HOUSTON – May 17, 2022 – Vaco has promoted Sejal Chunchu and Rachelle Skov to managing partners in its Houston office as the firm continues to grow across the globe. Leslie Cobb-Hector, who now serves as executive partner, will continue to support Houston along with Vaco’s Southern California offices.
Chunchu and Skov will continue to advance the transformation of the office into a diverse professional services firm that caters to Houston’s thriving business environment. The Houston team serves clients, with a full spectrum of business solutions that include consulting, project resourcing, executive search, managed services and direct hire. Key service areas include accounting, finance and technology.
“We have built an exciting and dynamic culture fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit that drives a diverse workforce in the nation’s No. 4 market,” said Cobb-Hector. “Sejal and Rachelle are visionary leaders who will enhance our growing brand that caters to every size of business – from private equity to Fortune 500 companies – delivering business solutions utilizing Vaco’s expansive service offerings.”
Chunchu – who has led Vaco’s finance and accounting practice in the market – joined Vaco in 2012 as a partner in Houston. She specializes in placing accounting, finance, audit and tax professionals in a variety of industries, including energy, manufacturing, construction, real estate, financial services, health care and technology. In her new role, Chunchu will primarily focus on internal growth, strategy and delivery to best serve clients. Chunchu graduated from Louisiana State University and spent six years with Deloitte as a senior consultant.
“As we emerge from the pandemic in a hybrid world, we are eager to expand Vaco’s rich culture of accountability and teamwork so that we can advance innovative solutions and drive client success,” Chunchu said. “We are constantly striving to leverage our diverse and evolving experiences across industries to provide customizable and scalable solutions to clients. By bringing the power of local roots with a global reach, we deliver client services in ways that set Vaco apart.”
Skov – who has vast experience in tax, finance and accounting has led Vaco’s business development efforts to help grow the accounting and finance practice – joined the firm in 2015 as a partner in Houston. She has been a top performer across Vaco, assisting clients with strategic projects and engaging top-tier consultants. In addition to her current role, Skov will also focus on driving market share across all lines of business and service areas. Skov graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and spent 13 years as a tax director at PwC.
“Companies are going through significant financial transformation and are once again revving their IPO, M&A and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) engines,” said Skov. “Vaco’s comprehensive approach allows us to tailor our solutions to resolve our client’s complex business initiatives. As a trusted business advisor, we want our clients to know we are with them all the way.”
Houston is a key growth market for Vaco, serving nearly 1,000 clients since the office opened in 2011. The team has engaged more than 1,600 consultants to support clients in achieving their strategic business goals. In addition, they have placed more than 600 full-time professionals across the market. Houston is an integral part of Vaco’s global powerhouse that delivers professional services across diverse industries and to nearly 15,000 clients.
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.