Vaco Promotes Josh Haymond to Managing Partner in Raleigh to Drive Continued Growth

RALEIGH, N.C. – Oct. 5, 2021 – Vaco, a talent solutions firm that provides consulting, contract and direct hire solutions around the globe, has promoted Josh Haymond to managing partner of its Raleigh, North Carolina office. Previous managing partner, Sid Mitchener, will take on an expanded role at Vaco Holdings and will continue to serve as senior vice president and executive partner.

Haymond joined Vaco in 2013 as a senior leader of Raleigh’s accounting and finance practice, assisting clients with engaging top-tier consultants and full-time professionals. He has been a top performer in the Raleigh office since 2015, finishing as a top 10 overall producer among Vaco’s more than 500 producers in the last four years. In 2020, Haymond won a Vaco global award for his attention and passion for client relationships and strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining Vaco, Haymond, a licensed CPA, spent five years in public accounting working with both PwC and KPMG in Raleigh, assisting clients through transactions including initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, and bankruptcy proceedings. He leverages his background and expertise to drive success in understanding clients’ pain points, assessing the skills and competencies of candidates and ensuring clients are receiving highly qualified professionals to meet their needs.

“I’m excited to lead Vaco’s Raleigh office as we continue to build upon the incredible momentum we have experienced over the course of my time here,” said Haymond. “Working under an empowering leader like Sid, and with many emerging leaders in the Raleigh office, our focus as a team will be to continue providing a relationship-driven platform for business professionals to develop in an intrapreneurial, creative, and flexible way, while ensuring we are leveraging Vaco’s foothold in the business community to drive positive impact in Raleigh.”

Mitchener previously served as managing partner, where he oversaw the leadership team and managed new business opportunities in addition to day-to-day strategies for Vaco’s operations in North Carolina. As one of the top producers in the information technology (IT) practice, he has spent the last 10 years assisting in the progression of the sector across Vaco’s offices. Mitchener co-founded Vaco’s Raleigh office in 2004. In his new role as senior vice president and executive partner, Mitchener will provide strategic guidance for continued growth across Vaco’s offices, including the North Carolina teams, as well as maintain his focus on serving Vaco’s clients across the globe.

“Josh has been an amazing business partner for the last eight years and I’m excited to see him step into this new role leading our Raleigh team,” said Mitchener. “It has been so rewarding to watch Josh grow as a thought leader, community-engaged volunteer, and even founder of a non-profit aimed to support local marginalized youth. His relationship-driven style of leadership is honorable and a true representation of Vaco’s values. On top of it all, I have always marveled at his ability to leave the office at the end of each day with no unanswered emails and a spotless desk.”

Raleigh and North Carolina are key growth markets for Vaco, which has experienced rapid expansion through the years. The Raleigh office serves more than 600 clients and has placed more than 2,150 candidates since 2004. Collectively, the North Carolina offices serve more than 830 clients and have engaged more than 4,570 consultants and candidates. Vaco’s North Carolina offices are part of a powerhouse that delivers talent solutions across diverse industries and to more than 15,000 clients globally.

Additionally, MorganFranklin Consulting, A Vaco Company, a leading management and technology advisory firm specializing in solving complex transformational challenges for its clients, recently expanded into Raleigh, further cementing its presence in North Carolina.

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 health care 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.


Todd Smith 


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