About Us


Kenneth May


He’s been a resident of Ventura since 1999, and has 3 daughters and a son. He has a Masters Degree from SBCOM, a Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College and has written 3 books and numerous articles. He has been Voted Top Channel Influencer of the SMBnation 150, and carries numerous certifications from HP, Microsoft, Cisco, SANS, Symantec, Dell and more. Recently, he was chosen by his peers to be elected to the CompTIA Managed IT Services Community Executive Council, where he will directly influence the education and guidance of their international IT community. Ken is also a Commissioner for the City of Ventura, CA, where he works to help promote the Arts in his community.

He enjoys music, martial arts, movies and SCUBA diving. Mr. May strongly believes that it is important to be actively involved in the community, and that one should always try to keep the Big Picture and long term goals in mind when solving immediate-need issues, whether it be in business, community or one’s personal life.

Ken May's certifications include: CompTIA Security+, CySA+, CSAP, GSEC, GCIH, GPEN, GAWN, etc.


Michael Paul


After graduating from UCLA and gaining valuable experience in the financial services industry while at Northwestern Mutual for nearly 3 years, Michael co-founded Swift Chip in 2009 with Ken May. Michael’s intent was to combine his passion for helping people with the IT expertise of his business partner, Ken May, and turn IT into a business’ asset, rather than the burden it's often thought of. This merging of philosophies and understanding that Swift Chip is essentially a customer service company expected to deliver reliable service in an industry plagued by unreliable service, is how Swift Chip has thrived and developed the reputation for taking the “SH” out of IT!

Primarily, Michael’s role is to develop business, establish partnerships in the community, and to cultivate a culture where Swift Chip’s people can learn and excel, which makes for satisfied clients. He happens to be fortunate to work with a capable team of IT experts who share a customer-centric mindset and a passion for technology. Together, they’ve grown Swift Chip from a company working out of a small apartment in Los Angeles to a company with offices in Santa Monica and Ventura which has served 1,000+ SMBs in those communities . Ultimately, Swift Chip’s clients stick with them because clients can count on Swift Chip’s expertise and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty whenever they’re needed.

When Michael isn’t taking the “SH” out of IT, he enjoys spending time with his large family and friends, live music, supporting the arts, breaking a sweat, collecting stamps in his passport, impatiently waiting for Dodgers and Lakers’ championships, promoting literacy as a board member for Reading Opens Minds, and perfecting the art of napping on weekends.