About Swift Sensors Cloud Monitoring System

Founded in May 2015, Swift Sensors was born on the belief that by making it easy to deploy sensors and analyze sensor data, companies across various industries will be able to use them in places they’ve never been used before and gain valuable insights into their operations with actionable data.
Breakthroughs in semiconductors are making sensors smaller, cheaper and readily available. Wireless connectivity is becoming ubiquitous. Traditional enterprise-scale sensor systems still require complex infrastructure and custom code. As a result, developing a usable sensor network can take months to bring online, if at all.

Why is Swift Sensors Different?

Swift Sensors developed a new approach to building a usable and forward thinking sensor model with an integrated, software-centric solution. Our products combine plug-and-play sensors, wireless connectivity, and a rich cloud-hosted software, all tightly-integrated for simple deployment.

Measure Anything.
Anywhere.

Compact Wireless Sensors

Integrated
Sensors
Remote
Probe
Sensors
Adapters for
3rd-Party Sensors
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Transmit Data to
the Cloud. Securely.

Wireless Gateways

Wifi, Ethernet, or Cell Modem

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Monitor Critical
Systems & Equipment.
From Anywhere.

Monitoring Service

  • Automated Alerts
  • Analysis
  • Reports
  • Optional API
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Meet Our Founder

Dean Drako Swift Sensors founder

Dean Drako

Executive Chairman and Founder
Dean Drako has founded and run several successful companies. He is best known as former president and CEO of Barracuda Networks, which he founded to solve the spam and email security problem, growing the company from a concept to become a cloud and IT security industry leader with more than $200 million in annual sales, 1000 employees, and 150,000 customers. Drako is currently founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, where he is replacing video recording systems for businesses with cloud video surveillance. He recently acquired cloud physical security company Brivo, where he serves as chairman. Drako received his BSEE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and MSEE from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds 27 patents.

Leadership

Ray Almgren

President and CEO
Ray Almgren joined Swift Sensors in July 2016 as Chief Marketing Officer to lead the launch of the company and products into the market in December 2016. In April 2019 Almgren took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, leading engineering, operations, and marketing. In August 2020 Almgren was named Chief Executive Officer. Almgren has more than 30 years of experience in the electronic measurement, control, and embedded software industries. Prior to joining Swift Sensors, Almgren was the VP of Marketing at NI in Austin, TX–a leading technology provider for test, measurement, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Almgren received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

John Breyer

CTO and VP of Engineering
John Breyer joined Swift Sensors in January 2022 as Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering. John has more than 25 years of experience as an architect, technologist, and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Swift Sensors, he founded Sage CTO consulting where he successfully helped businesses launch complex product lines, develop new technologies, and build strong engineering organizations. During his 15-year tenure at National Instruments, John was a technical leader to software development teams in all areas of R&D and delivered world-class measurement and automation products. Breyer received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a double major in Computer Science from Rice University and holds 15 patents.
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John Pasquarette

Chief Marketing Officer
John Pasquarette joined the company in March 2022 as Chief Marketing Officer. John has more than 30 years of experience in the sensors, data acquisition, and test and measurement industries spanning product marketing, product management, digital marketing, and general marketing leadership. Prior to joining Swift Sensors, Pasquarette operated as a fractional CMO, working for companies in cloud data analytics, laboratory automation, and embedded networking. During his tenure at National Instruments, he held titles of VP of Software Business and VP of eBusiness. Pasquarette received his BS from Texas A&M University and is named on 8 patents.

Scott Stastny

Sr. Director of Sales
Scott’s Sales and Marketing expertise spans over 30 years of specializing in a consultative, customer centric approach to advising both direct and reselling partners to solve challenging business issues with practical, intuitive and scalable solutions resulting in award winning supplier recognition for exceptional service and support before and after the sale. Previously Mr. Stastny held global Sales and Marketing leadership positions committed to technologically innovating cost reduction purchasing, inventory management, industrial production (ERP), food safety, facility maintenance, employee technical training, and perishable food products optimizing quantifiable strategies for startups and legacy brands alike. Scott earned his B.A. majoring in Political Science with an emphasis on statistical intelligence and diplomacy while minoring in Economic Geography from Northern Illinois University.

Jason Duncan

Director of Sales and Support
Jason Duncan has over 25 years of technology experience in various roles including Senior Software Developer, IT Director, Sales Director and CEO. Jason has deep knowledge in a wide variety of business sectors including Medical, Hi-Tech, and Multi-Unit Retail/Franchise. Jason Duncan was previously CEO at ManagerComplete, a software application designed to manage large scale franchise operations for franchisees at McDonald’s, Planet Fitness, Express Oil Change and more. Jason Duncan graduated from the University of Texas in 1992 with a BBA in Management Information Systems.

Marek Rychlik

Principal Engineer – Front End Architect
Marek Rychlik has more than 25 years of experience as principal engineer, architect, project manager, technical lead, senior software developer, and award-winning user interface designer at consulting and software companies such as Dell, RWD Technologies, Virtual Bridges, and Cloudtools. With an absolute focus on the end user, Marek’s highly analytical and detail-oriented approach results in best-in-class user experiences that make interacting with complex information simple. His projects include solutions for cloud management, virtual desktop infrastructure management, elastic computing, disaster recovery, as well as rich web applications with real-time dashboards, reusable interface components, training modules, and custom applications. Marek received his B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Music from Goucher College, MD.

Shai Lurie

Principal Engineer – Back End Architect
Shai Lurie is a principal engineer and architect with extensive experience in security, cloud and software development management. Shai has architected, designed and led development groups implementing many breakthrough products, including Check Point’s flagship security product for threat emulation, Vigilant Technology’s video surveillance and analytics solutions, and most recently, Swift Sensor’s IOT cloud-based sensor monitoring system. A tenacious researcher, optimizer and problem-solver, Shai brings his relentless dedication to anything he can solve with software. He has led teams developing a first-generation smartphone, a mission-critical firewall kernel, a video streaming service, and a virtual machine migration platform. Shai first acquired his leadership and people management skills as a captain in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and received his B.Sc in Computer Science from Netanya Academic College, Israel.

Ruben Castilla

Director of Finance
Ruben Castilla joined Swift Sensors in 2017 and is responsible for the Finance and Accounting Department. Previously, Ruben had spent over a decade working with Austin area startups in a multitude of industries, providing sound financial leadership, developing and implementing operational policies and procedures, and overseeing teams in the US and abroad. Ruben holds an Accounting Degree (BBA) from The University of Texas at Austin and still resides in the area with his wife and two children.

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