Born and raised in Hong Kong, Swire immigrated to Los Angeles in 1996. He is a proud Chinese American who speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He trained as a sound engineer, working at recording studios and entertainment agencies before starting his own firm, Hellman Production, Inc, 2003 in Los Angeles. Swire and his team successfully produced attractive, personalized DVD and CD cases and custom merchandise like T-shirts, earning a Score award in 2009, for small business success. His business eventually grew so popular, he decided to sell Hellman Production in 2013 to focus exclusively on the promotional product industry.
Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions are led by founders Shirley and Swire Ho with years of experience in promotional items and advertising specialties. With a sourcing platform of over 3,500 vendor partners, we have manufacturing capabilities that cover any custom products imaginable.