With the holidays being just around the corner, we’ve asked Matt Raymond, the managing partner of Vaco Indianapolis, what he’s grateful for. Vaco Indianapolis launched in January of 2013 after Matt’s college friend connected Matt with leaders at Vaco. That introduction led to the procurement of Vaco Indianapolis.
“I was given the freedom to create a place where like-minded individuals could come together and thrive in an industry that we all love,” said Matt. “Where collaboration amongst service lines and healthy conflict is designed to be productive.”
Vaco Indianapolis has grown exponentially since January of 2013 and isn’t looking to slow down anytime soon. Matt says he is grateful to have been given the opportunity to create and cultivate a place for himself and dedicated others that provide more value and purpose than just receiving a paycheck.
“We have a culture and process where doing the right thing and creating relationships with both clients and coworkers are more important than the dollar sign,” says Raymond about the culture of the Indianapolis office. “I’m grateful for the members of the Vaco Indianapolis team. Without their commitment, hard work and professionalism, Vaco Indianapolis wouldn’t be possible.”
Matt also attributes much of his office’s success to Vaco’s global footprint and the guidance and support of the Vaco Global team that sits in Nashville, TN (Vaco’s headquarters).
“I’m thankful to be a part of a locally owned business in the community I love, while also having the global footprint that allows me to collaborate with some of the most intelligent and thoughtful people I’ve ever met.”
As Vaco Indianapolis’ Managing Partner, Matt oversees the Indy team and its day-to-day operations. With more than 15 years of industry and team-building experience, Matt is passionate about helping clients and trusted consultants grow their businesses and thrive in their careers.
Prior to joining Vaco, Matt spent eight years at a publicly-traded professional staffing firm before moving to Vaco in 2011 to assist in the launch of the Vaco Columbus office.
Matt co-founded and launched Vaco Indianapolis in January 2013 to build out Indianapolis’ practice and operate as an extension of clients’ businesses to provide best-in-class strategic, long-term solutions. While focusing on building out an internal team and culture where the best and brightest in the industry can spend their careers, Matt and the Indianapolis team are able to offer a place where clients and trusted consultants will be served for the duration of their careers.
He is actively involved with several community organizations, most notably serving as the Vice President on the board of directors for The National Foundation of Special Needs Integrity and also serves on the board of directors for New Leaf National Foundation which services to protect persons with disabilities who receive means-tested government benefits, and he volunteers his time at the Wheeler Mission. Matt and his wife Jodi have four children, Reagan, Cameron, Connor, and Carter. Outside of the office, you can usually find him at a field watching his kids play baseball, rugby, and football.