Vaco SF Team

Sr. Director- Data Management Practice

Manas Lenka

What brought you to Vaco? What drew your interest?

Some of the old connections have drawn me to Vaco, it will offer me freedom and opportunity to explore more in technology to lead the growth.

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

Vaco is uniquely positioned to offer clients the services of top talents of Silicon Valley and beyond in both highly strategic and technological arenas. The disruptive model of “Onshore Services @ Offshore Prices” is a key component of our consulting service offerings by building unique solutions for each client. Above all focus is on the business outcome.

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

In one of my last employment the directive is to develop and implement business processes by aligning to the newly adopted enterprise policies and governance programs. While I had the choice to cut corners and justify the delay, and knowing the underlying risk faced by early adopters, I chose to be the initiator in saving millions of dollars for the company and boosted the image of our group leadership. It was challenging to get agreement from my other partners to get engaged with me.

What’s the best thing about working at Vaco?

The positive attitude and the customer focus I see in the people.

Describe your work style.

Team player, Build Partnership, Leader, Driven

Favorite quote:

“The secret of bargaining is to look more strong than what you really are.” -Subhash Chandra Bose

Words that best describe you:

Integrity, Risk Taker, Problem Solver

Beyond The Bio

Favorite Movie of all time:
Sholay (Hindi)
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
Unprofessionalism, Not letting others speak
Top 3 CDs (or Artists) of all time:
Michael Jackson, Shakira, Kishore Kumar
Favorite vacation spot:
Hawaii, Alps mountain range in France, Simla in India
If you were deserted on an island, who would you want to find on the other end?
My wife and sons
Name 3 items you must have if you were deserted on an island?
Water, Knife, Match box
What are some qualities you value in a person?
Loyalty, Integrity, Respect for others, Commitment
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?
Staying up late
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