About Eric

Workforce strategist, author, and speaker Eric Swenson is acknowledged as a leading AMBI0470expert 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 presented his cutting-edge Tanzanite Leadership 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, which became a best-seller in 2016.  17 years after publishing his first book,, it was updated and re-released as Managing People 2020 in March, 2020. His newest book, Weaknesses, will be published in January, 2021.

​A sought-after speaker, he speaks frequently to 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.

Eric is the Founder and Managing Director of RSJ/Swenson, a human resources and workforce outsourcing firm serving virtually every industry.

Eric 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 led the HR outsourcing division in Southern California for Paychex, and spent 14 years with the Automobile Club of Southern California, having advanced from sales agent to senior management.  At AAA, Mr. Swenson also spent several years in marketing and training, where he first gained his initial interest in leadership development.

An proud Eagle Scout, Eric was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Arcadia, California.   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’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.

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

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