Vaco, a leading talent and solutions firm specializing in executive search, consulting, placement, and strategic staffing based in Nashville, Tenn., ranked #4 on Forbes’ 2018 list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.
Vaco’s success in disrupting the executive search world was also acknowledged as its company, Focus Search Partners, anchored at #76 on Forbes’ list of the 250 top executive search firms in America. While Focus Search was founded 17 years ago, it has only been part of Vaco since 2014 and has experienced 952% growth since combining operations.
“Vaco holds true to the mantra that good press is part of the scoreboard, and the score only gets better if you keep your eye on the game,” said Vaco co-founder and CEO Jerry Bostelman. “Being named one of America’s Best Executive and Professional Recruiting Firms is not only special because of the prestige of Forbes, but also because this honor was a blind, independent survey of clients and candidates. While our eyes may linger a little longer on the scoreboard with this one, know your Vaco team will proudly use this as inspiration for us to play even harder for every person we serve.”
Forbes partners with market research company Statista to create the methodology and survey behind the ranking. To determine the best recruiting firms, Statista surveyed recruiters, job candidates and human resources managers who had worked with recruitment agencies over the last three years. The 250 best recruiting firms in each category were ranked based on the score from Forbes and Statista’s elaborate model that included the number of nominations and recommendations as well as the assessment in the various evaluation areas across the groups of participants. The ranking is comprised exclusively of recruiting firms that have a sufficient number of nominations.
Vaco provides boutique level service with global reach in the areas of executive search, consulting, permanent placement, and strategic staffing. Areas of expertise include accounting, finance, technology, healthcare IT, operations, administration and international managed services. Vaco has become a premier talent & solutions firm by attracting, developing and retaining the strongest players in the industry for their entire careers, so they are available to serve clients, candidates and consultants for the duration of theirs. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to more than 35 offices across the globe, 780+ employees, 4,300 consultants and $450M in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 11 years and is dedicated to developing long-term relationships, life-long careers and creative client solutions. www.vaco.com