Swyft Management Team

Building success in automated retail & vending

Meet the team building the dream. Including an icon in the industry – the creator of automated retail, and a renowned technical retail executive and a crew of passionate and hardworking individuals with a wealth of experience in modern retail, brand management, software and technical operations.


Gower Smith

Chairman & CEO, Co-founder

Creator of Automated Retail. Past ventures include: Computerland, Archives Computers & Boomerang Imaging Supplies. Gower Smith was also the sole Founder, CEO and Co-Chairman of ZoomSystems.

Richard Hashim

COO & President

Corsair’s first employee and key member of the executive team who grew the startup into one of the world’s biggest computer/consumer electronics brands.


Lincoln Smith

VP Marketing, Co-founder

12 years software, mobile & social marketing services. Lincoln manages strategic product and technology developments, including strategic software partnerships in China, Russia, Poland and Canada as well as our global hardware partnerships.

Brian Levin

VP Sales & Co-founder

12 years in consumer brand sales with a career that started in high volume food distribution and logistics and more recently representing Red Bull & Fiji Water.


Jordan Smith

Director Operations, Co-founder

The most experienced automated retail tech operator globally. Successfully deployed and managed the first networks of branded automated retail stores in Asia & Europe. Jordan manages our global operational partners including field services, logistics and warehousing, replenishment and call centers.

Akitoshi Kanoda

General Manager, Swyft Japan

Retail Operations Executive. Former Operations Manager for ZoomSystems Japan, retail operations for BoConcept, Disney Store and Sephora, supply chain and logistics management for DHL, Medtronic and Universal Paper.


Francisco Carriedo

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

Senior developer of the previous generation of world-leading automated retail technology platform with 7 years at ZoomSystems. Software Engineer at Google (TvAds team) and Gap, Inc. (payment systems). Francisco controls the design, architecture, integration and quality of the software technology developed by our software engineering teams in China, Russia, Poland and Canada.