Jerem Swenddal


Executive Management


Vice President - Business Operations and Strategy

As VP of Business Operations and Strategy, Jerem is responsible for leading teams of Facilities, IT, Cybersecurity, Environment Health & Safety, and Corporate Security professionals to enable efficient and effective Research Operations.


He also leads the Institute’s Strategic Planning & Execution efforts as we work to grow MRIGlobal’s mission and impact.  Jerem and his wife have two daughters who keep everyone busy with their activities. The oldest recently headed off to college at University of Missouri and the youngest picked up the pace to ensure her parents do not get bored. They all enjoy outdoor activities and participating in the fun events that Kansas City has to offer. 

Jerem joined MRIGlobal in 2022 following more than 23 years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry officer. Along the way, he served in multiple roles, including director, operations officer, planner, and chief of staff, in both the U.S. and Middle East. Jerem assumed the role of VP of Business Operations and Strategy for MRIGlobal following a period as the Director of Life Sciences. In that role, Jerem was responsible for the safe and quality delivery of research activities involving life sciences technical staff members across a wide variety of specialties and project areas. Jerem is passionate about building high-performing teams while delivering impactful health and safety solutions for the world. 


M.M.A.S, Operational Art and Science/Studies, U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point