Women Who Move the City 2018
Meet some of the business, civic and educational leaders who work to bring about positive change and enhance the quality of life in our community.
Vaco Orlando is a talent and solutions firm founded by Denise Bennett-Walls in 2005. Thirteen years later, Vaco has Florida locations in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa. In 2017, Vaco’s revenues exceeded $450 million, and is also part of a global network with offices in Canada, the United Kingdom and India.
The greatest part of the journey for Bennett-Walls has been building Vaco side by side with incredible partners in one of the best communities in the country. Choosing the right team is the single most important step to success.
“It takes a great team to build a great company built to last,” says Bennett-Walls, Vaco Orlando’s Managing Partner.
Vaco’s mission is to help leading companies find talent to grow their
businesses and to connect people to their dream jobs.
Vaco’s Florida team spends half its time supporting local leaders by recruiting top talent for their companies, providing subject matter experts on a project basis, temporaries for staff augmentation and outsourced solutions.
In 2018, Vaco’s CPA’s will work with clients to implement the new FASB pronouncements. Small businesses not quite big enough for full-time executives will leverage the experience of Vaco’s
part-time executives (CEO, CHR, CFO, CIO, CMO, CSO). Companies will continue to invest in technology, and Vaco’s financial analysts will jump into more data-driven initiatives.
The company’s Florida team also meets with professionals to discuss their career goals, the right position based on their career cycle, and how Vaco can best support them.
Vaco will continue to grow organically and through acquisition in 2018.
“We are very interested in speaking to staffing and consulting companies in Florida ready to take their business to the next level,” Bennett-Walls says.
“Every year I try to give equal weight to my personal and professional goals,” said Bennett-Walls. “This year I committed to help the Central Florida Leukemia and Lymphoma society (LLS) in any way I can because the search for a cure will never be found without personal and professional support from our community. It is too often that we are meeting people that are affected by cancer in one way or another, we need a cure to this disease. If you would like to partner with me to support the Central Florida chapter of LLS, please go to
vacofightingcancer.org, for more details.”
485 N. Keller Road | Suite 451 | Maitland, FL 32751 | Phone: 321-445-2100 | vacoorlando.com