Paul Lee


Paul has held a front-row seat in the evolution from “Marketing” to “Growth,” and can go deep with candidates and clients on acquisition, funnel optimization, retention, analytics infrastructure, operations and more. 

Prior to joining SwingSearch, Paul gained 15+ years of marketing experience in agencies and Series A, B, and C startups. He led the growth function at both Munchery (food marketplace) and Shift (auto marketplace) during their rapid growth through Series B, C & D. As a recruiter, Paul loves advising clients on how to build a growth/marketing/product team and what hires are best for the role. His deep experiences in marketplaces and building marketing programs from ground up gives him strong insights into what makes for a successful candidate for an earlier stage startup.

Paul lives in Alameda with his wife and two young children. Outside of work, he mentors local youth as well as helps international scholars in their transition to America.

Notable Placements:

Chief Product Officer, Stitcher
VP of Growth, Kiva
VP of Growth, Pendulum Therapeutics
VP/GM, Content Strategy & Operations, Udacity
Sr. Dir. of Demand Generation, Dremio
Sr. Dir. of Retention, Rocketlawyer
Head of Product Mktg, Preset
Director of Performance Mktg, Empower

Fun Fact:

In college, I won a “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” award because I can show a very polished business persona but in real life I love making people laugh, love acting and can be very hammy. If you’re lucky, they will intersect on a call!