Vaco SF Team

Operations Manager

Banning Biede

What brought you to Vaco? What drew your interest?
Was just coming off a small contract role at Apple, when I saw a position at Vaco in my area! The role, which was the first of its kind in Austin, looked to have great potential and scope!

Why should anyone choose Vaco SF for Managed Services/Contingent Workforce?
Everyone in the Vaco-sphere is handpicked for their talent and determination – we can guarantee success because we only have the best!

What’s the toughest business decision that you’ve ever made at this point in your career? Explain.
Becoming a manager! I’ve always felt I was a strong individual contributor, but never had an opportunity to exercise my skills as a leader. It has been a learning experience, but I’m thankful every day for the role, and the confidence in my ability to succeed in it.

What’s the best thing about working at Vaco?
Being recognized when you put in hard work and effort!

Describe your work style.
Methodical – I drill down my day into core responsibilities, that I’m then able to swiftly navigate through

Favorite Quote:
“If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything!” -Doc Brown

If you were on a deserted island, who would you want to find on the other end of the island?
An architect to help me build my forever home!

Beyond The Bio

Word that best describes you:
Favorite movie of all time:
Just one?! Back to the Future!
What is one of your pet peevers?
No Respect!
Top 3 CDs or Artists of all time:
Dean Martin, Aerosmith, The Avett Brothers
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Name 3 items you must have if you were deserted on an island?
A copy of Jules Vernes' complete collection, a machete, and cool sunglasses!
What are some qualities you value in a person?
Optimistic, capacity for growth, empathetic
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you would never do?
Missing the company of others!
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