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.

Martin Agency asks the obvious question

Geico ads are funny again. Ad directors at the Martin Agency have found a new way to make audiences laugh, all in the hopes of driving business to a car insurance company.

Taking the temperature of a local equity firm

A struggling Florida bank run by two Richmond entities is being sued by a local investor for alleged fraud. The suit provides a glimpse into the overall health of a local private equity fund that invests in community banks.

A nice perk

Local firm gives employees cash and one-week sabbatical

For banks – size matters

A deal between a Hampton Roads bank and a struggling bank in North Carolina would shake up rankings of the state’s largest community banks.