Mr. Swanson is a proven start-up veteran and entrepreneur. He is a founder and former Director, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Blackline Safety, a technology company that Mr. Swanson took public on the Toronto Venture Exchange. The company first gained notoriety under his leadership as one of North America’s most innovative technology companies and was subsequently named to the IDC’s Top 10 to Watch, Profit 500, and Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Mr. Swanson, as a disruptive innovator, has also pioneered the development of new cancer drugs using smart radiotherapy biomaterials in nano-particle drones with human clinical studies centered at Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to this, Mr. Swanson has owned, operated, and financed businesses in energy and power generation, consumer and industrial products, and financial services.
Mr. Swanson holds a degree in Economics from Pepperdine University and a Masters in Business Administration from Graziadio School of Business & Management where he graduated with distinction.