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Get to know Michael Swail — our new VP of Finance and Operations

by Springbox, July 29, 2015

As a 5th-generation Austinite, with two degrees in accounting from The University of Texas, an MBA from Rice University, and a career spanning successful finance and corporate development roles at Ernst & Young, Lehman Brothers, Tudor Pickering Holt and most recently Peoples Pharmacy, Michael brings a lot to the table! All this while also being co-owner of ALTA’s, a lakefront café in downtown Austin.

Michael’s leadership skills were honed at an early age as a team captain and all-star contributor to The University of Texas lacrosse team. His lead-by-example approach in sports has transitioned well to the field of business. Michael believes that talent and hard work can only take an individual or a company so far – teamwork, dedication to a common goal, is the key to winning.

Having spent a majority of his career in professional services and team environments, Michael is excited to return to the field, this time armed with the operational tools to supplement his accomplished background in accounting and finance. “Springbox has successfully positioned itself as a true partner and thought leader in the complex and rapidly changing world of digital marketing. I believe that we are on the cusp of achieving outstanding growth through high quality results for our clients, and I am lucky to be part of a special team at a unique time in the company’s history,” says Michael.

Away from work, Michael spends most of his time raising three daughters with his wife, Elizabeth, a teacher at Austin High. He is a self-proclaimed coffee snob, a foodie, a health-nut, and an avid fan of UT sports.