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Daniel Schwartz
Daniel Schwartz

Daniel Schwartz

Daniel Schwartz is an expert divorce mediator and CEO of Dynamica, Inc. who specializes in complex divorce mediation for high profile families who desire efficiency and complete discretion.  He is a trained marriage and family therapist and has decades of experience working with some of the world’s most prominent philanthropic families.

For over twenty years Schwartz has been a leader in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate sectors, specializing in strategic collaborations for high-profile philanthropists and families.

Schwartz is a founding board member of The Commons Project and the former board chair of the GAVI Campaign. He served as the CEO of Porticus, a philanthropic grant-making organization and strategic advisory consultancy, where he led a staff of 200+ colleagues in 15 global offices with activities in 90 countries around the world.  Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, where he was responsible for the Conference of Nobel Laureates. He is a co-creator of Arbinet, which was the world’s largest telecommunications bandwidth exchange. Schwartz is a fellow of Atria Academy of Science & Medicine and a board member of the Ketamine Research Foundation.

Listed by Black Ink, the American Express Centurion cardholders’ magazine, as one the “25 Most Influential Philanthropists”, Schwartz is actively engaged in the non-profit community and serves or has served on the boards of Synergos, the Porticus Supervisory Board, the GAVI Campaign, The Arcus Foundation, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Kenya)the Rubin Museum of Artthe Young Presidents Organization (YPO)The Chief Executives Organization (CEO)the Friends of Florence FoundationHarvard-Radcliffe HillelReboot, Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), A Blade of Grass, Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Foundation, and Sing for Hope. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign RelationsChatham House, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the judging academy for the Global Teachers Prize, and of the Synergos Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC), a non-profit organization that addresses global poverty and social injustice where he served as the co-chair of the GPC. He has participated in the RAND Organization’s Russia-US Business Leadership Forum and has served as the co-chair of the Harvard College Schools Committee in NYC.

As a speaker and author in the areas of effective global philanthropy and foundation asset management, he has moderated discussion panels and workshops at the UBS Philanthropy Forum, the World Economic Forum, McKinsey & Co., Harvard University, Yale University, the Rockefeller Foundation-Bellagio, the Global Philanthropy Forum, and The Prince Bernhard Fund for Nature, the Badenweiler Symposium, TEDxDanubia, and at many international YPO and other conferences.

Schwartz received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Harvard University. He was awarded a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) honoris causa by the Glasgow Caledonian University. He also studied at Harvard Business School, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

He was selected as one of Crain’s New York Business’ “40 under 40” emerging business leaders, and was named as one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos.


With degrees in Economics, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, and decades of experience working with high-profile philanthropic families, I work with complete discretion to help couples negotiate their divorce, separation, and parenting roles collaboratively and efficiently.


A.B. in Economics, Harvard College

A.M. G.S.A.S., Harvard University

M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Marital Mediation
  • Non Profits
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Trust Management

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Estate Planner
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Ombuds
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Psychotherapist
  • Strategic Planning

Fees and Provisos

Fees available upon request. Sliding scale offered based upon financial need.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • NYSCDM Divorce Mediation Training - Part 146 Approved
  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling
  • Young Presidents Organization Certified Forum Facilitator (YPO CFF)
  • Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation


  • Doctorate in Business Administration (hon. caus.) Glasgow Caledonian University

Professional Associations

  • The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM)
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • American Counseling Association
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group (
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
  • Chief Executives Organization (CEO)
  • Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Chatham House

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish