P.O. Box 30602
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
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Frank Swanson

Frank Swanson

How I Can Help You

I can help develop a Lean Startup Business Plan, define a management structure and guide you through Santa Barbara County and State of California business startup requirements and filings.

My background in corporate and small business high technology management enables my ability to counsel entrepreneurs and small businesses in the areas of Government program and proposal management, contract negotiations, business development, financial and strategic planning and scenario planning. I provide business development, proposal management, contract negotiation and program management to several California-based high-technology small businesses. I act as a business and technology interface for small businesses and several National Laboratories, Government Agencies, and Universities.

I am the founder and owner of Summit Light Management an Individual owned technology consulting firm. Summit Light Management provides the knowledge and experience gained as a senior manager with over thirty years of high technology expertise, program management and business development experience at Honeywell, Hughes Aircraft Company, General Motors Delco Systems Operations, Litton Data Systems, Innovative Survivability Technologies and Textron Systems Corporation. I was a co-founder of Innovative Survivability technologies, a high technology small business, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. This required involvement in all phases of the business to assure growing revenues and cash flow. I joined Textron Systems Corporation as the Business Development Director when Innovative Survivability Technologies (IST) was acquired by Textron. I retired from Textron to form Summit Light Management,

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Start-Ups
  • Legal Organization
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Industry Experience
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Scenario Planning
    Small Business Startup
  • Small Business Lessons Learned


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with Distinction, from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration, with High Distinction, from Minnesota State University at Mankato. Alfred P. Sloan Scholar at the University of Minnesota during junior and senior years and a member of Phi Lambda Upsilon and Beta Gamma Sigma. Additional higher education includes Honeywell A&D University Management Courses in Operations, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Operations Management, Honeywell Middle Management School and Textron Growth Leadership Program at The Ohio State University.

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