Vaco SF Team

Operations Manager

Aya Igarashi

What brought you to Vaco? What drew your interest?

One of the recruiters found me via LinkedIn and contacted me. I desired to utilize my business development and project/people management background to help further grow Vaco’s business – especially within Google projects.

Why should anyone choose Vaco SF for Managed Services/Contingent Workforce?

Vaco recognizes your talent, hard work, and provides growth opportunities to further your success. The company offers a diverse environment and talented individuals from all over the world. We take care of businesses, clients and employees exceptionally well and believe in the honest business model.

What’s the toughest business decision you’ve ever made at this point in your career? Explain.

Turning down other company offers in order to stay with my teams and projects. However, I never regretted it.

What’s the best thing about working at Vaco?

My manager appreciates my input and trusts me to do my job. He gives me the freedom and flexibility to manage my projects/people in order to grow the business. He is a great mentor who recognizes my success and makes himself available to support me when I need guidance. My agents are very loyal, responsible and truly great people. They work very hard and support each other well to bring our projects to the next level. It makes me happy when I hear comments like they actually enjoy waking up in the morning to see the team and work together.

Describe your work style:

I only choose to work for a company that I truly believe in. I invest a lot of time growing partnerships, developing projects, coaching my teams, and I measure my success based on their growth/success level. It’s very important to me that I create a second home-like environment for my agents because we spend more time at work than being at home. I believe in building long lasting relationships and success over short term gain.
I communicate well and provide quality feedback. I don’t like to complain, but instead prefer to take action to make the situation better. I continuously strive to be a good role model and represent my company well.

Favorite Quote:

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams

Word that best describes you:

Trustworthy, loyal, dedicated, optimistic

Beyond The Bio

Favorite Movie of all time:
Freedom Writers
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
People who are dishonest or without common sense
Top Artists of all time:
Avicii, Halsey, Ariana Grande
Favorite vacation spot:
Barcelona, Spain
If you were on a deserted island who would you want to find on the other end of the island?
Seaplane, Fuel, and a pilot instruction guide
What are some qualities you value in a person?
Integrity, loyalty, dedication
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?
Liking beer and spending more money than I expected at Costco.
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