John Thompson


John is Swing’s longest-tenured employee and also one of our original remote team members, before COVID made us all more distributed. With over 25 years of recruiting experience, he has worked with some of the most iconic companies in Silicon Valley when they were just a small team chasing a dream. Several years ago John settled on research as his true passion in the industry and gives a personalized sourcing approach for each client. He is known for finding that needle in a haystack! 

Born and raised in California, John relocated to Bend, Oregon, over a decade ago. In his spare time he can be found spending time with his kids and grandkids, restoring cars or taking advantage of Eastern Oregon’s many hunting and fishing opportunities.

If I had one motto to live by…

Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.

Fun fact:

Has broken over 20 different bones, and have the X-rays to prove it. Also, I’ve never lost at Scrabble…to anyone under the age of 10.

Favorite interview question:

What experience in your previous jobs has made you a better person?

What drives you in your career?

The challenge of filling roles that are considered near-impossible