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Taylor is available to speak at local and national conferences along with businesses.  He has a heart for reaching out and breaking down the walls between recruiters and clients as well as teaching teams and companies how to do this. 


In need of some help figuring out what path you want to take or what area might be your strong suit? Hit Taylor up, he would love to grab a coffee with you and chat about what you are looking for!


With years of industry work under his belt Taylor has become a pro at both knowing what will grab an employers attention and how a resume should be written.  If you are in need of help or just need your current resume spruced up, Taylor would love to help!


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Taylor graduated from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in 2011 and immediately jumped into the world of recruiting. He started his career at Vaco in 2011 where he has recruited for clients such as Disney, Pacific Gas & Electric, Yahoo!, and Sony. After achieving top producer for 2013 out of a team of six, Taylor was recognized by Vaco and was brought to Raleigh to be instrumental in the building of the Technology division. During his time in Raleigh Taylor helped to scale the team from three to seven and focused on recruiting in all things technology, where he ultimately found his niche within development and TriNug (Raleigh .NET User Group). In June 2014 Taylor was asked to return to the Nashville office to help build out the technology team. Since his return, Taylor was elected VP of the .NET User Group in Nashville from 2015 to 2018. He focuses 100% of his time within the development vertical in technology. As of 2017 Taylor is the Recruiting Manager of Vaco’s Nashville Technology division that is responsible for grossing over $6 million a year in revenue and ranking in the top 3 of over 30+ Vaco Technology offices. From his time at Vaco he has seen the team triple in size from seven to over twenty and growing! He has spoken at multiple conferences ranging from the Raleigh Code Conference, Code on the Beach, Nashville Music City Code Conference, to Vaco’s National Engage the World Conference and continues to be heavily involved within both the local and national tech community.

Outside of work Taylor is an avid traveler, food & wine lover, and adventure seeker with his wife, Jackie. So far they have visited Thailand, Bali, Mexico, BVI's, New Zealand, and Europe. They hope to add India, Iceland, and Cambodia to the list in the next few years! When he is not traveling, Taylor can be found on the ice at the rink playing hockey with friends, or at home roughhousing with his barn cat, corgi, or his wife. 


When I first met Taylor I was immediately struck with how professional, down to earth and technical he is.

Taylor is one of the few recruiters out there that truly knows his craft and seeks the right fit for employers and job candidates. Taylor puts the time and effort into making sure there is a true match. He is a great communicator, professional and diligent in his work. 

The recruiting industry can be filled with spam, mis-matches and bad communication. It’s honestly left a bad flavor with me over the years. Taylor completely changed my perspective. It was refreshing and I appreciate that about him. Taylor is truly a genuine person and I highly recommend him.
— Atom Groom  Senior UI/UX
Taylor is a great guy, very outgoing, upfront and honest. All details that play highly into favor for the work he does. From a developer standpoint, it is super helpful when recruiters know and understand the industry and how best to support those of us on the technical side of things. Taylor fully understands this area and navigates it well. I have enjoyed getting to know him over the past several months working together and look forward to working with him in the future.
— Nathan Daniel Senior AngularJS Consultant
Hands down, Taylor is one of the best recruiters I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I’ve been working with recruiters for almost twenty years, and I can say without a doubt that if your looking for a recruiter that will deliver results, Taylor is your man.
— Thomas Geiger   Senior .NET/JavaScript Consultant