Swiftly develops enterprise software to help transit agencies and cities improve urban mobility. Built by transportation experts for transportation professionals, the Swiftly platform harnesses billions of data points and sophisticated algorithms to improve transit system performance, service reliability, and real-time passenger information. Cities from coast to coast use Swiftly’s technology platform, improving transportation services for millions of riders each day.


Meet Our Team

 Jonny Simkin   CEO/Co-Founder   Jonathan co-founded Swiftly in 2014 to help improve mobility in cities, working in partnership with transit agencies to enhance the value of their infrastructure investments. Before Swiftly, Jonathan was co-founder and CEO of SwoopThat and HubEdu (acquired in 2012), where he helped reduce the cost of education for millions of students across the United States. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd.

Jonny Simkin

CEO/Co-Founder

Jonathan co-founded Swiftly in 2014 to help improve mobility in cities, working in partnership with transit agencies to enhance the value of their infrastructure investments. Before Swiftly, Jonathan was co-founder and CEO of SwoopThat and HubEdu (acquired in 2012), where he helped reduce the cost of education for millions of students across the United States. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd.

 Michael Smith   CIO/Co-Founder   Mike co-founded Swiftly to build the next generation of passenger information systems and big data analytics for transit agencies. As the former GM & CTO of NextBus, he pioneered real-time passenger information systems. He has created information systems for over 100 transportation agencies. Mike also co-founded and served as president of the board of Walk SF. He has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Michael Smith

CIO/Co-Founder

Mike co-founded Swiftly to build the next generation of passenger information systems and big data analytics for transit agencies. As the former GM & CTO of NextBus, he pioneered real-time passenger information systems. He has created information systems for over 100 transportation agencies. Mike also co-founded and served as president of the board of Walk SF. He has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

 Will Dayton   CTO/Co-Founder   Will co-founded Swiftly in 2014 to improve urban mobility with software. Before co-founding Swiftly, Will was a Lead Platform Engineer at Thismoment, Inc., as well an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley Campus. He attended Stanford as an undergrad and earned his M.S. in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

Will Dayton

CTO/Co-Founder

Will co-founded Swiftly in 2014 to improve urban mobility with software. Before co-founding Swiftly, Will was a Lead Platform Engineer at Thismoment, Inc., as well an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley Campus. He attended Stanford as an undergrad and earned his M.S. in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

 Meredith Bordoni   Head of Product   Meredith joined Swiftly to impact and improve transit at scale with a brilliant team. Formerly the Head of Product for the New User Experience at WordPress.com, Meredith is an experienced product manager with a reputation for building products that people love to use. She graduated with honors from Stanford University.

Meredith Bordoni

Head of Product

Meredith joined Swiftly to impact and improve transit at scale with a brilliant team. Formerly the Head of Product for the New User Experience at WordPress.com, Meredith is an experienced product manager with a reputation for building products that people love to use. She graduated with honors from Stanford University.

 Stan Parkford   Customer Success Manager   Stan is passionate about sustainable urban mobility. He works closely with Swiftly's customers to ensure seamless and well-supported system integrations. He received a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning with an emphasis on urban transit from San Francisco State University.

Stan Parkford

Customer Success Manager

Stan is passionate about sustainable urban mobility. He works closely with Swiftly's customers to ensure seamless and well-supported system integrations. He received a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning with an emphasis on urban transit from San Francisco State University.

 MADDIE SHEEHAN   Data Scientist   Maddie joined Swiftly to deliver new tools and insights that enable transit agencies to deliver better transit service. Formerly, as a member of the Smart Cities Research Group at U.C. Berkeley, Maddie focused on the use of big data sources, including census data, anonymized cell phone records, traffic sensors, and the Google Maps API to make inferences on human travel behavior. Maddie holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, and an M.S. in Transportation Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.

MADDIE SHEEHAN

Data Scientist

Maddie joined Swiftly to deliver new tools and insights that enable transit agencies to deliver better transit service. Formerly, as a member of the Smart Cities Research Group at U.C. Berkeley, Maddie focused on the use of big data sources, including census data, anonymized cell phone records, traffic sensors, and the Google Maps API to make inferences on human travel behavior. Maddie holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, and an M.S. in Transportation Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.

 Paul SwIEncicki   VP, Growth & Customer Success   Paul has helped early stage technology companies grow over the last 20 years.  He recently fell in love with the transit industry after attending more than 30 mobility conferences and speaking with over 200 agencies. He is passionate about empowering cities with new technology to enable the best possible transit service for their communities.

Paul SwIEncicki

VP, Growth & Customer Success

Paul has helped early stage technology companies grow over the last 20 years.  He recently fell in love with the transit industry after attending more than 30 mobility conferences and speaking with over 200 agencies. He is passionate about empowering cities with new technology to enable the best possible transit service for their communities.

 ABE RATNOFSKY   Full Stack Software Engineer   Abe brings an extensive background in architecture, urban design, and computer science to the Swiftly team. He is passionate about building the city of the future and is focused on bringing great design and usability into the Swiftly product suite.Abe joined Swiftly to bring great design and usability to its products. Prior to joining, he studied Computer Science at the University of Toronto and architecture at UCLA. Abe is passionate about improving city life through better understanding of urban data.

ABE RATNOFSKY

Full Stack Software Engineer

Abe brings an extensive background in architecture, urban design, and computer science to the Swiftly team. He is passionate about building the city of the future and is focused on bringing great design and usability into the Swiftly product suite.Abe joined Swiftly to bring great design and usability to its products. Prior to joining, he studied Computer Science at the University of Toronto and architecture at UCLA. Abe is passionate about improving city life through better understanding of urban data.

 JACKSON LESTER   Transit Planner   Jackson joined Swiftly as a former client and Senior Transit Planner for Cascades East Transit in Bend, Oregon. He is driven by making cities more livable without a car, and is excited to help Swiftly bring data insights and passenger information to cities around the world. Jackson brings technical expertise and passion for mobility to the team at Swiftly. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Tulane University and an M.S. in Civil Engineering in Transportation from the University of Washington

JACKSON LESTER

Transit Planner

Jackson joined Swiftly as a former client and Senior Transit Planner for Cascades East Transit in Bend, Oregon. He is driven by making cities more livable without a car, and is excited to help Swiftly bring data insights and passenger information to cities around the world. Jackson brings technical expertise and passion for mobility to the team at Swiftly. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Tulane University and an M.S. in Civil Engineering in Transportation from the University of Washington

 You   Newest Swiftly Team Member   Help us reinvent the future of public transit.

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Newest Swiftly Team Member

Help us reinvent the future of public transit.

 Jym Dyer   Senior Software Engineer   Jym brings a wealth of experience building sophisticated software for transit agencies to Swiftly. With a background in data analytics, Jym has been working in the real-time passenger information space for over seven years, helping cities improve passenger experiences with big data.

Jym Dyer

Senior Software Engineer

Jym brings a wealth of experience building sophisticated software for transit agencies to Swiftly. With a background in data analytics, Jym has been working in the real-time passenger information space for over seven years, helping cities improve passenger experiences with big data.

 Laramie bowron   Customer Success Manager   As a transit planner with over 10 years of public and private experience, Laramie joined Swiftly to provide insights to transit agencies, working with them to provide more efficient and effective service. He brings a background of innovative and creative problem solving and expertise in the mobility problems of both small and large transit providers, and he loves using Swiftly's tools to shed light on planning and operating opportunities. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Planning from Denison University.

Laramie bowron

Customer Success Manager

As a transit planner with over 10 years of public and private experience, Laramie joined Swiftly to provide insights to transit agencies, working with them to provide more efficient and effective service. He brings a background of innovative and creative problem solving and expertise in the mobility problems of both small and large transit providers, and he loves using Swiftly's tools to shed light on planning and operating opportunities. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Planning from Denison University.

 Katie Martin   Product Manager   Katie's career has been anchored in building products that improve communities at scale. With her mission-driven approach to business and product strategy, she has found a home in delivering world-class software that helps cities move efficiently at Swiftly. Katie holds a B.S. from Cornell and an MPA/MBA from New York University.

Katie Martin

Product Manager

Katie's career has been anchored in building products that improve communities at scale. With her mission-driven approach to business and product strategy, she has found a home in delivering world-class software that helps cities move efficiently at Swiftly. Katie holds a B.S. from Cornell and an MPA/MBA from New York University.

 HAOMIN XU   Product Designer   Haomin joined Swiftly as their first Product Designer. She is dedicated to designing a product that is both powerful and intuitive to use. Prior to Swiftly, Haomin worked in business strategy and analytics at Twitter, where she worked on their advertising products. She earned her BS in Marketing and Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland.     

HAOMIN XU

Product Designer

Haomin joined Swiftly as their first Product Designer. She is dedicated to designing a product that is both powerful and intuitive to use. Prior to Swiftly, Haomin worked in business strategy and analytics at Twitter, where she worked on their advertising products. She earned her BS in Marketing and Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland.



 

 TYLER BALL   Software Engineer   Tyler joined Swiftly to help expand our lineup of customer-facing web tools. He is passionate about building user interfaces that are simple and intuitive to operate. Prior to Swiftly, Tyler led frontend development at an energy intelligence company. He holds a B.S. from UC Santa Barbara.       

TYLER BALL

Software Engineer

Tyler joined Swiftly to help expand our lineup of customer-facing web tools. He is passionate about building user interfaces that are simple and intuitive to operate. Prior to Swiftly, Tyler led frontend development at an energy intelligence company. He holds a B.S. from UC Santa Barbara.