Our team. Our story.

Our team combines experienced recruiters with startup veterans who have founded, scaled, and exited companies at every stage.

Our Story

Jennifer Loftus founded Swing in 2005 with the goal of dismantling the recruiting industry status quo. A mentor at a VC firm told her there were only two services to choose from: resume-spamming contingency or “exec-only” firms with big company networks – not the networks startups need.

In 2012, Mandy Edmund joined SwingSearch as a partner to take the firm to the next level. Together, Jennifer and Mandy forged relationships with leading VCs, startup founders, and key influencers. More importantly, they built something with heart.


Jennifer Loftus

Founder, CEO

25-year search leader and dog rescuer

Mandy Edmund

Partner, COO

 Search Master with a black belt

Annie Wenzel


GTM recruiting veteran and fast talker

Debbie Wissel

East Coast GM

NYC fintech exec (LearnVest, PayPerks, Ellevest) and rugby player

Nate Williams


Customer Success leader (Salesforce, Yammer, Xamarin), whiskey connoisseur

Samantha Price


Startup builder (Intercom, OneLogin) and Swing’s sunshine

Jennifer Diamond


Startup marketing maven (Mashable, Salesforce) who takes calls from her bike

Kim Miller


Career sales recruiter and Chicagoan (aka “queen of the velvet hammer”)

Suzanne Casolaro


Fintech VP Sales (Square, Adyen), quadrilingual Scrabble queen

Jen Gurvey


Marketer, sign language interpreter and forever green thumb

Paul Lee


GTM and Growth leader (Doctor on Demand, Shift, Munchery) who’s seen a lot

Kemper Garnham


Career tech and sales recruiter (Samsara) and Half Dome hiker

Marie Africa


Enterprise sales exec (Gartner, CEB), kickboxer

Jenny Smith


Longtime recruiter and startup HR pro, certified florist

Pooja Choudhary

Sr. Associate

Engineering grad talent hunter who practices Jiu-Jitsu

Carley Case

Sr associate

Full-stack marketer (Lyft), farmgirl from the Mitten State

Mackenzie Moore


Boutique in-house and agency recruiter, Montana glamper


Christian Pimentel

VP Finance

Startup money man and dog whisperer

Daniel Moody

Director, Research

Search wizard, Napa native and wind beneath Swing’s wings

Zvezdelina Naydenova

Sr. Research Analyst

MVP at everything with a Masters in Political Psychology

John Thompson

Sr. Research Analyst

Swing O.G. and tech powerhouse (aka “ask John”)

Phil Lightner


Supersourcer, English teacher and gamer

Join our team

We're looking for a full-desk Director-level Recruiter with deep agency experience, and a Director of Research to lead our executive search intelligence, sourcing, and Research team. If you fit the bill for either role, please contact us with your interest and LinkedIn profile.