Sara Swisher-Anderson

Consultant | New York

Sara is a Consultant focused on the Legal, Risk and Compliance (LRC) search practice. She has deep connections to executive search, having served on the client side executing on several executive placements including c-suite roles in the Higher Education and Non-Profit sectors. Sara transitioned from the administrative/operations side to executive search in 2018 and has had the privilege of closing many searches for CEO, CHRO, Executive Directors, and Provost positions, to name just a few.

Before pivoting to executive search, Sara spent 10+ years supporting and creating organizational strategies and strategic planning efforts that support growth in the areas of human resources, talent management, leadership development, and organizational change management, all within the non-profit (higher ed) sector. She brings insights into complex organizational and team dynamics and a keen understanding of the impact of identifying, hiring, and developing the right team across a range of industries. Her focus has always been to follow her best instincts and utilize critical listening and thinking skills to reach desired outcomes. She approaches her executive search strategies with a similar vigour and passion for excellence.

In addition to being a creative and innovative solution finder in her professional work, Sara is also a small business entrepreneur and owns a custom design jewellery business, named Lennon Harper Designs (In honour of her two teenage daughters). Sara is married to a former professional soccer player and together they own a farmhouse in Westchester, NY that was built in 1780. Luckily, she enjoys DIY renovation projects and commits her extra time to wellness, exercise, family, friends, great music and really good food!


Sara has a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science/Kinesiology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.