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Malini Swank

Manager of Operations



About Malini Swank

Malini Swank attended The Ohio State University, where she earned her degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Logistics. She spent the next decade in service training roles, primarily leading and training teams for new restaurant openings across the globe and helped her husband build an ecommerce business from the ground up. Malini is fascinated by all the moving parts to running a small business and loves her role as Manager of Operations as it allows her to have a part in many aspects of the business. In her spare time, she loves to freelance for several local and regional publications about food, culture and travel!

With a diverse background in both marketing and logistics, Malini successfully handles both the back-end of the business, as well as the people-facing side. At work, she’s known for her optimism and ability to just “figure it out.” While traveling is still Malini’s favorite thing to do, she’s delighted to be back home in Columbus, Ohio. When she’s not in the office, you’ll find her going on adventures all over the world with her husband and daughter.

Fun fact about Malini Swank

The company culture and the people I work with. Ok, I also love the company trip to Mexico and the puppies in the office!

My immigrant parents who encouraged me to chase madly after my own American dream.

“Life is so vast that we only get a tiny moment to enjoy everything we see. And that moment is right now. And that moment is counting down, and that moment is always, always fleeting. You will never again be as young as you are right now.”

I have a little book in which I love to write down interesting words that I come across. Things like “snickersee” or “xertz” or “brouhaha”.

Sichuan Chinese. Give me all the spicy, tingly flavors. All day, every day.

Washing and feeding elephants in exchange for room and board.

Northern Thailand. There’s just nothing that matches the warmth of the country – in both the people you meet and the food you eat.

Fall. I love Thanksgiving, the weather, the food, and the bonfires.


“Malini has made me a better owner and leader. Her positive energy, work ethic and attitude are fantastic in our office. Malini makes ESS a better company because of her unparalleled support of me and everyone else in the office to ensure we are our best.”

– Aaron Wandtke, Senior Partner | Executive Staffing Solutions

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