After graduating from UCLA and sharpening his skills within the financial services industry at Northwestern Mutual for nearly three years, Michael decided to venture into the entrepreneurial world. In 2009, he co-founded Swift Chip, alongside his business partner, Ken May. The company was born from the unique combination of Michael’s passion for people and Ken’s extensive technological know-how. Their mission? To transform IT from a business burden into an indispensable business asset by taking the “SH” out of IT.
At the heart of Swift Chip’s success lies Michael’s dedication to superior customer service within an industry too often marred by inconsistent support. As the driving force behind business development and community partnerships, Michael fosters a vibrant culture at Swift Chip where the team can continually learn, excel, and ultimately, delight clients.
Working hand-in-hand with a talented team of IT experts who resonate with our core values—which are highlighted by a customer-centric approach, inquisitiveness, and a fervor for technology—Michael has steered Swift Chip’s growth. The company has grown from working out of a small apartment in Los Angeles to having offices in both Los Angeles and Ventura. Along this journey, they’ve proudly served over 1,000 SMBs. Swift Chip’s loyal clients know they can rely on the company’s expertise and dedication to going above and beyond whenever needed.
When he’s not busy taking the “SH” out of IT, Michael enjoys time with his large family and circle of friends, taking in live music, and supporting the arts. He also sometimes finds himself imagining how many more Championships the Dodgers and Lakers could have won had they sought his advice on crucial decisions. After breaking a sweat in the gym, playing pickup hoops, or on the local hiking trails, Michael enjoys treating himself with tacos of all sorts. And when Michael’s curiosity isn’t getting him into something new and exciting, he’s perfecting the art of the weekend nap, a pursuit he takes quite seriously.
Swift Chip provides managed IT and cybersecurity services for a wide variety of companies in fields with stringent privacy and compliance requirements.