Scott J. Schweitzer, Chief Executive Officer

A passionate, influential, and devoted executive and entrepreneur, Scott Schweitzer worked in the finance industry for over a decade before devoting himself full-time to his ultimate passion:  serving Veterans.

Scott founded Veteran Transparency & Accountability Fund (VTAF) in 2019 and currently serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. VTAF’s mission is to support Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families who are experiencing financial hardships that cannot be immediately relieved by existing Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs). Through the Veteran Transparency & Accountability Fund, Scott Schweitzer and Nicholas J. Montini, VTAF’s Chief Impact Officer, identify and develop partnerships with established VSOs to help them find Veterans who require assistance and provide them with grants to help them get back on their feet.

Prior to running VTAF, Scott Schweitzer was Chief Financial Officer for LCR Capital Partners, a Connecticut-based private investment and advisory services company. Scott worked here for a little over four years before deciding to leave the finance industry altogether to pursue his dream of giving back to Veterans in need. Scott always wanted to be more involved in the Veteran service space, but was never sure how to make it a tangible reality. That is, until Scott’s passion for boxing and altruism showed him this was an attainable goal.

In 2017, Scott Schweitzer launched the “Veterans Boxing Club”, a free, 8-week summer program, which features a 90-minute boxing class, where Veterans of all ages can learn boxing techniques, defensive strategies, and strength-training, and ends with a 30-minute yoga session for improved flexibility and relaxation. Scott’s initial intent was providing a fitness space for Veterans, but it quickly transformed into something more significant: a community where struggling Veterans could find their sense of identity again while also experiencing the camaraderie they felt during their time in service. This was important for Scott, who served four years as a Captain in the United States Air Force, including tours at the Space and Missile Center located in Los Angeles, California and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While deployed in Saudi Arabia, Scott worked alongside the Royal Saudi Air Force to coordinate the logistical buildup during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He was designated with a Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance during his time-in-service.

Prior to LCR Capital Partners, Scott Schweitzer was employed as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Fox Point Capital Management, LLC for eight years. Scott was instrumental in launching the New York hedge fund. Scott came to Fox Point from Deutsche Bank, where he worked as an Associate in the Prime Brokerage Division.

Scott Schweitzer earned a Bachelor’s degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and went on to graduate from Harvard Business School with a Master’s in Business Administration.

Nicholas J. Montini, Chief Impact Officer

A paralegal by trade, Nicholas Montini has held various roles in finance, law, real estate, and business organizations for more than 20 years. Mr. Montini is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as a member of the Air Combat Command as an M-60 machine gunner for a Security Police-Air Base Ground Defense Squadron.

Mr. Montini was awarded The National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Service Star attachments, and Kuwaiti Liberation Medals awarded from both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of Kuwait.

Mr. Montini is a National Service Alumnus, VISIN 1 VA Healthcare Program Fellow, and a national advocate-at-large on behalf of service members, veterans and their families. His direct service experience, activism, and ground level work on veteran homelessness, healthcare, benefit administration, and mental health outreach has been lauded by community partners, state legislatures, and the White House, including effectively reducing veteran homelessness in Connecticut to functional zero via a White House initiative POTUS Strategic Plan to eliminate Veteran Homelessness. in 2015.

Mr. Montini’s professional work in area of veteran services includes serving as Northeast Military and Veteran Programs Manager for Hope the Warriors Inc., and, in 2016, he was being recognized as a “Champion of Service” by the Corporation for National and Community Service.