Our team. Our story.

Our team combines experienced recruiters with startup operators 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.

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TEAM

Jennifer Loftus

Founder, CEO

25-year search leader and dog rescuer

Mandy Edmund

Partner, COO

Search Master with a black belt

Annie Wenzel

Partner

GTM recruiting veteran and fast talker

Debbie Wissel

VP, GROWTH & PARTNERSHIPS

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

Magna Sundstrom

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Exec Search star, world wanderer

Ken Rowe

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Special Operations Army Veteran, executive recruiter and washed up hockey player

Jennifer Diamond

Associate Partner

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

Suzanne Casolaro

Associate Partner

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

Jenny Smith

Associate Partner

From Search to VC then back again, certified florist

Kim Miller

Associate Partner

Sales crusher turned Recruiter (in-house & agency) and Chicagoan (aka “the velvet hammer”)

Jack Meeks

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Skilled in navigation of all kinds, especially Sales leadership and team build-outs 

Jim Campbell

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Product & Engineering specialist whose recruiting experience spans the
globe

Sarah Greathouse

Director

20+ years hunting the best, 12 of which at Pandora. Loves butter 

Maggie LeFevour

Director

CPG marketer turned startup operator, always connecting people 

Jen Gurvey

Director

Marketer, sign language interpreter and forever green thumb

Jacqui Corrado

Principal

SpaceX alum, badass recruiter and flying trapeze artist (no, really)

Carley Case

Principal

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

Ross Scheuerman

Principal

Former NFL player (for real!) who now brings his strength to team-building and recruiting

Mallory Welty

PRINCIPAL

Ex-Uber power house, talent treasure hunter, and former a cappella singer 

Christina Galarneau

Principal

Experienced engineering recruiter with a secret talent for crosswords 

Eric Williams 

PRINCIPAL

Revenue ops & sales all day long + avid cycler 

Ellie Pearson

PRINCIPAL

Square-alum,VC-alum and a baller on the court.

Dan Weller

PRINCIPAL

Our stand-up comedian, writer and recruiter extraordinaire  

Jessica Horn

PRINCIPAL

Inspired toward HealthTech. Loves building relationships, but closeted bookworm at heart 

Pooja Choudhary

Principal

Engineering grad talent hunter who practices Jiu-Jitsu

Jessica Kaplin

SR ASSOCIATE

A Bozeman, MT native, back at Swing for a second act! 

Carly Lambert

SEARCH MANAGER

Our inhouse expert in the Zone of Genius and a former ski instructor

Dinara Gabdrakhmanova

SEARCH MANAGER

An avid reader with a love for adventure  

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RESEARCH  & OPERATIONS

Christian Pimentel

VP, Finance

Startup money man and dog
whisperer

 

Brian Lamendola

VP, Research & Ops

15+ years in search strategy and operations. Pizza enthusiast 

Kristina Clancy

Senior Director, HR & People

Moonwalking master and allround people person 

Tiffany Clatur

Research Director

Tap dancer with a sweet tooth and a love for the hunt

Daniel Moody

Knowledge director

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

Ankit Patwa

India Team Manager

Experienced research professional & traveling foosball champ

Zvezdelina Naydenova

MARKETING & OPS MANAGER

MVP at everything with a Masters in Political Psychology 

Phil Lightner

Research Associate

Supersourcer, English teacher and gamer

Liz Smith

Research Associate

Sourcing and research extraordinaire, Xoogler, discomfort seeker

Stacy Wanerman

Marketing & Ops associate

Disney runner and bread entrepreneur, putting her marketing magic to work! 

Yassin Alshehabi

Sr. Research Analyst

Ever curious and in-house expert in Muay Thai and photography

Desiree Corbett 

Sr. Research Analyst

Accomplished pianist and savvy researcher with a MS in Library & Information Studies

Alex McFee

RESEARCH Analyst

Voracious reader who brings her many talents to search strategy  

Ankit Arora

SOURCING Analyst

Sourcing specialist, curious and loves to explore  

Suvojyoti Podder

Sourcing Analyst

Avid traveler and explorer of all things    

Apsara T Hassan

Accountant

Number cruncher and the best Henna artist among us

We’re Hiring!

Come Join Us!

Always looking for inspiring people to join our team!

Join our team

We're always looking for bright, curious, driven search scientists and full-desk recruiters to join our team. Learn more about our current openings on our Careers Page