SWIG NAMES ANGELA KAVANAUGH ITS
DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE
The customized beverage brand is doubling down on its people
as it prepares to double both its headcount and state count in 2024
LEHI, UT. (Jan. 22, 2024) — Swig, the Home of the Original Dirty Soda™ and one of the fastest-growing beverage brands in the country, has named Angela Kavanaugh its Director of People and Culture.
Kavanaugh comes to Swig with more than 12 years of HR experience at companies of all sizes and stages ranging from startup to public. Most recently, she was Head of People at Narvar, and prior to that she was Director of People at Entrata.
“Angela is a coach, a leader, and a difference-maker,” said Rian McCartan, CEO of Swig. “As we get ready to expand across the country, we will need her expertise and guidance to make sure Swig’s employee culture remains strong and thriving. We’re lucky to have her in the Swig family, and I can’t wait to work alongside her.”
Kavanaugh’s strong operational experience and leadership development are built for growth. Her skillset will be imperative as Swig plans to add 25 corporate and 40 franchise stores this year alone. After 13 years of building stores on a corporate level, Swig announced multi-unit franchising in 2023 and has already solidified 500 units.
“My first impression of Swig’s culture was the dedicated intention to create a customized and genuine customer connection,” Kavanaugh said. “Swig customers seek a moment of delight, which is made possible through an exceptional employee experience and culture. Swig has built a commendable culture, and I’m excited to fine-tune employee development and design scalable systems to support Swig’s rapid growth. I genuinely believe in Swig’s mission, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
Swig, Home of the Original Dirty Soda™, is one of the fastest-growing and most successful beverage-focused brands in the country. Founded in 2010 in St. George, Utah, by Nicole Tanner, Swig has expanded to 60 locations in seven states, becoming thousands of peoples go-to destination for drinks and sweets. Swig activated multi-unit franchising in 2023, and in 2024, it will double its store count as well as expand internationally. For more information, visit SwigDrinks.com.