We are SwiftComply

Our story

The SwiftComply story begins in Dublin in 2016, though our roots stretch back to 2008. At this time, our CEO Michael O’Dwyer was working as an engineer at Dublin City Council, where he developed Europe’s first fat, oil and grease regulatory programme to solve Dublin’s growing problems with excessive build-up of FOG.

Mick witnessed first-hand how the outdated regulatory processes and fragmented relationships between restaurant owners and regulators hindered virtually all clean-up efforts.

After achieving a staggering 90% reduction in FOG blockages in Dublin, Mick set about creating a tool that would revolutionise how cities around the globe collaborate with the food service industry to solve this problem.

The SwiftComply story begins in Dublin in 2016, though our roots stretch back to 2008. At this time, our CEO Michael O’Dwyer was working as an engineer at Dublin City Council, where he developed Europe’s first fat, oil and grease regulatory programme to solve Dublin’s growing problems with excessive build-up of FOG.

Mick witnessed first-hand how the outdated regulatory processes and fragmented relationships between restaurant owners and regulators hindered virtually all clean-up efforts.

After achieving a staggering 90% reduction in FOG blockages in Dublin, Mick set about creating a tool that would revolutionise how cities around the globe collaborate with the food service industry to solve this problem.

It’s been a whirlwind so far! Check out some of our highlights below:

London TechStars
Shortly after SwiftComply's launch, we were accepted into the London TechStars program, a leading global start-up accelerator. It was there we began the process of transforming our idea into a global solution.
May 2017
USA here we come!
Our rapidly expanding global customer base allowed us to open our first US office in sunny California. We also received an investment from an amazing group of financiers including Techstars Ventures, Howzat Partners and 415 Investments.
January 2018
Global FOG movement
Late 2018 saw SwiftComply operating in five countries and cooperating alongside some of the most innovative wastewater authorities in the world. Our goal is to be at the forefront of a global movement toward sustainable FOG management.
2019
September 2016
Horizon 2020
In early 2017, we were granted High Potential Start-Up status by Enterprise Ireland and also won Bank of Ireland’s StartUp of the Year Award. To cap off an amazing start to the year we were awarded a substantial grant from the Horizon 2020 program run by the EU. Their stated aim of tackling societal challenges through innovation perfectly reflected our vision for SwiftComply.
August 2017
Vetstrijder (Fatfighter)
We opened our Amsterdam office and partnered with Startup in Residence to radically change FOG management in the city. We launched our Vetstrijder campaign to engage foodservice entrepreneurs and provide them the knowledge and tools to efficiently employ sustainable FOG management practices.
September 2018
Expanding into backflow
We began 2019 with the acquisition of XC2 software. The acquisition enabled us to launch SwiftComply Backflow, prevention software that seamlessly notifies, collects and verifies backflow tests reports on behalf of water providers. We also now offer reclaimed water and hydrant and valve testing modules.
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Our people

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Michael O'Dwyer
Founder & CEO

Michael was tasked with launching Europe’s first Fat, Oil and Grease management program in Dublin over a decade ago. Dissatisfied with existing management solutions, Michael developed an entirely new platform to eliminate fatbergs. Originally from Ireland, Michael now lives in Pleasanton, California with his wife Rosalie and their daughter Sophie-Rose.

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Laura Su
UK Business Director

Always up for a new challenge, Laura came from the water industry to lead our business in the UK. After working with various small and medium sized businesses, she quickly developed a passion in creating strategies to help small businesses grow. Outside of work, Laura enjoys exploring new places and trying and testing the latest food trends.

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Lily Van Hende
Country Manager

Lily is a Belgian with a heart for innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship and boasts a background in catering. In Belgium, she worked at a major waste company with notable clients including The European Commission. On a mission to prevent modern environmental issues, Lily is working to connect governments with environmental entrepreneurs. 

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Leonardo Pereira
Marketing Executive

A Brazilian bookworm living in Dublin for half a decade, Leonardo worked as a tech journalist for years before branching out into marketing. He has a keen interest in how innovative technologies can improve people's lives and impact societies positively. At SwiftComply, aside from his natural leaning towards content, Leo enjoys getting involved with design, strategy and even web development.

Sarah Cooke
Sarah Cooke
Environmental Engagement

Sarah is a graduate of the University of York, having studied Human Geography with Environmental Studies. She is passionate about working towards achieving environmental sustainability within human practices and appreciates learning about new innovative conservational techniques. Sarah lives in Durham and enjoys running and spending time with her West Highland Terrier, Heidi.

Emma Russell
Emma Russell
Environmental Engagement

With a background in science and education, Emma has a masters degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Sheffield. Having recently returned from teaching in South Korea, she enjoys engaging with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and is passionate about implementing positive social and environmental change. In her free time, Emma enjoys baking, travelling and tending to her many houseplants.