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Are you ready for a different kind of company? We sure were.

Dateline 2002. Three experienced Big 4 alumni were working at a corporate recruiting behemoth. They loved bringing “extreme client service” to their work — customized client attention and collaboration that was mostly missing in a recruiting industry which had close to 70% turnover per year.

The three partners, Jerry Bostelman, Jay Hollomon and Brian Waller, came up with a big idea – a way to set people free. They built a company that’s laser-focused on finding the perfect fit between individuals and companies, and peopled it with A-players who wanted the freedom to use their talents without being trapped in the wrong corporate structure.

They wanted to create a different kind of company – one with an uncommon culture, an empowered and entrepreneurial environment where the best and the brightest can come and spend the rest of their spirited careers, fulfilling their professional and financial potential. Vaco offers its team members the opportunity to be great in their own unique way and to work on a team where everyone is proud to wear the jersey.

And that extreme client service – it’s the cornerstone on which Vaco is built. Vaco puts the right people together on the right journeys. Helping Vaco’s clients sometimes requires a focused consulting solution or maybe the right team of consultants to work on a critical project. Other times clients need a game-changing hire to help fuel their growth.

Since 2002, Vaco has grown from one office in Nashville, TN, to more than 30 offices across the country. In fact, since 2007, we’ve been ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. And, our individual offices consistently have been recognized by leading business publications for their leadership, growth and community involvement.

So, we think we’re doing something right. Experience what happens when you chose to free yourself, too.