About Eric Swenson

Workforce strategist, author, and speaker. 


Eric Swenson is an expert on management and leadership.  His work with businesses throughout North America has led to improved performance, stronger employee engagement, and greater customer satisfaction. He has conducted his cutting-edge leadership development programs before thousands of senior executives and managers, as well as first-time supervisors.


Eric has written two books: Managing People in the 21st Century and The 5 A’s of Great Employees.

Eric speaks frequently at organizations and conferences on topics ranging from leadership and management to workforce trends and issues.  He has conducted seminars for professional organizations and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences and conventions. 


He is the founder and managing director of RSJ/Swenson, a human resources and workforce outsourcing firm serving more than 250 businesses in North America, ranging from start-ups to established companies with over 1,000 employees.  Virtually every industry is represented in RSJ/Swenson’s portfolio.  The two main brands of RSJ/Swenson are Tanzanite Leadership Development and Symmetry HR Outsourcing.


Eric has managed hundreds of employees and interviewed thousands of job candidates in his career. Prior to launching RSJ/Swenson in 2003, he had a corporate career in sales, training, marketing, and senior management for two large corporations. 


A proud Eagle Scout, he is a graduate of the University of the Pacific where he majored in English and communications and was student body president at the College of the Pacific.


He is currently developing groundbreaking new talent management programs such as “The Destination Employer,” co-authored with renowned ethicist Michael Josephson, and “Understanding Next Generation’s Global Workforce,” with New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Kushell.


Eric and his wife, Yukiji, live in Los Angeles.


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