Our Purpose

Our purpose is to help build fantastic companies with the best cultures and business results in their industries.

Our Story

For the past decade Savant co-founders Jay Schwartz and Justin Swanberg were key members of the Leadership Team at StrataCore, Inc. – one of the nation’s largest technology brokers. Jay was COO and General Counsel, and Justin was Head of Finance and Operations. Over their years at StrataCore Jay and Justin created Savant after implementing a variety of other management systems and concepts. The result – a highly scalable system that is simple to understand and implement, holds Leadership Teams accountable, and generates accelerated business results. Applying Savant, StrataCore was named the 2021 “Best Company To Work For” in Washington by Seattle Magazine and the 2019 “Third Best Company To Work For” in Washington by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Jay and Justin scaled Savant by creating an intuitive business management system, leveraging technology, and incorporating professional step-by-step instruction. Savant is now the key to helping Leadership Teams everywhere vastly improve their businesses and radically accelerate results.

Our Values

At Savant our values not only represent the SOUL of our company, they represent the way we live. These values guide everything we do, including how we interact with our co-workers, clients, business partners, community, and families. As we grow, our processes, strategies, and culture may change but these Values will remain the same.

  • Simplify – We seek the simplest solutions because they are typically the best. We cut through the clutter using the right systems to track the right data to make the right decisions to achieve optimal results.
  • Optimize – We look at things with an encouraging eye and open mind, seeing the good first. We foster an environment of optimism, especially in tough situations. We have a positive, growth mindset knowing we have the power to change and continuously improve.
  • Unify – We are unified in our team-first approach to always take thoughtful action and make a lasting impression on the lives of our co-workers, clients, families, and community. Our unified approach prioritizes collective success over individual triumphs.
  • Listen – We are active listeners and pay attention to what is being said with a positive attitude and open mind. True understanding sprouts from genuine listening. We seek to improve our understanding and do so without judgement, while casting the best light on our co-workers and clients.
Jay Schwartz
Jay SchwartzFounder
Jay’s experience includes Co-founder of Savant Business Solutions, COO and General Counsel of StrataCore, and President of the independent film company, IndieShares. He also led Business Development and Strategic Sourcing efforts at JPMC/WaMu, Nike, and ThomsonReuters focusing on Strategic Alliance, IT Outsourcing, and Supply Chain optimization transactions.
Jay graduated from SUNY Albany with a BA in Economics and English. He then received his JD from University of Illinois-Chicago and his MBA from Cornell University. Jay is retired from the US Army Reserves having most recently served as the Senior Defense Counsel in the Pacific Northwest.
Justin Swanberg
Justin SwanbergCo-Founder
Justin’s experience includes Co-founder of Savant Business Solutions and Head of StrataCore’s Finance and Operations. Justin is a product expert and ensures everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. He also enjoys the creative side of the business by assisting with website development and marketing efforts. There is no doubt that being ambidextrous has helped.
Prior to StrataCore, Justin worked with two other start-up companies developing, implementing, and optimizing their finance and operations systems.
Justin received his Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Human Resource Management from Gonzaga University and is also a Certified Management Accountant.