With over 25 years of experience in the recruiting and human capital industry, Marc Sweger joined Acara in 2018 and currently serves as Vice President of Client Solutions and Delivery. In his role, he oversees the professional growth of Acara staff dedicated to client management, recruiting management, and operations.
In the latest edition of our “All-In at Acara” series, learn how Marc’s relationship-building skills, mentoring abilities, and desire to innovate have played a pivotal role in Acara’s growth and success.
A Wisconsin “Cheesehead”
I grew up in southern Wisconsin and now live in the Indianapolis suburb of Noblesville. I studied at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater—the same college Acara President Brian Christel attended—where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in marketing.
The road to Acara
After graduating, I accepted a technical recruiter position at a staffing agency and was later promoted to an account executive role. Looking for a new challenge, I briefly left the talent acquisition industry and worked in safety product sales. After two and a half years, I was ready to jump back into workforce solutions and have been in the industry ever since. My specialties lie in technical and professional recruitment, and I have relished the opportunity to learn everything I can about the industry to advance my career.
In 2018, an industry colleague—Acara’s Senior Vice President, Jim Nichiporuk—informed me of an open position at the company. The organization’s core value of accountability resonated throughout the interview process. Acara’s transparency and willingness to take ownership of their actions and results— and follow through on commitments—led me to accept the position.
Life at Acara
In my career at Acara, I have been able to touch and influence every facet of our business. When I joined the company, I was the Midwest Regional Director of Business Development and managed all business development team members and activities for the region. I was then promoted to a delivery role and served as the Director of Delivery for the East and Midwest.
In 2021, I was promoted to Vice President of Client Solutions and Delivery. In this role, I impact many areas of the company, mentor new team members, and teach them about the industry. I provide strategic leadership and guidance across three functional areas in Acara’s overall service chain.
- Recruiting and Delivery: I ensure consistent, timely delivery and recruitment to all Acara retail clients in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the country.
- Operations and Contractor Care: I ensure efficient onboarding of contingent workers, contractual compliance, timekeeping accuracy, ongoing Contractor Care, and overall operational excellence throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and West.
- Program Management and Client Solutions: I guide the Acara program management teams for specific strategic accounts. These teams collaborate with large clients to foster enhanced relationships, consistent service, and practical solutions across all local, regional, and national client sites.
A personal touch
If I had to describe Acara in one word, it would be family-oriented. I enjoy working collaboratively with my team and colleagues daily and feel valued and heard. My team says I’m approachable, empowering, enabling, and personable, and I directly correlate my success to those around me. While several of our competitors lead with price, Acara focuses on relationship building and acts as a strategic partner to our clients, candidates, and contract workers to help them succeed. I view every challenge as an opportunity to embrace change, learn, and innovate to assist Acara in keeping pace with industry trends.
Life outside of work
When I’m not working, you can find me sitting on my patio relaxing or watching a Green Bay Packers or Wisconsin Badgers football game or an Indiana Hoosiers basketball game. I’ve been a Hoosiers fan since I was a kid and never imagined I would live in Indiana one day. I enjoy anything history related, including books and documentaries. There are a few things you would never know about me just by looking at me. I have completed around 20 half marathons. In college, I sang the national anthem at a Garth Brooks concert at a local Wisconsin fair without knowing who he was or anything about him.
My wife Suzi and I are getting ready to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary in November, and we have two children—Madeline, 22, and Morgan, 19. Now that our daughters are in college, we have more time to travel and enjoy visiting family and friends wherever they live. To me, the people are more important than the destination.