Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Since 2000, Mr. Swanson has been Chief Executive Officer, a member of the Credit Committee and a Member of the Board of Directors of Advocate Capital, Inc. Also, he presently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
His daily role at Advocate covers a wide range of activities including client relations, strategic planning, credit underwriting, marketing and public relations.
Since 1999, Mr. Swanson has also been President and a Member of Wellgen Standard LLC, a private equity firm.
Prior to Wellgen and Advocate, Mr. Swanson was Vice President and General Manager of Champion America, Inc. He held a variety of positions at Champion from 1989 until its sale in 1999 to Brady Corporation, Milwaukee, WI (BRC:NYSE).
In the Spring 2011 edition, The Trial Lawyer magazine published Mr. Swanson’s article entitled “About That Loan…”. View a PDF version of that article. The Trial Lawyer magazine is a publication of The National Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Swanson is the author of How David Beats Goliath: Access to Capital for Contingent-Fee Law Firms. This book is a definitive, common-sense read that explains how contingent-fee law firm funding works, who provides it, what it costs, and how law firms can acquire and use it efficiently.
Mr. Swanson launched The How David Beats Goliath Podcast® in 2019. It focuses on topics that matter to trial lawyers, from law firm marketing to retirement planning. The podcast features industry-leading legal professionals. Mr. Swanson also discusses Cases That Made a Difference™ with America’s brightest trial attorneys. Tune in on Itunes, Spotify or Stitcher.
Mr. Swanson is also a member in good standing of the American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC).
Mr. Swanson attended The Ohio State University and Cleveland State University.