Scott Dettman

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Avenica CEO Scott Dettman is a dynamic leader with a strong track record of driving growth through transformation and innovation in the human capital arena.

Scott joined Avenica in 2019 following a six-year stint with ManpowerGroup that included progressive leadership roles spanning analytics and transformation to general management and business development.

Scott has a master’s degree and Ph.D. (ABD) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and most recently completed an Executive Leadership program at Harvard Business School.

 

Angie Swatfager

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Angie is a values-based financial and operational executive with expertise in innovative and high-growth organizations and was named CFO of the year by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2018.

Prior to joining Avenica in 2020, Angie served as CFO of GoKart Labs and as a contract CFO of early-stage companies after several years in various Finance and Operational leadership roles at MinuteClinic during its rapid national expansion and acquisition by CVS Health.

Angie is an (inactive) CPA and holds an Accounting degree from Concordia College in Moorehead, MN.

 

Teron Buford

VICE PRESIDENT, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION – He, Him, His

What’s your why?
“Many of us wake up each day wondering how we can make a difference; wondering how we can leave the world a better place than we found it. Through working to cultivate diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environments and practices, I help bring greater awareness of systems of oppression and actively work to dismantle them. Avenica has provided me with a platform to not only help others grow, but also provide a good to the community.”

Teron has a B.A. in Social Work and a masters (2018) in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas.

Lauren Olson

VICE PRESIDENT OF GROWTH STRATEGY – She/Her/Hers

What’s your why?
“My why? I have always been passionate about connections and making a difference. I’m proud to be part of #teamAvenica because the work we do can have a significant impact on the trajectory of a person’s life. Being part of something bigger than one transaction keeps me coming back every day; oh, and the awesome team we have!”

Lauren has a B.A. Journalism & Mass Communications (Broadcast and Advertising), Sociology – University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)

Jessica Lyon

VICE PRESIDENT OF CLIENT SOLUTIONS

What’s your why?
I work at Avenica because I truly feel we’re having a positive influence on the people we have the privilege of working with. I am proud of the personalized approach we take when working with our clients and candidates, and each day I get to have meaningful connections and advocate for talented people to get their start. We are doing much more than simply connecting people to employment, but rather looking beyond the resume and into the potential of the individual and championing for them.

Jessica earned her B.A. in Business Communication from Arizona State University.

Amanda Brown

VICE PRESIDENT, HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS – She/Her/Hers

What’s your why?
I have always been a servant leader focused on how I can help make difference in people’s lives and the communities they serve. At Avenica, I get to do this daily through helping our clients through their journey of shifting beyond a resume but to attracting a bright, motivated, diverse and inclusive workforce. To be a part of their story, their journey which then becomes our story – is really special. We get to do this because we believe in people and are committed to helping them achieve their fullest potential. This is what drives me to do great work every day at Avenica.  

Amanda graduated from Shorter College with a B.S, in Management and a minor in Psychology.

Nicole Peterlin

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES – She/Her/Hers

What’s your why?
I’m passionate about helping close the opportunity gap and open doors to bright and talented early-career professionals who otherwise might not be offered the opportunity to find meaningful work aligned to their education, skills, and interests – at Avenica, it’s what we do! In believing in better we can build something better: a better employee experience; a better, more inclusive workforce; and a better, more innovative world. We need talented, bright, and diverse perspectives to be better – I want to be a part of better, and that’s what drives me to wake up every day and do what I do.

Nicole graduated from Augsburg University with a Master in Business Administration and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business, with a B.S. in Business, Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

Board of 
directors

  • Scott Dettman-CEO, Avenica
  • Ryan Craig-Managing Director, University Ventures
  • Aanand Radia-Managing Director, University Ventures
  • Bob LaBombard-Former CEO, Avenica
  • Bryan Power, Nextdoor

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