Troy Swope

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer


Co-founder and CEO Troy Swope leads world-class engineers, scientists, environmentalists and designers on a mission to create a healthier planet, with step one to provide sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. Troy’s work as a self-titled ‘accidental environmentalist’ has already led to sustainable, biodegradable and compostable packaging solutions that are implemented by its customers in nearly every U.S. grocery store – at equal performance and cost, on a per-unit basis, to traditional plastic packaging.
Troy’s innovative expertise spans over 20 years, first as an award-winning engineer at Intel where he introduced new materials science methodologies that resulted in a $350 million-dollar manufacturing cost savings; and later as the founder of Unisource Global Solutions, which disrupted the EPS and EPE foam packaging industry by creating sustainable molded pulp packaging alternatives for consumer electronics such as Dell Computers. He has been named as a Business Intelligence Group Sustainability Hero of the Year and Mountain Desert Finalist for E&Y’s 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year. Through his leadership, the team currently supplies millions of plastic-free units every year — leading Footprint to be named to the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 and Fortune’s 2020 Change the World lists.