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Talent Solutions Veteran Dallas Peterson Joins Vaco as Managing Partner of Growing Seattle Office

Peterson leads a tenured team with deep expertise in technology, accounting, finance and operations in the new Tukwila, Wash., office location.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – MARCH 21, 2024 Vaco, a leading global talent solutions firm, announced today that Dallas Peterson has been named Managing Partner of Vaco’s Seattle office as the firm continues its rapid growth in the Pacific Northwest. In this role, Peterson will lead the team in delivering critical talent solutions to clients and overseeing operations. 

Dallas Peterson

“As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Dallas brings a strong understanding of the Seattle market, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset and significant experience in talent solutions,” said Jim Dimovski, Senior Vice President and Executive Partner at Vaco. “Dallas joins seasoned Seattle leaders Lindsey Thorne, Managing Director of Technology and Open Source Solutions, and Steve Kirch, Director of Technology Client Services. Together, they will elevate Vaco Seattle to new heights while diversifying through additional service lines, including consulting and managed services.”  

Peterson comes to Vaco with more than 11 years of experience in the talent solutions industry, holding several leadership roles – from director to vice president of emerging technologies – at prominent firms. He has spearheaded initiatives in project management, operations and emerging technologies and previously earned recognition as a top performer. 

“What attracted me to Vaco is the opportunity to have an impact on an established brand in a market where there’s so much entrepreneurial opportunity,” said Peterson. “Vaco empowers its teams to get the job done differently, in the way that works best for each client. We create a customized service offering that’s tailored to the needs of our clients, while creating a culture of inclusiveness and accountability. Vaco Seattle has evolved into a one-stop shop for our clients, offering a true consultative partnership.”  

Once a part of Greythorne Associates, the Seattle office – previously located in Bellevue, Wash. – was acquired by Vaco Holdings in 2016. As part of its strategic growth, Vaco Seattle recently moved to a new office location at 16040 Christensen Road, Suite 208, in Tukwila, Wash. The tenured team specializes in technology, open source, finance, accounting, operations and administration across various industries, serving clients and candidates with a full spectrum of talent solutions that includes consulting, project resources, direct hire, executive search and strategic staffing. 

“At a time when technology continues to surge forward, our roots, now firmly planted within Vaco, have only strengthened with Dallas at the helm,” said Thorne. “As we set our sights on the future, we’re not just keeping pace – we’re accelerating with plans to double our headcount and expand our footprint within the vibrant Seattle market, solidifying our position as the go-to source for top talent and innovative solutions.” 

About Vaco 

The speed of change requires the talent of people. Vaco solves for both. With expertise in accounting and finance, IT and digital, and HR and operations, Vaco delivers critical talent solutions to clients by providing contract staffing, managed services, direct-hire staffing and executive search services. In addition to Vaco, the Vaco Holdings collective of brands includes MorganFranklin Consulting, a finance, technology and business advisory firm; Pivot Point Consulting, a Best in KLAS healthcare IT consulting leader; Focus Search Partners, a retained and interim executive search practice; and BUILT, a digital solutions company specializing in software, cloud, data and AI solutions. In addition to being named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 17 years, Vaco was also named to Forbes’ 2018-2023 lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms as well as the 2017-2023 lists of Largest Staffing Firms Globally by Staffing Industry Analysts. Vaco annually ranks as one of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For. For more information, visit vaco.com.  

Media Contact

Brittney Kowalski  

(603) 504-2024  



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