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John Schwarz

Founder, Visier, Inc

Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Computer Software
  1. Visier Inc.
  1. SAP Business Objects,
  2. Business Objects,
  3. Symantec
  1. University of Toronto

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Visier Inc.

Visier Inc.

Founder and CEO

– Present

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John G. Schwarz is currently Founder and CEO of Visier Inc, a cloud based software business focused on delivering workforce analytics and planning solution directly to business professionals. Dr. Schwarz previously served on the executive board of SAP AG from 2008 through 2010 and as CEO of Business Objects S.A. , a provider of business intelligence software and services, from 2005 through the acquisition of Business Objects by SAP in January 2008. Prior to that, Dr. Schwarz was President and Chief Operating Officer of Symantec Corporation from 2001 through 2005. Before joining Symantec, Dr. Schwarz was CEO of Reciprocal Inc., a privately held company focused on providing e-commerce services to the Media industry from 2000 to 2001. Before joining Reciprocal, Dr. Schwarz spent 25 years at IBM Corporation where most recently he was General Manager of IBM’s Industry Solutions unit, a worldwide organization focused on building business applications and related services for IBM’s global customers. In addition, Dr. Schwarz has served on the board of directors of Synopsys, Inc. since May 2007, Teradata since September 2010, Avast since December 2011 and as an advisor to Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Schwarz has a diploma in business administration from the University of Toronto and a degree in computer science from the University of Manitoba. In May 2004, Dr. Schwarz received an honorary doctorate from Dalhousie University.


Founder and CEO

Visier Inc.
– Present (4 years)San Jose, CA and Vancouver, BC

Cloud based software company producing business analytics and planning solutions directly for business professionals.

Executive Board Member, CEO Business Objects

SAP Business Objects
(2 years 2 months)


Business Objects
(5 years)San Jose, CA and Paris, France

President and COO

(3 years 10 months)Cupertino, CA


(1 year)

GM, Industry Solutions

(26 years)


  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Czech

    Limited working proficiency


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