Vaco Names Mike Silvestri Director of Executive Recruiting to Growing Team in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. – July 13, 2022 – Vaco, a global talent solutions firm, has named Mike Silvestri director of executive recruiting in its Shelton, Connecticut office.

Silvestri joins Vaco after successfully starting his own staffing and recruiting business, Silvestri Staffing, which has been acquired by Vaco’s Connecticut office. The office specializes in finance, accounting, technology, and operations across various industries, serving clients and candidates with a full spectrum of talent solutions that include consulting, project resources, executive search, direct hire and strategic staffing.

“Mike is a seasoned veteran of the talent solutions and recruiting industry,” said Lauren Becker, managing partner of Vaco’s Connecticut practice. “He brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. His deep level of caring and appreciation for the hiring process make him an excellent cultural match for the practice we are growing here in Connecticut.”

Silvestri Staffing is one of many acquisitions that Vaco has made to grow its recruiting expertise through the years. Company presidents and owner operators, like Silvestri, possess some of Vaco’s core tenets, including accountability, entrepreneurship and a commitment to working hard.

“What I have learned, after almost a decade in this industry, is that people want to work with people they like and who they can trust,” said Silvestri. “I have tried to develop a brand of being relatable, knowledgeable and, most importantly, authentic. The more I learned about Vaco and the more people I met here, it was a clear choice; with Vaco, I could continue to develop my brand while gaining important access to more resources, technology and market intelligence. I am excited to be joining this visionary team.”

Vaco has grown tremendously in Connecticut and across the northeast. In the last two years, Vaco Connecticut office revenue has grown by 60 percent. Internal headcount in the office over that time has increased fivefold.

“Vaco is already positioned as a top-tier staffing and solutions business, and our goal is to continue gaining market share while thoughtfully adding headcount and making strategic hires like Mike,” said Becker.

Learn more about Vaco’s Connecticut practice, including the team, by visiting

About Vaco

Vaco delivers critical talent solutions to our clients by providing consulting, project resources, executive search, direct hire and strategic staffing solutions with expertise in accounting and finance, technology and operations. In addition to Vaco, our family of brands includes MorganFranklin Consulting, a methodology-driven global consulting platform; Pivot Point Consulting, a best in KLAS healthcare IT solutions provider; and Focus Search Partners, a retained executive search practice. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 15,000 clients across the globe with 10,000 employees. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 15 years and was named to Forbes’ 2018-2021 lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms.


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