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Scale & Swing – we live in Startup land
Hiring Sprints
You’ve raised a funding round and it’s time to scale up and hire quickly. We’ve got you covered.
Executive Search
Scale & Swing is a recruitment firm purpose-built to serve the startup sector. We understand the unique circumstances and requirements of a startup. We can take care of your executive search AND develop your entire recruitment strategy.
Advisory Board members and experienced entrepreneurs that can help you grow.

A Recruitment Firm that gets Startups

We appreciate the challenges of building a startup. As a Founder, you have the need to constantly weigh up the costs and benefits of where you focus your time and money to ensure resources are allocated in a way that keeps you moving forward and keeps you on track to achieving your vision.

Sure you have a crucial need to hire great people – you know that the right person on your leadership team will be a game-changer but you just don’t have the time to scour the market to find them, your advertisements just aren’t cutting through, you’re not big enough yet to justify having your own internal recruitment team and external recruiters are too expensive and seem to have no clue when it comes to startups.

Luke Henningsen

Luke Henningsen


Luke helps to build successful businesses through Executive Search, Advice and Investment with a focus on startup recruitment and emerging/disruptive technology. As a bridge between startup and enterprise he has been privileged to work with some of the most exciting businesses in the world – those disrupting established industries and those navigating digital change. 

Before founding Scale & Swing, Luke’s career in executive search spanned more than two decades during which he co-founded, built and successfully exited/sold his interest in a high profile Executive Search firm (SHK Asia Pacific); ran a $90m recruitment business for A/NZ as EGM of an ASX listed human capital organization (Chandler Macleod Ltd) and led internal recruitment for KPMG. His startup sector experience is extensive – having led the Executive Search Practice for the MitchelLake Group in Melbourne as well as being founding Managing Director for Derwent Digital prior to establishing the startup specialist recruitment firm Scale & Swing. 

Luke is an enthusiastic participant in the Australian startup community –taking an active personal interest as an Angel Investor and Advisor to startups and early stage businesses particularly around Talent, building a Board, scale up and market entry as well as acting as a Mentor within the MAP (Melbourne Accelerator Program) run by the University of Melbourne.

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