Vaco team

Scott Gordon

Area of Work



Scott is our unofficial Vaco ambassador, serving as a mentor to many and the true embodiment of all things Vaco. He’s here to make a difference for people, to tend to relationships, and to grow personally and professionally. We don’t think there are any more “Vaco Poster Child” boxes to check. As “Vaco OG,” Scott has spent more than a decade living our values and baking them into the company’s DNA as we’ve grown.

As VP of Talent Solutions, Scott prides himself on lending his deep Vacotian knowledge to more than 300 recruiters in all specialties across the globe. He travels extensively and works one-on-one with our local managing partners to implement the most innovative and effective recruiting approach to each specific market. (And on the way there and back, he sits in the same seat, same row, every flight. No kidding).

As a leader of leaders, Scott enables our managing partners and recruiters to continuously improve and grow as advocates for candidates and as contributing members of the Vaco family. He prides himself on his “24/7, always-on, mountain-moving” brand of service, and believes that making a successful placement is so much more than finding someone a job. The right placement can be life-changing, and that’s a business Scott’s happy to be in.

We were thrilled to entice Scott to come to the Vaco side of the street way back in 2004. At the time, he was working as Division Director at a major national recruiting firm, and had been recognized as one of the company’s top fifteen individual producers worldwide. Since joining the Vaco nation, Scott has played a vital role in growing and shaping the way our recruiters work through tactical workforce planning, recruitment best practices, trend analysis, new recruitment tools and social strategy.

Scott earned his B.A. in Psychology at Henderson State University.  He is actively involved with several community organizations, including the Root 53 Foundation. He’s a man of fun contradictions, too: we don’t know any other opera aficionados who harbor such a love for rap metal legends Rage Against the Machine, or anyone who can drop an F-bomb with such grace. Scott and his wife, Vanessa, live in Nashville, Tennessee where they like to listen to live music.

Subscribe now

Together, let’s take a professional adventure bigger than we ever imagined. Join our newsletter list for inspiration, motivation, and exploration.