Vaco SF Team

Managing Partner

Jim Jhanda

Jim Jhanda (a.k.a. “Jimmy J”) was aggressively recruited to start/build/manage Vaco San Francisco in October 2010. Under Jim’s vision, unique management style and personal sales production Vaco San Francisco has quickly become one of Vaco’s elite offices in the US. As Managing Partner, Jim is responsible for day-to-day management of sales, recruiting, operations, client management and the overall strategic management of the firm. In addition, Jim developed and manages several clients, which include Google, YouTube, Twitter, and Accenture. Jim was the number #1 Producer at Vaco in 2013 – 2016.

Prior to joining Vaco, Jim spent seven years driving and leading the build of a Bay Area technology consulting firm from a startup $2mm to $60mm. He was instrumental in all aspects of building the firm, the sale of the company, and stayed on post transaction for 18 months. As with any startup, Jim wore multiple hats during his tenure; he has a long list of accomplishments as Sales Producer, Recruiting Producer, “in the trenches” manager, and member of the firm’s executive team. Jim resides in Pleasant Hill, CA (East Bay Area) with his wife Jennifer, daughter Alexis Kennedy, and newborn son Dylan Jordan.

Jim holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

Beyond The Bio

Favorite vacation spot:
Maui with my wife - check out the Westin Kaanapali. It is AMAZING!
Favorite Quote:
"Do it, Delegate it, or Delete it." (Describes my style)
Stress Relievers:
Coming home and seeing my kids and wife smile. Hitting the gym – I feel better about myself after a good workout.
Weekend Warrior:
Huge sports fan - Pro Football, College Football, College Basketball
Top 3 Downloads/CDs of all time:
U2 - The Joshua Tree Green Day - Dookie Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Favorite movie of all time:
Tombstone
One word that describes me:
Enthusiastic
What I value in business colleagues:
People that make it happen and get it done!
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