RiseSmart, the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions, has named former Lee Hecht Harrison vice president of business development and client relations Heather Swift to the role of regional vice president. Swift’s move continues a trend of top performers choosing to leave legacy firms to join RiseSmart.

At LHH, Swift was responsible for developing strong relationships with key clients in order to support core business and drive revenue. She was recognized eight times for her exceptional performance as a member of LHH’s President’s Leadership Circle.

“The addition of Heather will significantly strengthen our sales force by creating solid representation throughout all regions of the United States,” said Kim Johnson, RiseSmart’s vice president of sales, who came to RiseSmart in September from Drake Beam Morin (DBM). “With 17 years of experience in the talent management industry and a record of sales growth across various business lines in Fortune 500 companies for LHH, Heather will serve as an integral asset in the growth plans for RiseSmart.”

Swift said, "It is exciting to join such an innovative company. RiseSmart is providing something that has been missing in our industry – directly connecting candidates to qualified job openings. While other outplacement firms talk about results-oriented services, RiseSmart actually provides them: The resume, the cover letter, the scrubbed job leads, the unlimited one-on-one career coaching support. In this competitive job market, RiseSmart's services are exactly what workers need to move forward and land faster. RiseSmart is setting a new standard of best practices in the industry."

Swift’s passion to make a difference led her in 2009 to launch her own television show, “The Career Corner.” As creator, producer and host, she provides career advice, conducts interviews with talented and knowledgeable colleagues, and shares her experiences in the talent management space.

Prior to her tenure at LHH, Swift held an account executive position at Staffmark, Inc., a Top 10 commercial staffing company, and worked as a personal staffing representative at The TemPositions Group of Companies, one of the largest regional staffing firms in the U.S.

To discuss RiseSmart’s corporate outplacement solutions with Heather Swift, call her at 408-436-9100, ext. 301, or email HSwift@RiseSmart.com.

For more information, visit www.RiseSmart.com.

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About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. The company leverages a cloud-based technology platform, proven methodologies and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy. RiseSmart drives significant ROI to organizations by offering affordable pricing while reducing unemployment insurance taxes and severance costs. RiseSmart has received a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE.

For more information, visit http://www.RiseSmart.com.


for RiseSmart:
Woody Mosqueda, 408-993-9113

03 January 2012

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