George is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for the development and implementation of investment strategy for the Firm. He is co-manager of the Ave Maria Rising Dividend Fund. From 1967 to 1974, he was an investment research analyst and a partner with two New York Stock Exchange member firms. From 1974 to 1980, he was Vice President, Senior Investment Officer, and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the National Bank and Trust of Ann Arbor. In that position, he had direct responsibilities for over $500 million of investment funds. In 1980, George founded Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc.
George has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Detroit, is a CFA charterholder, and a Chartered Investment Counselor. He is a member of the CFA Society of Detroit, the Economic Club of Detroit, and the CFA Institute and has served on several corporate and philanthropic boards.