David Swiatlo, Founder and Principal

Mr. Swiatlo created SURANORTE in early 1987, following his decision to leave Wall Street after 8 years in banking. During much of that time, he had served as a Vice President at Bear, Stearns & Co., traveling extensively worldwide and developing a Latin American presence for this institution in the government securities and portfolio management areas.

Mr. Swiatlo was born and raised in Argentina, and was educated at Yale, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia. He is perfectly fluent in a number of languages, has appeared as an expert witness in Federal proceedings in connection with Hebrew-English translation, and occasionally provides interpreting services.

In addition to his duties at SURANORTE, Mr. Swiatlo serves as President of Voices from the Ashes Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization established for the purpose of translating and publishing a collection of early testimonies of Holocaust survivors.