Vaco Adds Accounting & Finance Experts to Seattle Team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and SEATTLE – Feb. 25, 2021 – Vaco, a talent and solutions firm that provides consulting, contract and direct hire solutions to more than 40 markets around the globe, has expanded its Seattle finance and accounting teams.

Based on demand in the Seattle market, the firm added four team members to provide extensive resources for clients as they navigate this new normal:

Sara Mendoza has been named director of finance and accounting staffing solutions, and brings a wealth of experience in accounting, finance, funding, asset management and insurance. Her expertise spans across a variety of industries including technology, biotech, pharmaceutical, software, manufacturing and financial services.

Teresa Simpson will serve as senior financial recruiter, bringing more than eight years of recruiting experience in finance, accounting, tax, audit, SEC reporting and aerospace services. She is also involved with the Washington state affiliate of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Arioc Banda brings diverse expertise in finance, accounting, and financial services, and will serve as an associate recruiter in accounting operations. Banda also has extensive recruiting and staffing experience in the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry.

Ana Linares will join the team as an accounting recruiter with previous customer relationship, hospitality, and recruiting experience. Linares will work alongside the team to source, screen, and engage candidates in new roles.

“We’re so excited to have a fully dedicated accounting and finance team to expand our offerings,” said Lindsey Thorne, managing director of Vaco’s Seattle office. “Each individual brings a diverse industry background with the ability to relate to client needs in the marketplace. This growth will help extend resources to better support our clients with high-level talent they need to elevate their organizations.”  

About Vaco

Vaco provides boutique level service with global reach in the areas of consulting, consultative project resources, executive search, permanent placement, and strategic staffing. Areas of expertise include C-Suite search, accounting, finance, technology, health care IT, operations, administration and international managed services. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 40 markets across the globe, 9,800 employees and $700 million in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 14 years and was named to Forbes’ 2018 & 2019 Lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms.


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