Vaco SF Team

CIO Advisory

John Papazian

What brought you to Vaco? What drew your interest?

Vaco is what I look for in a consulting firm. Flexibility, ethically firm, talent is domestic and preferably local to customers

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

Cost Savings, Increased Efficiency, Broad Talent Pool, Greater Flexibility

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

Leaving my career at 25 and starting a new one in technology.

What’s the best thing about working at Vaco?

Focus on users, Fast is better than slow, There is always more information out there, Good is good enough

Describe your work style.

I start at 6:30 a.m., like to work collaboratively, plan my days and always make sure I get the most important things done early

Favorite quote:

“A Thousand Times Is Not Enough.” by Al Moore

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You’re playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” by Marianne Williamson

As John Lennon says, “Life is what you’re doing while making plans for other things….”

Word that best describes you:

I went to a website and played the game: http://www.playbuzz.com/rachaelg/which-word-best-describes-you (played and returned Charismatic)

My word — Charismatic

“Charisma” – A special personal quality or power making an individual capable of influencing or aspiring large numbers of people. You are down to earth, practical and have both feet firmly planted on the ground. Others tend to depend on you, and you like to be depended on. You’re happiest when surrounded by friends and family – everyone loves you!

Beyond The Bio

Favorite Movies of all time:
Lawernce of Arabia, Shindler’s List, Amadeus, Sunshine (1999)
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
Uncomfortable Chair, Ice cream with freezer burn
Top 3 CDs of all time:
AC/DC – Back in Black, Led Zepplin – Stairway to Heaven, Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive, Rush - 2112
Favorite vacation spot(s):
Grand Wailea, Hawaii, Eagle Crest, Oregon, Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
If you were deserted on an island, who would you want to find on the other end?
My wife and children or Superman – He can fly me home
Name 3 items you must have if you were deserted on an island?
Pokemon Trading Cards, all the food / water necessary, and a hot tub
What are some qualities you value in a person?
Sincere, Honest, Understanding, Loyal, Truthful, Humor
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?
All of my parent’s traits
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