July 20, 1979
Monroe, Michigan, USA
Early life and career
Swiderski was born in Monroe, Michigan and attended Erie-Mason High School. While attending Michigan State University, he began working as a technology intern at Voyager.net. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management, Swiderski went on to work in a variety of capacities throughout the technology industry including NuSoft, Magenic, and Microsoft. Ed co-founded Kambio Group, a digital marketing agency, and speaks at media and technology conferences throughout the country. Kambio Group was acquired by Legacy Marketing Partners in 2013, and Swiderski is now the Senior Vice President of Digital.
Ed co-authored "Pinterest for Business" with Jess Loren, the first globally printed guide to business marketing on Pinterest, and has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, and several other highly accredited business publications.
Education technology nonprofit
Swiderski co-founded the non-profit Global Education Open Technology Foundation GEOTF, which promotes open standards in education that improves the quality of life of underprivileged students around the world.
Swiderski appeared as a contestant in the fifth season of the ABC reality show The Bachelorette. He left the competition on episode 5 to focus on his job with Microsoft, but returned on episode 7. Swiderski went on to win the competition, and became engaged to Bachelorette Jillian Harris. The couple split in 2010. He then went on to compete on season 3 of Bachelor Pad.
After The Bachelorette, Swiderski continued to be in the public eye, appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Entertainment Tonight. Currently, Swiderski blogs for ChicagoNow, and assists at SocialTechPop with Loren and Justin DiSandro.
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- "Ed on Ellen". Warner Bros. Retrieved 2009.
- "Ed or Alive". ChicagoNow. Retrieved 2011.
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