Our Team

Brian Graddon - CEO

Brian graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Business/Finance prior to moving south to San Diego. After a brief stint in finance, Brian shifted gears to become a Firefighter Paramedic, going on to work as a SWAT Medic, Engineer, and Captain over a 15-year span. As a Firefighter and SWAT Medic, Brian gained first hand experience in the life-saving application of tourniquets, hemostatic gauze, chest seals and other bleeding control products needed for traumatic incidents ranging from shootings and stabbings, to industrial and household accidents. This experience cultivated a mission to spread awareness, and to place these easy-to-use but lifesaving tools into the hands of lay responders everywhere. In his off-time Brian stays busy raising 3 teenage daughters with his wife Elizabeth, and keeping active with surfing, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

Paul McSweeney – Vice President of Operations

Paul graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Scientific and Technical Communications and Minor in Applied Econ. He has spent most of his career developing new products, including: design, manufacturing, sourcing and supply chain management. Paul became interested in the safety industry given his own heart condition that is serious enough to warrant an implanted cardiac defibrillator. He saw gaps in high-quality low-cost tools for laymen and professional responders in the first aid and bleeding control space and an opportunity to help fill these. When Paul is or isn't working you can commonly find him traveling around the world in search of new production partners and authentic restaurants.

Adam Baczkowski – Operations Manager

Adam graduated from Rutgers State University with a degree in Economics prior to moving to San Diego, CA. Coming from an extensive Hospitality background, the health and safety of others has always been a priority. To best equip himself, Adam became CPR and bleeding control certified, organized and led multiple safety committees, & participated in mass casualty incident training exercises in conjunction with the Carlsbad Police, Fire Department, and San Diego Sheriffs Office. More recently, he and his fellow teammates joined forces with the DoD and their STOP THE BLEED® initiative, bringing exciting new Bleeding Control products to the market in a push to spread awareness on how to control life threatening traumatic blood loss. Outside of work, he can often be found hiking, traveling, or creating music with friends & family.

John Bird – Operations Manager

A San Diego County local, John came to True Rescue with little experience in the bleeding control industry, but with a strong passion to work in a business that is making a difference in his community. Since achieving a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, John has enjoyed a background prior to joining the True Rescue team encompassing a range of industries from retail and real estate, to physical therapy, and data analytics. Now fully converted to the importance of bleeding control awareness, John hopes to help True Rescue grow and further expand this awareness to as many people as possible. In his spare time, John enjoys hobbies including cooking, baking, bonsai, dancing, going to museums, and otherwise studying local flora and fauna.

Edgar Aguilar – Warehouse & Shipping Manager

Edgar Aguilar is a warehouse manager with over 5 years of experience. He excels in ensuring the warehouse operates at peak efficiency, with customer satisfaction being the primary goal, by supervising, organizing, directing and training warehouse employees and establishing, monitoring, and managing operation goals. Since joining the team, Edgar has been excited to become certified in CPR and Bleeding Control, and to expand his knowledge in all things regarding the safety industry. In his free time, Edgar loves to spend time with his family and friends, he also pours his extra energy in organizing private soccer sessions with kids in his community as well as playing at a very high level.

Eddie Aguilar – Warehouse & Shipping Specialist

Eddie is a warehouse specialist whose passion for organization, precision and detail is clearly demonstrated throughout the warehouse. With his background in elite competitive soccer, Eddie is no rookie to teamwork, leadership, and performing to his best for his peers to replicate. Without any prior knowledge of bleeding control products, Eddie was 100% on board since day 1 after realizing the life-saving capabilities of putting first aid equipment in as many people’s hands as possible. He has since gone on to be CPR, First Aid and bleeding control certified. When Eddie isn’t spending his time learning something new via podcasts, He’s likely weightlifting chasing personal records.