Professional: People turn to Heidi because of her professional experience and ability to build relationships with senior leaders in organizations.
Meticulous: Heidi focuses on the details. Her follow up and organizational abilities are unsurpassed.
Inquisitive:Heidi questions rehearsed responses from candidates. Her network is vast and strong. She knows who to ask if she needs to know the truth.
Caring: Heidi looks at each individual to understand their strengths and weaknesses and determine best fit.
Problem Solving: Heidi built her reputation on understanding client and candidate needs and making matches that last for the long-term. Her significant repeat business demonstrates other’s beliefs in these methods.
For nearly 10 years, Heidi Parsont has worked with companies from Fortune 1000 to small, niche players to find top talent.
Before founding TorchLight, Heidi worked at Melcrum, a best-practice corporate communications consulting firm where she built a client base from more than 300 of the Fortune 1000 companies. Her work for Melcrum increased their market penetration for a newly developed research platform.
Prior to that, Heidi worked with senior marketing, communications, and PR professionals to fill more than 150 roles while she worked at McKinley Marketing Partners.
In an earlier role, Heidi led the sales and client relations team at National Journal Group, an Atlantic Media Company.
Heidi never makes matches based on skill set alone. She spends time getting to know each employer and candidate. Heidi impresses both clients and candidates with her intuition and keen understanding of fit, which results in meaningful long-term matches.
For years, friends and colleagues turned to Heidi for career support, guidance and networking assistance. In addition, she regularly volunteers at Colgate University, her alma mater, where she assists students with resumes, mock interviews, and general job search guidance. She also helps Colgate locate internships for its students.
In 2012, Heidi launched her own firm to find a way to do what she loves most – helping people find personally rewarding and professionally satisfying careers by matching well-vetted candidates with the right employers.
Heidi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and an MBA from Georgetown University. She lives in Alexandria, VA, with her husband and two children and hopes to continue her traveling ways with kids and husband in tow.