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

Director

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

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

Principal

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  

Sam Marelich

PRINCIPAL

A NZ native with expertise in sales team build-outs  

Pooja Choudhary

Sr Associate

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

Zvezdelina Naydenova

MARKETING & OPS MANAGER

MVP at everything with a Masters in Political Psychology 

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Coming Soon! 

PRINCIPAL

Excited to announce another awesome addition to our team, starting in a month! 

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We’re Hiring! 

COME JOIN US! 

Always looking for inspired recruiters to join our team! 

SEARCH STRATEGY & OPERATIONS

Christian Pimentel

VP Finance

Startup money man and dog
whisperer

 

Brian Lamendola

VP, Research & Ops

15+ years in executive research & sourcing strategy. Pizza nerd 

Daniel Moody

Director, Research

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

Tiffany Clatur

Lead Executive Researcher

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

Liz Margoles

Sr. Research Analyst

Research maven with a heart that purrs

Phil Lightner

SR. RESEARCH Analyst

Supersourcer, English teacher and gamer

Elizabeth Smith

Sr. RESEARCH Analyst

Sourcing and research extraordinaire, Xoogler, discomfort seeker

Yassin Alshehabi

RESEARCH Analyst

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

Apsara T Hassan

Accountant

Number cruncher and the best Henna artist among us  

Ankit Patwa

LEAD RESEARCH CONSULTANT

Experienced research professional & traveling foosball champ

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  

We’re Hiring! 

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We are always on the hunt 

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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