Leslie Schwartz

Senior Client Partner, TrojanSearch

Leslie joined USC in 2015 as a seasoned executive recruiter with a history of success providing talent acquisition solutions to companies across a variety of industries including entertainment, healthcare, financial services, and not-for-profit. Leslie’s goal is to find A-list talent who will continue to drive the vision and mission of the university.

Prior to joining USC, Leslie provided executive search consulting services to a variety of clients both domestic and international. She also served as Executive Director of Multicultural Initiatives and Talent Acquisition for Walt Disney Studios for 16 years, leading initiatives in live action and animated films, music, and live stage plays. Leslie has consulted with C-suite and executive level professionals managing career transitions and facilitated training for two of the largest global career consulting firms, Drake Beam Morin (DBM) and Lee Hecht Harrison.

Leslie volunteers with The Posse Foundation and is a former board member. Posse is one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the U.S.

Leslie received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Arizona State University and has completed master’s level coursework in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University.

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