Christian Smeltzer is the founder of Swade Inc. Swade is a mobile trading platform where users can swap items for other items. Swade mission is to give your belongings a value and to create a market where that value can be leveraged. The best part about it? It’s free. You can open a world of trading possibilities with this mobile app. Smeltzer and his team guarantees you’ll be satisfied. As we speak Swade is currently being designed.
While in high school, Smeltzer was a student coach for the speech team, the debate team, played football and was also nominated for the national honor society; graduating with a 3.8 GPA. After high school, he went to work in a factory, the architectural firm that owned the Millwork, Allstate Insurance Company, Buckle Inc, General Motors Company (GMC), etc. Smeltzer was also a bodyguard in London and Africa in addition to doing small security gigs and bouncing at clubs before he received a job offer in NYC. Smeltzer then moved to NYC and started working as a bookkeeper and admin assistant at a firm on Wall Street, two years later he became the accountant and risk manager for the same Wall Street firm. Later, Smeltzer was promoted to being the junior accountant for a private investigation and executive protection agency in midtown where he has been working for the last 2 years. While Smeltzer has been hard at work, he never gave up on his dreams. Smeltzer’s inspiration for Smeltzer came while trading equipment in his family’s farm. He questioned if there was a better platform for farmers to trade in rural areas. Thanks to his various jobs, and savings, he was able to fund and use his connections to incorporate Swade and has been building it ever since.
“Many people want to invest however many people don’t have the time or understanding or money to invest – but many people have 10-15k worth of stuff in their apartments, so being able to leverage the value of their items would help them grow their net value in an alternate fashion. We’re looking to launch by end of April and we’re giving away premium memberships for free to the first 2000 people who sign up for release at Swade.com. ” – Christian Smeltzer
Currently, Swade is pre-launch and looking for investors but has 80% of the app finished and has a team of 6 people, himself included. The dissertation of the app is a solid-state value trading application where users can trade their items for other items. Swade’s algorithm allows users to calculate how much their items are worth, helping them look at their items differently and become more selective when purchasing. Thanks to Smeltzer and his team, you can open a world of trading possibilities with Swade Inc.
Awards & Recognition
- CIO magazines “Top 10 Trading Solution Providers”
- Silicon Reviews “Top 50 Leading Companies”
- The Corporate Vision Excellence Award “Most Influential CEO” in the mobile trading sector.