Brian Waller

CEO and Co-Founder, Vaco Holdings

Brian Waller is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vaco Holdings, an enterprise talent and solutions firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. After starting his career in the assurance & advisory practice of a Big Four accounting firm, Brian found success and excitement in the fast-paced and competitive landscape of consulting and strategic staffing with an S&P 500 company. In 2002, along with his co-founders, Brian set out to create a talent solutions firm that offered white glove client service coupled with an unmatched company culture that puts people first.

Vaco’s original growth story was an organic one, launching more than 24 markets in the first 10 years of business. In the last decade, Vaco has continued that growth story, incorporating 17 acquisitions to the Vaco Family of Brands, including the 2019 acquisition of MorganFranklin Consulting, a methodology-driven consulting and business advisory solutions firm. Vaco Holdings’ M&A strategy focuses on the acquisition of founder-led businesses, creating opportunities for leadership to partner in creating more opportunities for employees and execute on strategic growth initiatives.

Speaker Sessions

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

The Evolving Staffing M&A Landscape and Preparing for Your Next Move

Following an unprecedented economic environment, there were 112 M&A transactions in the U.S. staffing industry in 2021. How is the deal landscape evolving this year and what drives a successful acquisition? For highly acquisitive companies, what are some key opportunities and pitfalls to consider in planning a transaction? Join us for a discussion with esteemed industry leaders who can discuss their experiences with and projections for staffing M&A in 2022 and beyond.