Vaco team

Melissa Wood

Area of Expertise

HR, Administration & Operations

About Melissa

Melissa joined Vaco 10 years ago and is the managing director and practice lead for Birmingham’s staffing group. She is committed to building lasting relationships with businesses in the community, strengthening workforce development, and has been a key player in growing the Birmingham office. Melissa recognizes that the people are its city’s biggest asset and she leverages her strong relationships in the business scene to keep top talent in Birmingham and to recruit the best of the best to the city. She invests countless hours to ensure her candidate’s passions are met and her clients find the perfect fit for the role.

“It’s great to do what you love every day whether it be working with clients, candidates, or mentoring my own team. Vaco has created a contagious culture and working alongside the most amazing group of people every day who love what they do is hard to beat.”

Outside of Vaco, Melissa is a wife to Marshall and mother of two. She is a Rape Response Advocate for The Crisis Center, as well as an active volunteer with the Junior League of Birmingham, The Children’s Art Guild, and Antiques at the Gardens. She enjoys spending time at the beach with family and friends and sipping cocktails.

What do you love best about working at Vaco?

The best part about working at Vaco is my young, energetic team!