Author, speaker, consultant – Eric Swenson has worked in sales, management, training and marketing for more than 25 years. He works with businesses throughout the United States and Canada to develop talent, train and improve management through intentionally establishing and enhancing values, culture and leadership.
His first book, “Managing People in the 21st Century”, was published in 2004. He’s 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.
Businesses are raving about his innovative program and philosophy, “The 5 A’s Of Great Employees,” which helps employers identify current and potential employees by identifying those attributes that businesses need to significantly improve their profitability. The Five A’s” was published in March 2016.
He is the Founder & Managing Director of RSJ/Swenson, a human resources and workforce development firm serving businesses of all sizes in the United States and Canada. He founded his firm in 2003, and merged it with the CPA firm of Rose, Snyder & Jacobs in 2008. He has managed hundreds of employees and interviewed thousands of job candidates in his career.
Prior to launching RSJ/Swenson, he was the Los Angeles District Sales Manager for Paychex, a Fortune 1000 company providing payroll and human resources solutions to small businesses. He ran a division spreading from the South Bay up to San Luis Obispo and was responsible for a sales staff which sold 401(k), Human Resource and other services.
He also spent 14 years with the Automobile Club of Southern California, having advanced from sales agent to senior management. His last position at the Auto Club was Group Manager for Sales Development, leading over 250 managers, agents and representatives who sell memberships and insurance products. Also at the Auto Club, Mr. Swenson spent several years in marketing and training, where he specialized in management development and training.
A veteran public speaker, he has spoken to groups of up to 700 people on topics such as management, motivation, personal development and human resources issues. He has conducted seminars for organizations like the California Society of CPA’s and the California Bankers Association, to graduate programs at UC Irvine and Santa Monica College. He conducts leadership development programs for the Western Independent Bankers Association in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
He was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Arcadia. An Eagle Scout, he is a graduate of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, where he majored in English and communications and was Student Body President at the College of the Pacific.
Mr. Swenson is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, the American Society of Training & Development, and the American Management Association. He is a Past President of the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California, where he received the club’s Trumbull award in 2011.