Jim is Senior Vice President and Executive Partner at Vaco. In his role, he focuses on strategic growth, particularly for Vaco in Toronto and for various other offices across both the U.S. and Canada.
He has over 27 years of professional experience, 20 of which have been in progressive sales and leadership roles within the recruitment and staffing industry. Jim has a rich background, having worked at esteemed organizations like Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric and United Parcel Service. He also has experience with a global recruitment and risk consulting firm.
His career has been marked by a steady progression, taking on leadership and operational responsibilities, notably in implementing performance-based systems and processes. Jim is exceptional at drafting and introducing effective ways to measure performance and at optimizing sales workflows. He’s played a key role in the development of Vaco’s career progression program, including aiding in talent attraction and retention efforts. For CPA Ontario, Jim was responsible for overseeing the Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Center as part of their Professional Development Institute.
Jim’s influence is also international. In 2017, he led Vaco’s first foray into the Canadian market. His involvement with various offices in the United States, such as Denver, Seattle, Detroit, Milwaukee and Indianapolis, showcases his ability to rally, organize and lead businesses across North America.
Culture is a pivotal aspect of Jim's leadership. He is committed to creating a genuinely engaging and supportive workplace where everyone feels welcome and heard. He emphasizes fair treatment, firm commitment and fosters a sense of authentic comradery. Jim has been instrumental in driving diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across Vaco and in collaborating with community organizations to create meaningful partnerships where Vaco can give back.
For Jim, good leadership comes down to caring. He is passionate about supporting growth and success – whether that be in developing people leaders or top-performing individual contributors. Passionate about watching people evolve and win, Jim's material dedication to well-being and development shines through – in every interaction and in every initiative he leads.
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