Vaco & ClearlyAgile Launch Strategic Partnership

Alliance fuels DevOps and automation for organizational agility

RALEIGH, N.C. and TAMPA, Fla. – Oct. 7, 2020 – Vaco, a talent and solutions firm that provides consulting, contract and direct hire solutions to more than 40 markets around the globe, and ClearlyAgile, a Tampa based agile software development and DevOps company, have launched a strategic partnership to fuel a rapid and continuous software pipeline to better equip leadership with leading-edge technology.

The partnership will leverage Vaco’s expertise with organizational agility – leadership training, project prioritization and effective planning processes – with technology, software and systems that will allow both teams and technology to adapt and improve in today’s rapidly evolving business environment.

“We are very excited to partner with ClearlyAgile,” said Jim Grundner, Vaco’s agile practice leader. “This alliance enables Vaco’s agile team to provide a full service ‘Organizational Agility’ capability with automation to our clients. Combining our existing agile training, coaching and mentoring offerings, with the power of a full-service DevOps implementation capability – we are now able to provide an unparalleled end-to-end service enabling people, process and technology for our clients.”

Vaco’s agile practice division – based in Raleigh, North Carolina – empowers companies and organizations to drive more successful outcomes through efficiency, purpose and agility; it delivers, on average, 150 percent growth and a 20 percent reduction in tech spending for clients. Vaco has more than 50 agile coaches, four of whom are on the company’s leadership team.

“We are excited to partner with Vaco, a leading national talent and solutions firm,” said Rod Patane, president of ClearlyAgile. “This partnership allows us to expand our agile software and DevOps implementation services throughout the US. Our two companies complement each other very well. We believe by combining our services with Vaco’s agile team we can provide complete agile based solutions to all clients.”

Raleigh is a key growth market for Vaco, which has experienced rapid expansion, serving more than 630 clients and placing more than 3,900 candidates since 2004. Vaco’s Raleigh office is part of a powerhouse that delivers talent and solutions across diverse industries and to more than 10,000 clients globally as it continues to grow.

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.

About ClearlyAgile

ClearlyAgile, based in Tampa, Florida, is a leading Agile software development and DevOps firm that helps companies transform the way they work, grow and adapt through training, certification classes and the latest in agile technology. ClearlyAgile recently was named to Inc. magazine’s fasted growing private companies in the US (#500) and named the 16th fastest growing company by Inc in Tampa, Florida.  ClearlyAgile’s mission is to transform our businesses using Agile methodologies and principles to help them succeed in a flexible, collaborative, self-organizing and fast-paced environment.


Todd Smith | 615.202.7944 |

Lesley Moody | 423.748.3914 |


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Subscribe now

Together, let’s take a professional adventure bigger than we ever imagined. Join our newsletter list for inspiration, motivation, and exploration.

Get Our Job Seeker Tool Kit

Fill out the form below to get our job seeker resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.