Tom Swip is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Guard911. As a founding member, Tom and his company, Swip Systems, spearheaded the development of the innovative and life-saving Hero911 and Guard911 apps. Tom has always been an entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was 9 years old, washing windows for local businesses on Main St. in his hometown. Tom has run many other successful businesses. He is also an Eagle Scout. Tom has worked for United Postal Service (UPS) as an Industrial Engineer. His responsibilities included establishing the first ever nationwide implementation of package barcoding, the tablets that UPS drivers still carry today and nationwide wireless network in UPS trucks. Tom is the founder of the Midwest Manufacturing Leaders, a 6000 member national organization with a mission of bringing manufacturing back to the Midwest to strengthen the Midwest economy. He is a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, an international group of business owners, The Entrepreneurship Institute, a nonprofit that helps companies grow, the Association for Corporate Growth, a national group of leaders in mid-market business activities, and the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, a group that develops the economic agenda for the Metro East Region. Tom continues to play a vital role in the research and development of features and updates to ensure Guard911 services allow for the quickest, most effective communication possible with law enforcement professionals.
Vice President and CTO