Spencer Swayze is a Managing Director at Paine Schwartz Partners.
Mr. Swayze joined Paine Schwartz Partners in January 2017 to help lead the efforts to expand the Firm’s strategic investment focus to include earlier stage, growth-oriented investment opportunities. Prior to joining Paine Schwartz Partners, he was a Director of Investments in the Natural Resources group at the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), where he helped lead natural resources investment activities across all asset classes with a focus on agribusiness and infrastructure private equity. While at UTIMCO, he was responsible for monitoring a portfolio of investments as well as sourcing, assessing, and executing new natural resources investment opportunities, including fund commitments and co-investments. Prior to joining UTIMCO, Mr. Swayze worked at Ceres, Inc. an agricultural biotech seed company, where he was the Vice President of Business Development with responsibility for strategic planning and deal execution. Before Ceres, he was a Venture Fellow Associate at PTV Healthcare Capital, a healthcare-focused venture capital and growth equity fund. He also spent four years in sales at Merck & Co.
Mr. Swayze currently serves on the board of MS Biotec. He received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and a BBA from Oklahoma State University. He is a CFA® Charterholder and member of the CFA® Institute.