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.
Compact Wireless Sensors
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Transmit Data to
the Cloud. Securely.
Wifi, Ethernet, or Cell Modem
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Systems & Equipment.
- Automated Alerts
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Meet Our Founder
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.
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.
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.
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.
Principal Engineer and Founder
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.
Vice President of Sales
Jason Moyer joined Swift Sensors in January of 2023 as the Vice President of Sales. Jason has more than 20 years of experience in sales, sales management, customer service, acquisition, retainment, and leadership. Prior to joining Swift Sensors, Jason worked as VP of Sales and Marketing for companies in Network Management, IT Services, and Database Management. Jason is a proven leader in solution-based selling, SaaS, software and hardware sales, channel development, relationship management, and enablement. His passion is working with people to help them enhance their lives and careers.