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From Lannick to Vaco Lannick: New Name, Same Transformative Service

Creating extraordinary professional adventures has been the hallmark of Lannick, A Vaco Company, for more than three decades. As Canada’s largest regional accounting and finance specialist firm, we are a premier recruiting and staffing agency in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), boldly connecting top talent with premier companies. During our 35-year history, our organization has grown tremendously, expanding into finance and technology recruiting and building our team to nearly 100 staffing specialists.

In 2017, we were acquired by Vaco, a global talent solutions firm focused on accounting, finance, IT, administration, and executive search. After four years of exceptional growth and partnership with Vaco, a new chapter in our collective adventure is about to begin! Lannick is poised to officially transition to Vaco Lannick, A Vaco Company—and we couldn’t be more excited about what this change means for our clients, candidates, and community.

New Name, Same Transformative Service

Our name change signifies the next phase in our journey: it’s a commitment to the partnership between Lannick and Vaco to bring more powerful people-focused solutions to our clients and candidates. Our team and commitment to boutique-level service remain the same. Our clients and candidates will continue to work with the outstanding team they know and trust. Most importantly, our dedication to delivering unparalleled solutions, quality, and speed will not only remain but grow under our new name.

By becoming Vaco Lannick, Lannick’s team members and service offerings can leverage Vaco’s global business and family of brands’ expertise, improving and expanding the solutions and opportunities we can provide for clients and candidates.

Committed, experienced partners leading the charge

Our managing partners, Jim Dimovski and Kevin Jeewan, have a combined 19 years of experience at Lannick and are excited to continue their leadership of our team as we become Vaco Lannick.

Dimovski has 25 years of professional experience, with 18 years in progressive roles in the recruiting and staffing industry. Dimovski specializes in building and maintaining high-performing teams and providing strategic solutions to address the ever-changing business needs of its clients, including introducing Vaco’s global family of brands.

“In addition to being a spot-on culture fit for our employees, Vaco also provides our clients and candidates the opportunity to be a part of something much bigger and better,” said Dimovski of the partnership between Vaco and Lannick. “Lannick’s legacy and the people it serves will live on through Vaco as we now have a greater net to cast globally which allows for further growth and expanded solutions for all teams.”

Jeewan leads our Client Services’ team and specializes in building solid relationships with clients across the GTA. Jeewan plays an integral role in the growth and success of Lannick and will maintain this role as we become Vaco Lannick.

“Since Lannick’s acquisition in 2017, we have been able to add tremendous value to our clients through Vaco’s extensive reach and service offerings,” said Jeewan of the partnership between Vaco and Lannick. “Our consultative approach has allowed us to gain a strong competitive advantage in the market, as we do far more than just match great talent with Canada’s leading businesses, and now we can do it with the added support of Vaco’s backing.”

With experienced, committed leadership in place, Lannick’s full transition to becoming Vaco will bring exciting new opportunities and resources for our network.

What does it mean for Lannick to become Vaco?

Even though our team and leadership isn’t changing, we understand a smooth transition for everyone requires a full introduction to Vaco, and all the wonderful opportunities available to our network.

We want our clients and candidates to be as excited as we are about this transition—and to understand the resources, experience, and expertise the Vaco brand brings to the Lannick family.

Who is Vaco?

Vaco is a global company that delivers talent and business solutions in a variety of areas, including consulting, project resources, executive search, direct hire, and strategic staffing. Vaco’s team members have expertise in numerous industries, including accounting and finance, technology, and operations. In addition to their strong core service offerings, Vaco brings an extensive family of brands: Pivot Point Consulting, a best in KLAS healthcare IT solutions provider; Focus Search Partners, a retained executive search practice; and MorganFranklin Consulting, Vaco’s methodology-driven global consulting platform.

Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 12,000 clients across the globe, with more than 9,800 employees. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 14 years and was named to Forbes’ 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms.

With you all the way

“Thanks to amazing clients and candidates, the journey to today has been incredible. Over the past ten years, Lannick has experienced incredible growth, nearly tripling our yearly candidate placements between 2013 and 2019,” said Dimovski.

He added, “We are proud to say our firm was able to retain all of our Client Services Associates and Recruitment Services Associates throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have come back bigger and stronger in 2021. So far this year, we have set all-time monthly placement records in February, March and May — engaging top talent with top business in the GTA. We also set an all-time quarterly placement record in Q1 of 2021 and are on pace to do the same for Q2!”

“As we become Vaco Lannick, we’re experiencing unprecedented momentum, and our partnership with Vaco provides us with the resources, technology and processes we need to reach new heights in the years ahead,” said Jeewan. “As we continue to expand and grow, we’re excited to embody Vaco’s people-first, with-you-all-the-way approach to providing transformative services to our clients and candidates.”

Stay tuned for more information about our transformation to join our sister company, Vaco Toronto, and how our improved service offerings and expanded resources can meet more of our clients’ and candidates’ needs.

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Jim Dimovski, SVP, Executive Partner, Vaco Global

Kevin Jeewan, Managing Partner, Vaco Lannick

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