Robert C. Schweitzer
Robert Schweitzer has more than 40 years of experience in executive roles in the financial services industry and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of 1-800-PetMeds, and as Lead Independent Director of Envision Solar. Mr. Schweitzer is also a designated Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. and his previous board positions include both public and private companies such as: Rice Bran Technologies, Altisource Asset Management, Blink Charging, OmniComm Systems Inc., Shay Investment Services, Equinox Bank, and Anthem Bank and Trust. Mr. Schweitzer also serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations including Florida College of Jacksonville Foundation, and American Red Cross Northeast Florida Chapter.
In his financial services career, Mr. Schweitzer served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Shay Investment Services, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and investment management company, Florida Regional President of Northwest Savings Bank, Regional President of Union Planters Bank for Broward and Palm Beach counties, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking for Barnett Bank/NationsBank/Bank of America in Jacksonville, FL, Director and Head of Real Estate Consulting for Coopers & Lybrand in Washington, D.C., Senior Vice President/Manager of Central North America Commercial Real Estate, Manager of Domestic Credit Review for the First National Bank of Chicago, and Senior Vice President/Manager of Central North America Banking for Wachovia Bank.
Prior to his financial services career, Mr. Schweitzer served in the Nuclear Submarine Force of the United States Navy and the Naval Reserve for 30 years. He retired at the rank of Captain. During his Reserve career, Mr. Schweitzer held six command tours and served as the Senior Naval Advisor in Florida for FEMA. Mr. Schweitzer holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Fellow.