About Us

Delighting Clients, Candidates & Consultants since 2002.

Vaco (va - cō), verb: to free oneself. (Latin)

Vaco (va – cō), verb: to free oneself. (Latin)

To the people we serve, Vaco is more than just a name.

It’s a revolutionary thought process, a game-changing business model, and a loud-and-clear rallying cry for entrepreneurial spirits who want more.

Yes, Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search and strategic staffing for companies across the country and around the world, in all kinds of different industries. We place qualified candidates in hard-to-fill positions and solve tough problems for businesses. But most importantly, we help people find freedom.

Freedom from a soulless job. Freedom to land in a place that fits today, and one that fits in the future. Freedom from chasing the talent needle through the resume haystack, on repeat. Freedom to find clarity in chaos, to lean into transition and achieve growth. Freedom to thrive, on both sides of the equation.

Vaco: Liberating talented malcontents since 2002.

The Vaco story begins with three rebellious veterans of bureaucratic “Big 4” accounting and staffing mega-conglomerates. Together, they set out to build a new kind of recruiting company: a place where the best and brightest would be free to reach their full potential, and where the most brilliant and passionate outlaws would happily choose to spend their entire careers.

  • Making Culture King

    In addition to skillset, Vaco invests in knowing our people so well that we can predict culture harmony, too.

  • Bringing in the Experts

    Vaco’s recruiting teams are made up of senior-level industry veterans who understand what success looks like.

  • More Fun, More Done

    Working with Vaco means working with seasoned pros who get the job done & love what they do.

Extraordinary People Create Remarkable Business

Interested In Joining Our Team?
  • Vaco leader Jay Hollomon
  • Vaco leader Brian Waller

Explore Our Brands

Vaco provides a wide range of services from the Vaco family of brands.

Building leadership teams that grow organizations.
Focus Search Partners

Building leadership teams that grow organizations.

Founded in 2001, Focus Search Partners was acquired by Vaco in 2014 to lead efforts in retained executive search. Focus Search Partners, Vaco’s retained executive search division, places company-transforming executives in technology, healthcare, consumer, restaurant & retail, business services and energy, as well as private equity.

The team at Focus Search Partners have served in and recruited for leadership positions – chairmen, investors, c-level and other executives. Over 80% of our search work is with referred and repeat clients. Our clients, ranging from Fortune 500 to middle market growth companies, will tell you that we deliver leaders who are immediately effective.

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Delivering high-quality Healthcare IT solutions.
Pivot Point Consulting

Delivering high-quality Healthcare IT solutions.

Pivot Point Consulting, Vaco’s KLAS ranked healthcare IT leader, provides advisory, implementation, optimization and managed services, as well as talent solutions, for providers, payors and life sciences organizations.

Pivot Point Consulting is a KLAS-ranked healthcare IT firm specializing in advisory services, EHR and ERP implementation and optimization, training and activation, project management and PMO, legacy support, technology services, managed services and permanent placement. Clients range from large multi-hospital networks to academic institutions, pediatric hospitals and local community clinics.

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Providing a new breed in Supply Chain services.

Providing a new breed in Supply Chain services.

Plantensive, Vaco’s supply chain, retail planning and category management division, provides advisory, implementation, optimization and managed services to enable companies to meet demand efficiently – from factory to consumer. Our deep experience in the retail planning domain has given us an excellent understanding of the challenges retailers face in today’s environment and how to address them.

We’ll help you enhance your space and category management practices, from ensuring optimal process and software utilization, to providing the resources and skills to analyze, create, maintain, and enhance clusters, assortments, floorplans, and planograms.

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MorganFranklin Consulting

MorganFranklin Consulting

In July 2019, Vaco acquired MorganFranklin Consulting to be its global consulting platform. The firm helps organizations address complex transformational finance, technology and business objectives. The addition of MorganFranklin Consulting to the Vaco family, forms a true end-to-end business solution for clients with service offerings that include executive placement, methodology-driven consulting, critical project resources, comprehensive strategic staffing and permanent placement solutions. For more information on MorganFranklin Consulting please read more.

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Awards & Accolades

Recognized Thought Leader and Company

Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the past 14 years, was ranked on Forbes’ 2018 and 2019 List of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms, and consistently ranks on SIA's Best Staffing Firms to Work For. In addition to these notable accolades, Vaco’s offices have been named to countless local Best Places to Work lists.

  • Forbes Award
  • Inc Award
  • Ernst and Young Award
How We Give Back

Vaco Cares

At Vaco, there is nothing more important or valuable than people; relationships are the very backbone of Planet Vaco. All Vaconians believe in the spirit of giving, both to our own people as well as those outside of Vaco's walls.

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