Vaco SF Team

Program Manager

Russ Pfeil

What brought you to Vaco? What drew your interest?
Working with people I like and respect is what drew me to Vaco. I have known Nick Dewan a long time from my years at Wells Fargo and had crossed paths many times with Sudhir Sahu. That and the opportunity to help multiple clients improve their systems and processes to enhance and improve their associated customer’s journeys is what brought me to this dynamic group.

Why should anyone choose Vaco SF for Managed Services/Contingent Workforce?
Vaco is a highly talented group committed to building effective solutions to meet their customer’s needs.

What’s the toughest business decision that you’ve ever made at this point in your career? Explain.
Over my years of experience in both the oil and gas and financial services industry, the toughest decisions that I have had to make were those involving staff reduction. Having been down-sized and finding myself seeking new opportunities, I know the emotional turmoil that change can bring.

What’s the best thing about working at Vaco?
Vaco embraces a diverse workplace full of people from a spectrum of different cultures and backgrounds. Each client is different bringing new challenges and problems to solve.

Describe your work style.
I am a big believer in teams and commitment to team performance which requires effective and efficient communication.

Beyond The Bio

Favorite Quote:
“Try Not – Do” - Yoda
Word that best describes you:
Top 3 CDs or Artists of all time:
Beatles, Beatles, Beatles
What are some qualities you value in a person?
Integrity, Intelligence, Kindness, Sense of Humor
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you’d never do?
Working past 55 because it is too much fun to fully retire from work.
Favorite Movie of all time:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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