TAMPA, Fla. – June 7, 2022 – Vaco, a global talent solutions firm, has promoted Kimberly Wacaser to co-managing partner in its Tampa, Florida office as the firm continues its rapid growth across the state. She will serve alongside tenured leader Bradley Hewett, who has served as a managing partner for more than 15 years.
The Tampa office serves clients and candidates with a full spectrum of solutions that include consulting, executive search, direct hire, managed services and strategic staffing. Key service areas include accounting and finance, technology and operations.
Wacaser, who joined Vaco in 2012, has nearly 12 years of consulting, recruiting and accounting leadership experience, and she has helped build a thriving team in the Tampa market. She previously served as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Wacaser received a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and a master’s degree in accounting from Stetson University.
Hewett, who joined Vaco as a director of direct hire for accounting and finance in 2003 and opened the Tampa office in 2005, has been instrumental in the expansion and growth of Vaco. He has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in consulting and recruiting for accounting and finance and health care. He received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama.
Both market leaders will oversee Vaco’s performance, service expansion, and growth in Tampa, driving operational excellence and fueling future success. Wacaser will specifically guide the firm’s accounting and finance consulting and direct hire practice.
“I am excited to advance a relationship-forward approach in my new role as we continue to thrive in the marketplace,” Wacaser said. “We are constantly striving to drive value for our clients through authentic and visionary leadership that will set them apart in their respective industries. I’m eager to join Bradley in advancing Vaco’s growth throughout Tampa as we launch new service lines, invest in our practice areas and position Vaco for continued success.”
Hewett will remain integral to Tampa’s continued success in scaling for growth by supporting Wacaser in a strategic and advisory capacity. Additionally, he will continue client service delivery in the Tampa market.
“Our vision is to be the top executive recruiting and consulting firm in the Tampa Bay market,” Hewett said. “We have built a dynamic team and culture that positions us to deliver exceptional services to the clients and partners we serve – and to aggressively help them grow while taking success to exciting new levels. Having Kim join me in her new leadership role will bring this vision to reality.”
Tampa is a key growth market for Vaco, which has rapidly expanded to serve more than 550 clients and more than 3,500 candidates since the office opened in 2005. Vaco’s Tampa office has achieved revenue growth of 8-10% every year over the last decade and is part of a powerhouse that delivers talent solutions across diverse industries and to nearly 15,000 clients globally.
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.