Vaco SF Team

Manager - Strategy & Operations

Phoebe Meharg

What brought you to Vaco? What drew your interest?

I wanted to be part of a company that would allow me to grow and evolve with it. I also saw it as a great opportunity to learn from an involved and intelligent leadership that would push me to challenge myself professionally.

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

I believe Vaco provides their business partners with a tremendous amount of adaptability and flexibility while simultaneously investing in and advocating for their own employees.

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

Rather than point to a specific example I’d say that the toughest decisions are the ones that will impact the lives of others and/or involve conflicts between reason and emotion.

What’s the best thing about working at Vaco?

I’m very appreciative of the autonomy that I have but above all else I genuinely enjoy the ambitious, creative and interesting individuals that I work with.

Describe your work style.

I like to think of myself as an efficient multi-tasker who prefers a measured big picture approach but can adapt and react to change quickly. I accomplish the most when I’ve got headphones on (specifically while listening to Bone Thugs N Harmony’s Eternal 1999 album) but am most content when working with and bouncing ideas off others. I have very high expectations of the teams and individuals I manage but prefer to give them free reign to exceed those expectations in the manner that works best for them.

Favorite quote:

People are people no matter how small. – Dr. Seuss

Word that best describes you:

Discerning

Beyond The Bio

Favorite Movie of all time:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
The use of abbreviations, internet slang and/or emoticons in written communication.
Top 3 CDs of all time:
I consume a lot of music and some favorites from within the last year include albums from The War on Drugs, Chvrches & Lykke Li but ultimately I’m more of a song person. Here are 5 favorites: Feeling Good - Nina Simone Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones Gloria - Patti Smith 15 Step - Radiohead Twistin’ the Night Away - Sam Cooke
Favorite vacation spot:
NYC. So far.
If you were deserted on an island, who would you want to find on the other end?
Oprah
Name 3 items you must have if you were deserted on an island?
Sunscreen, a snorkel and a helicopter
What are some qualities you value in a person?
Integrity, humility, kindness and levity
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?
Commuting 3+ hours each day and using emoticons
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