Born in New York, Tom Schiff moved to Los Angeles in 1975. He graduated from USC Business School in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. As a graduate of the first class of the Entrepreneur program, Tom learned the intricacies of starting a business from the ground up. After graduation, He focused on his career as a land manager in the oil and gas division for the Marvin Davis Company. Tom became Vice President of their Real Estate Division before going out on his own to create a Real Estate finance company which focused on commercial, residential, and distressed debt. Tom Schiff is currently the managing partner at Schiff Capital Investments and spends a majority of his time doing various philanthropic endeavors including serving on USC’s Hillel’s Board of Directors. He has been married for over 25 years and has two grown children.