Abstract Forward Consulting
CEO, Founder, & Principal Consultant, Abstract Forward Consulting
Mr. Swenson has a BA in Political Science Legal Studies from the University of WI – Eau Claire and spent five years in financial service marketing before going to business school. After obtaining his MBA in 2010 from Saint Mary’s University of MN he had had many progressive consulting stints at leading companies including: U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Prime Therapeutics, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs MN chapter, van Wagenen Financial Services, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, and Optum/UHG. In 2011 he successfully predicted Google’s move to combine their Google + Hangouts feature with their standalone Google Voice product (happened in 2014). In 2013 he correctly forecasted the growth of digital currency. In 2014 he was one of the bloggers who was correct without inside information on how the Target data breach went down. He was also a marketing and training specialist for 5.5. years at Best Buy on weekends for Intel, where he holds two certifications. Additionally, he is on the Cyber Security Summit Advisory Board and the Federal Reserve Secure Payment Task Force.