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The Human Face of BWB

Here's a little bit about me and the company behind Benchwarmer Baseball.

Benchwarmer Fantasy Sports

Founded in 2000, Benchwarmer Fantasy Sports, formerly Vertex Software Solutions, runs Benchwarmer Baseall and future fantasy simulation games

Jon Swanson

The sole proprietor of BWFS and, consequently, of Benchwarmer Baseball.



  • Grew up in Gettysburg, PA.
  • B.A. in History and Computer Science, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH.
  • Graduate work at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Master of Software Engineering, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.
  • Social studies teacher and coach: 1989-95.
  • CompUSA - Computer Instructor and Training Center Manager: 1995-97.
  • Keane, Inc. - Principal Consultant: 1997-2008.
  • Certified project manager (PMP) since 2006
  • Various consulting jobs 2009-2012
  • Employee of the State of Minnesota: 2012-present
  • Benchwarmer Fantasy Sports: 2000-present.
  • Homebrewer
  • Pittsburgh Pirates fan since 1971.
  • The good fortune of moving to Minneapolis in August 1986 and "adopting" the rooting interest for a last-place ballclub.  Two World Series titles and then season tickets behind home plate since 2001 have helped ease the sting of the Pirates' demise.

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