Sid Mitchener is the Executive Vice President of Strategy & Operations at Vaco, playing a pivotal role in the core management team that drives Vaco’s strategic vision and operational excellence.
With over 25 years of experience in consulting, recruiting and sales management, Sid's career has been shaped by his dedication to the engineering and technical recruiting fields. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Virginia Military Institute.
Before joining Vaco, Sid made significant contributions during his six-year tenure at a privately held technical consulting and placement firm with a $3 billion valuation. He established offices in Knoxville, Tenn., and Atlanta for the contract engineering division, consistently achieving President’s Club recognition for his sales levels. Following this, he took on the role of a producing branch manager, advancing the IT consulting and placement division with an S&P 500 staffing firm in Raleigh.
In 2004, Sid joined forces with David Rhode to co-found the Raleigh office of Vaco, marking a significant milestone in his professional journey. He strongly believes in prioritizing relationships and fostering a people-centric culture. Sid has been instrumental in various ventures and projects, such as founding a division within Vaco focused on supply chain, establishing a successful retained search practice, and initiating innovative ventures like BUILT and Vaco’s division focused on creative talent. He has mentored and advised several initiatives within Vaco, demonstrating his commitment to growth and innovation.
Sid's leadership style is guided by the principle of collaboration and the importance of teamwork. He emphasizes empathy, intellectual curiosity and tenacity, striving to hire great individuals and empowering them to uphold high standards. Looking forward, Sid envisions Vaco continuing to adapt to market demands, leveraging relationships and vertical integration to offer comprehensive solutions in staffing, managed services and consulting. He remains actively engaged with the community, supporting various local organizations and initiatives that drive positive change. Outside of work, Sid cherishes spending time with his children, especially engaging in their sports activities.
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