LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaco Los Angeles, an award-winning project consultant and executive search firm for accountants and technology professionals, today announced that managing partner Frances Moreno received the 2016 Women of Color Achievement Award presented by 100 Black Men of Los Angeles and the Women Presidents' Organization.
Moreno said, "I'm humbled to receive this award and dedicate this in memory of my grandmother, Esperanza U. Escajeda from Chihuahua, Mexico, and my mother, Herminia G. Hanly, from El Paso, Texas. They were my role models and demonstrated such incredible care and work ethic. My sincerest thanks to 100 Black Men of Los Angeles and the WPO for this distinguished award."
Moreno is a successful Latina entrepreneur and a business and community leader. Moreno co-founded Vaco Los Angeles and is celebrating the company's 10th anniversary in 2016. Under Moreno's leadership, the company was awarded four #1 rankings on the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles list in its category. Vaco achieves consistent year-over-year revenue growth and profitability and steady significant increases in both client base and consultant placements.
All award recipients were identified by the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles in conjunction with the Los Angeles chapters of the WPO. The selection criteria included successful operation of a woman-owned or -led business that has reached annual revenues of at least $2 million for product-based businesses or $1 million for service-based businesses. All companies have provided an increase in employment opportunities on a local, regional, and national level and have significantly strengthened the economy.
Upon announcement of the award, the two organizations stated, "Both the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles and WPO believe that, as one of Los Angeles' outstanding women business leaders who devotes her time and energy to improving the quality of life in our local communities, Frances demonstrates the power of doing well by doing good. We salute her."
About Vaco Los Angeles
Vaco offers consulting, contract and direct hire solutions in the areas of accounting, finance, technology, healthcare, operations and general administration. With over 30 offices across the nation and beyond, Vaco has been on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing companies for the last nine years. Vaco is dedicated to developing creative client solutions, long-term relationships, and lifelong careers. For more information, visit www.vaco.com. Vaco Los Angeles has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles four times and has also received Gold Stevie Awards for Best Employer and Company of the Year.
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