Vaco SF Team

Operations Manager

Summer Stone

What brought you to Vaco? What drew your interest?

A good friend of mine, Lisa Sanesanong, referred me to Vaco. I was excited to plant my roots with a company I could grow with in Kansas City.

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

Vaco SF cares about the needs of our clients and we pride ourselves in exceeding client goals. We also strive to deliver the quickest turnaround time for client needs.

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

Moving from Portland, OR to Kansas City. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find the right type of work in Kansas, but I ended up finding a position that has turned out to be the most challenging and rewarding position I’ve ever held!

What’s the best thing about working at Vaco?

From day one, I got the sense that Vaco really cares about their people. They go the extra mile to invest in their employees and to also show appreciation for a job well done. It’s a great feeling to work for a company whose actions prove how much they value their employees.

Describe your work style.

I love a team-oriented environment where collaboration is encouraged and I also appreciate having the freedom to work independently on projects that I can tackle on my own. I love that I have a mix of both of these styles in my current role as an Engagement Manager. Variety is the spice of life!

Favorite quote:

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou

Word that best describes you:

Optimistic

Beyond The Bio

Favorite Movie of all time:
I love musicals! It’s a toss up between West Side Story and Sound of Music. Also... I’d be lying if I didn’t mention Dumb & Dumber here. There you have it.
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
Rude/mean people
Top 3 CDs of all time:
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and HIStory: Michael Jackson
Favorite vacation spot:
I’d like to go to the Galapagos Islands, Italy and Australia eventually, but I have been to West Palm Beach and it is beautiful, too.
If you were deserted on an island, who would you want to find on the other end?
My son and my daughter, my parents, siblings, closest friends, a comedian to make us all laugh, and a pilot with a plane to fly us all out of there!
Name 3 items you must have if you were deserted on an island?
Again... a plane with an experienced pilot A camera to record the aerial view as I’m lifting off to leave the deserted island and a friend to share the short-lived experience with :)
What are some qualities you value in a person?
Kindness, hilarious sense of humor, and someone who sets goals and achieves them
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?
Haha, going to church, going to bed early and eating oatmeal!
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