June 1, 2021

Washington-based Swift HR Solutions Acquires Summit HR Solutions  

Similar Business Model, Long-term Collaboration. Companies Aligned and Poised for Smooth Acquisition.

Swift HR Solutions, a consulting company providing human resources support, leadership development and talent recruiting services, acquires Colorado-based Summit HR Solutions. Following many successful collaborations over the years, and multi-tiered business alignment, the Summit HR Solutions acquisition and staff transition is expected to go smoothly.

Both companies share similar business models with a focus on stage-appropriate, best-in-class solutions for early-stage to mid-sized companies allowing them to successfully scale. The acquisition increases Swift HR Solutions’ capacity to service clients, broadens geographic reach, expands the team of talented and experienced HR consultants and allows the company to offer additional HR products and services to the Denver market. Shannon Swift, Swift HR Solutions’ CEO and founder explains, “Acquiring Summit HR Solutions just made perfect sense! We are thrilled for this opportunity and excited to expand upon the services Fred Holt has been offering in the Denver area.”

By coming together, both companies will be able to increase their capacity for supporting clients at every stage – from helping to establish a solid HR foundation that empowers companies to arrive at the next level with their people practices, to assisting with strategic organizational development. “I am proud of the Summit HR Solutions team and what we’ve delivered for our customers,” said Fred Holt, Summit HR Solutions founder and CEO. “This acquisition allows our team to become a part of an incredible larger group and make an even bigger impact with current and future customers.”

Swift HR Solutions is a Seattle-area pioneer of the fractional HR support business model. The company has enjoyed steady growth for 17 years and has been included in the Inc. 5000 list for the past three years in a row. What sets Swift HR Solutions apart is a highly accomplished team of senior-level HR professionals experienced in a wide range of industries including tech, healthcare, financial, retail, education and non-profit.

Swift HR Solutions offers three business lines including:

  • SwiftHR® Onsite & Virtual stage-appropriate, culturally aligned fractional HR consulting.
  • SwiftTalent™ recruiting talent with the same fractional model they have on the HR side, along with a Direct Placement model for one-time placements.
  • SwiftLeadership® custom and/or virtual workshops and the Café product, an internal “leader-led” development program that provides on-demand leadership training to build more effective, engaged teams.

After the Summit HR Solutions acquisition is complete, Swift HR Solutions will expand their DiSC® offerings and add The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ program to its SwiftLeadership® offerings.

About Swift HR Solutions

Shannon Swift founded Swift HR Solutions in 2004. Early on, the company thrived by filling a niche and offering comprehensive, strategic, executive-level HR support to early-stage companies. Over time their strong commitment and passion for serving start-up and entrepreneurial communities established them as an essential resource allowing them to grow and expand their reach regionally. Headquartered in the Seattle metropolitan area, Swift HR Solutions now has satellite offices in Oregon, Florida, and Colorado. Swift HR Solutions has supported over 500 companies including Pioneer Square Labs, Truveta, and Seattle Chocolate, and today, offers full-service HR support at every stage of growth through three business lines: SwiftHR® Onsite & Virtual, SwiftTalent™ and SwiftLeadership®.

About Summit HR Solutions

After spending 20 years leading HR functions in large, successful, growth-oriented companies, Fred Holt founded Summit HR Solutions in 2013 to provide that same level of expertise to early-stage companies in the great Denver metro area. Summit HR Solutions provides fractional HR services with a focus on tactical and strategic HR support to their clients. In addition to outsourced HR expertise, they expanded their offerings to include training and employee development. In 2021, Swift HR Solutions acquired Summit HR Solutions.

Interviews are available upon request. Contact Anna Starikov, Marketing Manager: anna@swifthrsolutions.com.

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Swift HR In The News


June 2, 2021 — GeekWire: Seattle-area’s Swift HR Solutions acquires Colorado-based Summit HR Solutions

June 3, 2021 — Puget Sound Business Journal: Bellevue HR firm expands reach with acquisition of Colorado company