Seasoned Raleigh Accounting & Finance Executive to Join Vaco

Posted 10/18/19 Courtney Corlew

RALEIGH, NC – October 16, 2019 – Vaco, a global talent & solutions firm, today announced that J.R. Shearin will join the Vaco team serving the greater Raleigh market. Shearin previously served as the Managing Partner for Deloitte in Raleigh for the past 20 years and has more than 25 years of extensive finance, public accounting and international experience. He has a proven track record of leading multinational and multifunctional teams and serving across a wide variety of industries including life sciences, technology, manufacturing, real estate and media companies as well as public sector. A recognized leader in the community, Shearin has served, through board involvement, in various nonprofits, as both board chair and finance and audit committee chair as well as numerous other leadership roles.

“We have successfully partnered with J.R. for more than 15 years,” said Sid Michener, Vaco Raleigh’s Managing Partner. “We are incredibly pleased to have him join our team. His extensive background and experience provide the expertise to allow us to serve both the local as well as global business community. All of us at Vaco strive to offer the highest proficiency in each of the sectors in which we work, and J.R. is the pinnacle of accounting acumen in our region.”

“I am very excited to join the Vaco team and continue a partnering relationship that I’ve enjoyed since Vaco launched in Raleigh over 15 years ago,” said Shearin. “In addition to helping deliver the breadth of Vaco’s consulting and staffing solutions in the Carolinas, I hope to assist in developing alliance relationships globally.” 

Shearin began his career at Price Waterhouse in 1981, and after leaving to work for a client from 1987-1989, he joined Deloitte in December of 1989 as a tax manager.  His tax career culminated with the role of Tax Partner in Charge in Raleigh before taking on the Managing Partner role in 2000. He holds a BA in Accounting from North Carolina State University. He has a passion for the Raleigh community, enjoy sports of all kinds  and cherishes time with the family on Lake Gaston. 

Learn more at Vaco Raleigh.