder & Managing Director of Silver Hill Financial, a market leading small-balance commercial mortgage lender. Joanna led Silver Hill from inception to more than $1 billion in annual originations and 550 employees.

Joanna's expertise in commercial real estate propelled EarlyShares into the CRE finance market and now, through a new joint venture, EarlyShares is leading the redevelopment of into a category-defining marketplace that will facilitate transactions across the commercial real estate spectrum.

Joanna is a nationally recognized thought leader in the private investing and "real estate crowdfunding" industries. She’s a regular contributor to and and national speaker on investing, capital formation, and entrepreneurship. Joanna's opinions are frequently solicited by major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal and Forbes and she was recently listed as one of the top eight "Women of Crowdfunding" on

Joanna is past chair of the Miami Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in Miami Beach, FL with her husband Dean and two daughters.