Michael Swanson has worked as an entrepreneur
and strategic advisor for over 20 years. He has held senior management positions in public and private
healthcare and technology companies in sales, marketing, operations, and corporate development. Most recently,
he founded Synapse Ventures to work with growing companies on debt strategy and placement.
Previously, he was President & co-CEO of
Interactive Metronome, a privately held manufacturer of medical devices sold to hospitals and clinics worldwide where he grew
the business from inception to more than 2,000 customer sites offering treatment. Prior to that, Mr. Swanson
was VP of Sales and Marketing for Momentix, a venture-backed Internet company providing marketing and communication infrastructure
for the publishing and conference industries. Before joining Momentix, Mr. Swanson was VP of Sales and
Marketing for Mediconsult.com where he participated in taking public this Internet company focused on healthcare information
for physicians and patients.
Swanson spent four years as a strategy consultant to Fortune 500 companies while a Senior Principal at Treacy & Company.
There he built long-term growth strategies for his clients, many focused on the use of emerging technology.
At Treacy & Company, Mr. Swanson also worked on direct investments into platform companies, completing 5 investments
during 1998. Mr. Swanson is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Electrical Engineering.