Phil Lightner


As a former English teacher and lifelong gamer, Phil loves the challenge of learning something new, being persistent, and the feeling of searching until he “wins” the perfect candidate for a role. 

Phil grew up working in a small family retail business that supported Japanese restaurants. There, he learned first-hand about customer experience, work ethic and business growth. Always curious, Phil has lived in France teaching English and in Australia working in Melbourne’s cafe scene. Like many, he believes his experience working in the kitchen taught him some of life’s greatest lessons. 

In 2019, Phil settled back in the Bay Area and joined Swing’s Research Team, partnering with recruiters to find and close successful searches. 

A motto to live by:

“I live my life a quarter mile at a time” (The Fast & The Furious)

Fun fact:

I consider myself a Gamer Geek, which keeps me on trend with the latest gaming technology and hardware.