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This profile was last updated on 2/12/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Harriet Livathinos

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Fairfield County Business Journal + Focus Section, 17 July 2006 [cached]
They still have lots of juice left and it is not unusual for companies to hire interim CFOs or project managers to help the company get on track," said Harriet Livathinos, co-founder of Swingshift L.L.C., a Westport-based
In Focus, 12 Feb 2006 [cached]
Harriet Livathinos, president of SWINGSHIFT ( in Greenwich, and New York City, can be reached at, (866) 866-HIRE or (203) 622-0202.
Fairfield County Business Journal, 3 June 2004 [cached]
Sandra Wagenfeld and Harriet Livathinos of the Greenwich creative recruiting company Swingshift said they are starting a new venture capital investment group, MIXcreative.
The new firm will concentrate on funding design studios, branding and marketing firms, and advertising agencies, said Livathinos, the group's general director.
She and Wagenfeld started Swingshift in New York City in 1986.Longtime friends, Livathinos was a painter and Wagenfeld director of a dance company when Wagenfeld noticed a need for an employment agency for creative businesses, Livathinos said. Longtime friends, Livathinos was a painter and Wagenfeld director of a dance company when Wagenfeld noticed a need for an employment agency for creative businesses, Livathinos said.
As far as they know, the firm is unique in the country, Livathinos said.
While businesses like this are "all over the map" in terms of stability, Livathinos said they are relying on the fact they are dealing with established firms and the judgment they've developed in decades of experience in the business to guide them to the best investments.
She said they hope to see anywhere from a 25 percent to a 45 percent return over the course of their investments, although each would have different expectations."We think we're expecting a reasonable rate of return," she said.
But Livathinos said they have already received 50 investment proposals."Some of them are very exciting," she said.
Pay the Rent While Following Your Dream: Temp Services Help Actors Earn a Living, 6 Oct 2005 [cached]
"They're able to multitask and have good people skills," says Harriet Livathinos, president of Swing-Shift, who notes that her clients ask particularly for actors.
Harriet Livathinos of Swing-Shift suggests calling once a week, as does Tom Buckley.
Swing-Shift's Harriet Livathinos says she has noticed an increase in requests for work done at home on a per-project basis, but "not every job can be handled that way.
Harriet Livathinos of Swing-Shift describes her role as an advocate for the temp: "We step in if a client decides it's not a good fit.We step in if a temp decides it's not a good fit.Different work situations call for different personalities; there can be a personality conflict," she says. BUSINESS, 22 Feb 2002 [cached]
Harriet Livathinos, president of Swingshift
February 22, 2002Recession May Already Be Over, Experts Say - Associated PressThe recession is shaping up as one of the shortest and mildest on record.In fact, it may already be over, private economists said Thursday, based on various upbeat reports.
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