Vaco names Chelsea Sanger managing partner of its San Diego office to steer growth, expand technology division

SAN DIEGO – May 7, 2020 – Vaco, a talent and solutions firm that provides consulting, contract and direct hire solutions to more than 40 markets around the globe, has named Chelsea Sanger, a veteran executive and accounting leader, managing partner in its San Diego office as it grows across the city and nation.

Sanger joined Vaco in 2016 and previously served as the team’s managing director. She brings 10 years of progressive audit and accounting experience to her new role at the company, where she will help chart the future growth and vision.

Vaco has also bolstered its San Diego technology division by naming Shriya Chhotray director of technology to expand the division and services it offers to clients in Southern California and across the state. That division offers a range of services – IT, help desk, software development and software engineer placement – to strengthen its existing areas of expertise, including accounting and finance, human resources, administration and operations.

“Naming Chelsea as managing partner of Vaco’s San Diego office was an easy, strategic decision for Vaco,” said Jay Hollomon, Vaco co-founder and chief operating officer. “She joined Vaco as an internal audit consultant and it quickly became clear that we needed her for the long haul. She is a visionary leader who has a gift of building teams, exceeding client expectations, leveraging opportunities, and delivering results.”

Prior to joining Vaco, Sanger was an internal audit manager at Intuit, where she gained extensive experience performing risk assessments, operational audits, and auditing internal controls over all areas of financial reporting and finance operations. She began her career as an audit associate at KPMG in San Diego.

“As we emerge from the coronavirus crisis, I am excited about our continued growth and expansion opportunities in San Diego and Southern California,” Sanger said. “I’m proud to be a part of an organization that truly values and invests in its people and is focused on building positive relationships, fostering continuous improvement, and delivering best-in-class services for both the clients and candidates we serve. My passion stands in the value we bring to our local community, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead such an incredible team.”

Throughout her career, Sanger has learned the importance of building talented, cohesive, engaged, and high-performing teams. She and her team focus on understanding each client’s specific needs and company culture and carefully identify qualified candidates to ensure clients are receiving highly qualified individuals to meet their needs. She specializes in connecting clients with talented accounting, audit, and finance professionals.

Sanger is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) and received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of San Diego.

San Diego is a key growth market for Vaco, which has experienced rapid expansion, serving more than 320 clients since 2005. Vaco’s San Diego 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, with 1,200 employees, 5,500 consultants and $750 million in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 13 years and was named to Forbes’ 2018 & 2019 lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms.


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