Chad Swensen is Lantern Creditâ€™s Chief Executive Officer and Director. He is also the Managing Director of Trestles Equity, a private equity firm that he founded, investing in mid-market opportunities. A seasoned technology executive with two decades of successfully developing and leading technology companies, Mr. Swensen began his career as a founding member of Venturi Technologies, which he took public on the NASDAQ.
Prior to joining Lantern, Mr. Swensen was the co-founder and President of SST, a wireless technology solutions provider acquired by DirectPoint, where he served as senior vice president of business development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Swensen served in senior business development roles at Integra Telecom, growing the companyâ€™s revenues to more than $800 million, and was CEO and founder of Turbulin, a virtual call center software company, where he built the brand and the business from inception to exit. Mr. Swensen currently serves on the board of directors of Beacon Audio,
Mr. Swensen has a bachelorâ€™s degree in business management from the Utah Valley University Woodbury School of Business and is the inventor of multiple patents. Residing in Newport Beach, California, he is a husband, a father of four, and an avid surfer.