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David Rhode

Vaco Raleigh Founding Partner

Area of Expertise: Accounting & Finance – Contract

About Dave

Dave is the Founding Partner of Vaco Raleigh, which he co-founded in 2004. Vaco is a global talent and solutions firm with over 40 offices providing clients with a diverse set of offerings, including consulting services, retained and contingent search, and strategic staffing. David has spent 21 years in the recruiting industry. He started his career in public accounting, where he received his CPA certificate. After public accounting, David became an Assistant Controller, then went on to a 12-year career with a Fortune 100 environmental company, ending as Regional Vice President and Division Controller. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Norbert’s College in De Pere, WI. Dave and his wife Donna have three grown children. He is involved in several Raleigh business community and non-profit organizations, is an avid golfer, and loves to travel.

Find Dave in the community

Dave is a board member for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and the Duke Patient/ Family Advisory Council (Duke PFAC).

What do you love best about working at Vaco?

Our great culture of caring about each other, our clients and our candidates and doing the right thing, while making money.