Our Team

Kelly Swanson | Founder / Partner

Kelly is Founder and Managing Partner of Clarity LLC.  In September of 2000, she opened Clarity with Anne Schlussler to offer businesses in the New York Metro area with fresh and innovative solutions for temporary, administrative and HR staffing. Within nine years, Clarity had become one of New York City’s leading staffing agencies and in 2008, Kelly moved west to open Clarity’s offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California. Kelly manages day-to-day operations for all of Clarity’s offices, leads and develops all strategic initiatives for Clarity and heads up all business development and recruiting efforts.

Prior to starting Clarity, Kelly worked in the recruiting industry for five years in New York City, gaining valuable insight to the staffing industry and forming the foundation of her philosophy to create a better agency.  Before moving to New York, she worked in the semiconductor industry as an Account Manager for Marshall Industries.

She is affiliated with Northern California Human Resources Association, American Staffing Association, and is one of the founding members of The Carnegie Hall Notables, Carnegie Hall’s organization of young professionals that have a passion for music.

Kelly graduated from UCLA in 1992 with a BA in History and is married with three children.