Jeffrey Swartz (Chairman)

MAOZ’s Co-Founder and Board Chairman, Jeff served as CEO of Timberland (NYSE: TBL), a global footwear and apparel brand, for 15 years. While at Timberland, Jeff incorporated a social agenda within the company’s business agenda — he led public and private partnerships with several social change organizations, including City Year, where he served as chair for 10 years, and as a board member of Share Our Strength, the Harlem Children’s Zone and the Climate Group. In 2011, Jeff led the sale of Timberland to the VF Corporation. Since then, he invests all his professional energies to advancing sustainable socio-economic change in Israel, principally through the MAOZ platform, but also in pursuit of Sustainable Democracy and Covenantal Capitalism in Israel. Jeff holds an MBA from Dartmouth University (1984) and a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University (1982). Having finally made aliyah, Jeff lives in Jerusalem. Married to Debbie, with three married sons and a growing number of beloved grandchildren, Zayde is Jeff’s preferred “title.”