Throughout his career, Mr. Schramek has accompanied successful entrepreneurs to their exits and has spent significant time investing in growth companies himself.

Mr. Schramek has more than 15 years of experience working for some of the most well-known banks on Wall Street, including J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley as well as a +$50Bn Multi-Family Office. Prior to joining Manhattan West, Francois served as an Advisor to a number of ultra- high net worth individuals and families as well as large institutions around the world where he was responsible for his clients’ asset allocation, portfolio construction, and wealth plan implementation.

Mr. Schramek began his career in the Investment Banking space where he advised corporations around the globe on acquisitions and capital market transactions on both buy side and sell side M&A assignments.

Mr. Schramek earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Asset Management from the European Business School in Germany and a Master of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Additionally, he passed the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 63, 65 exams, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is an active member of the CFA Institute and Los Angeles World Council. Originally from Europe, Francois speaks English, French, and German and enjoys piloting planes and traveling to exotic destinations around the world.