Vaco SF Team

Engagement Manager

Rebecca Akerstrand

What brought you to Vaco? What drew your interest?
The part about Vaco that really spoke to me was the chance to participate in an organization that lets its employees grow infinitely.

Why should anyone choose Vaco SF for Managed Services/Contingent Workforce?
Simply because Vaco SF for Managed Services works from its core, as employees, we are being invested in and given genuine support from our peers – Everyone should be apart of the Vaco atmosphere!

What’s the toughest business decision that you’ve ever made at this point in your career?
The toughest decision in my career was when I left my previous job, where I was very happy and in an evolving stage of my career, but I challenged myself by moving abroad for college.

What’s the best thing about working at Vaco?
The best thing about working at Vaco is the people, my colleagues, as well as clients. With different backgrounds, personalities and skillsets we are all contributing in a different way, making each day unique.

Describe your work style.
Driven and cooperative.

Favorite quote:
“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character” – Unknown.

Word that best describes you:

Beyond The Bio

Favorite Movie of all time:
A Man Called Ove
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
Slow drivers in the left/carpool lane.
Top 3 CDs or Artists of all time:
I mostly listen to electronic music and my two favorite DJs are Avicii and W&W. However, for the sake of my childhood memories - ABBA!
Favorite vacation spot:
The list could be long but one of my favorite vacation spots is Cartagena in Colombia.
If you were deserted on an island, who would you want to find on the other end?
.I would have wanted to find my previous dog Lobo to be by my side, he would keep me safe and entertained (German Shepard).
Name 3 items you must have if you were deserted on an island?
Coffee (grounded), a pocket knife and Nutella
What are some qualities you value in a person?
Disciplined, honesty and yet down-to-earth are some qualities that I admire in a person.
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?
I never thought that I would spend so much time watching Netflix, nor commuting 3+ hours every day.
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