Troy Knight Receives 40 Under 40 Leadership Award

Vaco Raleigh Director of Design and Gaming Honored by Triangle Business Journal

Raleigh, NC, May 08, 2011 --( Sid Mitchener, technology practice partner of Vaco Raleigh, LLC (, an executive placement and consulting firm, has announced that Troy Knight, director of design and gaming, has received the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award, which recognizes up-and-coming leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community. Award recipients are selected based on business accomplishments, community involvement and significant career milestones. Knight received the award at a luncheon on May 5 at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh.

“Troy has been instrumental in helping to foster growth within the gaming and eLearning industries in North Carolina,” said Mitchener. “His leadership and willingness to share his expertise with the community will help create more opportunities for economic growth in North Carolina. We at Vaco Raleigh congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.”

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- At Vaco Raleigh, Knight was instrumental in launching the Vaco Design and Media division in 2008 after witnessing a knowledge gap in the recruiting profession for helping supply qualified talent to the design, gaming, eLearning and media fields.

- Among his significant accomplishments are helping establish the East Coast Game Conference, organizing the Make-A-Wish Golf Classic, and serving on the Wake County Economic Development Talent Recruitment Initiative Steering Committee.

- Knight is also active in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Miracle League, Habitat for Humanity and Serve the Homeless.

About Vaco Raleigh, LLC:
Vaco specializes in contract, special project and direct hire services in the fields of accounting and finance, information technology, eLearning and design, operations, and human resources as well as executive search. The staff at Vaco Raleigh has more than 350 combined years of industry experience, with local knowledge and connections as well as access to geographically diverse resources through 24 Vaco offices nationwide. Vaco was selected as an Inc. 500 company in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Committed to hiring top performers from corporate life that now serve their profession instead of performing within it, Vaco has a team of seasoned experts with the industry experience to understand their clients’ needs and candidates’ skills. This rare combination of experience and expertise allows Vaco to make superior matches between employers and qualified candidates. Established in 2004, Vaco Raleigh was named as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Vaco Raleigh also received the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability. For more information, please call (919) 719-6500 or visit the website at

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