Technology Integrator Top Talent Under 40: Brooks Swift, iPoint
In a brief survey, we asked our Technology Integrator Top Talent Under 40 honoree to answer a few questions about themselves and about the industry. To see the full list of winners, click here.
Part 1: Profile Questions
Name: Brooks Swift
Title and company: CEO iPoint
A brief description of your role there: I work to see the iPoint core competencies come to fruition.
Years in industry: 20
Where you grew up: Topeka Kansas
Where you live now: Marco Island, FL
Accomplishments and why those are important to you or your company: It was my vision to create a single, consolidated platform the allows you to run your entire AV company from anywhere in the world. That is what iPoint is.
Industry awards: CEPro Best Award 2018, Dealerscope 40 under 40
Part 2: Fun Questions
What I like best about my job: My favorite moments come when I am working on a struggle with one of our community members and find a way to automate, consolidate, and perpetuate resolution. Not only for them but for the entire industry as a whole.
Favorite pastime/hobby: I am an avid SCUBA diver, spear fisherman, and family man.
If you could be anyplace else right now, where would it be and what would you be doing?: If I had to be somewhere, I would want to be right here, right now, at this moment.
Part 3: More Serious Questions
What makes you believe the CI industry will get healthier and thrive during the next five years? Why?
IOT! With so many more connected devices being created, automation is becoming mainstream. Someone is going to have to help the average homeowner when Alexa starts laughing at them or when Siri refuses to open the garage door. That is an entry point for us, not only to provide immediate relief but to provide long-term solutions to homeowners home automation needs.