Joshua Swanson is the Managing Partner and Editor-in-Chief of Mission Town Media/Worship Leader and is the Co-Founder and former CEO of GTMA. His proudest achievement is being married to Rachael Joy for over 18 years and partnering with her in her work founding New Hope Children. His career as an entrepreneur started back in 2000 with the creation of his first business that is still operating today and has since taken him from the entertainment industry to the service industry to hospitality consulting to tech and now to the successful creation and operation for the last 10 years of GTMA. He’s consulted for businesses like Lettuce Entertain You, Sondors eBike, Rachel Hollis and The Hollis Company. He’s appeared on TV networks like ABC, NBC, Lifetime, and Hallmark. His companies have worked with major brands like Sprint, Pokemon Go (he was also in a Pokemon movie), Pepsi, The Latin Grammys, the Billboard Awards, Corona and over 75 national real estate developers, management companies, and ownership groups. He’s narrated over a hundred audiobooks and was awarded Best YA Voice in both 2011 and 2012. His companies have been Inc. 5000 three different times. Most recently he’s sold a self-funded startup called Razz Interactive to a private equity-backed property management company called ResMan.
In his spare time he and his wife frequent wine country and travel as much as possible.
In December of 2019 Razz Interactive was sold to ResMan, a property management software solution for the multi-family industry. ResMan is backed by Mainsail Partners, a private equity group out of San Francisco and this transaction solidified Joshua as an entrepreneur able to build and sell successful businesses with little to no initial capital.
In May of 2021 Mission Town Media was formed, alongside the Fromm family, and the Worship Leader brand was relaunched as the flagship brand. Joshua’s current role as Editor focuses on telling stories within the worship space that help spread the Gospel and encourage other Believers to go deeper in their faith.