Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz is the editor of Richmond BizSense, and covers banking, lawsuits, finance, M&A and golf. He can be reached at [email protected] or 804-855-1037.

Editor’s Picks: The best of BizSense from 2022

As we do this time each year, we’re proud to showcase BizSense’s best reporting, best writing, best photography, most quotable characters and memorable headlines from the last 12 months.

Fore! Local golf industry recap for 2022

This year’s best local business-of-golf stories include one course sold, plans to breathe new life into three former courses, plus news of golf belts and golf cocktails.

Fast-growing M&A firm buys new HQ near Innsbrook

“It’s a good first office purchase,” said Aaron Kroll, co-founder of Sterling Point Advisors, which is keeping its momentum going with the office purchase.

Local bank advisory firm raises $12M to expand software push

“There’s always risk in expansion but because the banking markets are planning for a recession, they invest more in risk management tools in a down market. So, we’re counter-cyclical in that the worse the economy gets, the more they need us,” said Michael Glotz.

Hild denied new trial, conviction upheld

Hild seeks acquittal or new trial

The ruling comes 18 months after the former Live Well Financial CEO was found guilty of a fraud that toppled the company. He’s now set for sentencing next month.