LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaco Los Angeles LLC, a leading consulting and executive search firm specializing in accounting, finance and technology consultants and direct hire professionals, today announced that Frances Moreno, founder and managing partner, has been named a finalist in the Best Entrepreneur category in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs and the companies they run worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards.
According to Moreno, "I'm so honored to be named a finalist in the Best Entrepreneur category in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Our mission from the beginning was to help people meet their career goals while also achieving better, richer, more balanced lives and I'm so proud that we've been able to offer these opportunities both to our own staff and to the candidates and consultants we place. And to have that success now recognized by the Stevie Awards is so rewarding."
More than 1,300 entries – a record for the competition – were submitted this year for consideration in 75 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. Moreno is a finalist in the Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses category.
"Women entrepreneurs and executives continue to innovate, excel and impress," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. "Regardless of general economic conditions, the achievements of women-owned and women-run organizations around the world remain high, and are reflected in this year's impressive body of finalists."
"Vaco" is derived from a Latin word meaning "to free yourself from a master." Vaco Los Angeles LLC was founded in 2006 and has been awarded "Best Place to Work" in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and #15 of 100 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in Los Angeles in 2009 by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Vaco is a leading consulting and placement firm specializing in the finance and technology sectors. Further information on Vaco can be found at www.vaco.com/los-angeles.
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