Vaco team

Alathea Thompson Baker

About Alathea

Alathea gets to work with the smartest and best technology geeks in Nashville. Outside of the office, she’s all over as an ATP tour wife.

Get to Know Alathea

What is the most rewarding part about working for a recruiting agency?

I really enjoy working for a recruiting agency because of landscape visibility. I’m not just tied to one company’s tech stack or culture. It’s great to work with multiple companies and see how they build successful teams. It’s important to me to be a local market expert, and working in an agency provides me the visibility to establish that knowledge.

What is your role at Vaco, and what do you do?

I’m a Senior Recruiter in our Technology division working with job seekers in the Nashville area.

Tell us more about your professional background. What led you to pursue a career at a recruitment company?

I have actually always been a recruiter at heart. Starting in high school, I recruited my basketball team members to run track. In college, my work study job was to recruit prospective students to my university. Recruiting comes natural to me and it’s especially easy when you believe in your product and mission. I was lucky enough to be hired in technical recruiting in 2008 and have been at it ever since.

We know Vaco is your dream job, but if you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

I have always had a lot of passion for fitness and the impact participating in sports has had on my life. I would be a track coach if I were to have another job.