Vaco Raleigh Names New Director Of Design And Gaming

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Wed Dec 16 2009

David R. Rhode, managing partner of Vaco Raleigh, LLC (, an executive placement and consulting firm, has announced that Suzanne Meiler has joined the firm as the director of Design and Gaming, where she will be responsible for serving the candidate needs of clients in the design, gaming, eLearning and media professions. Her job duties will include account management and professional recruitment.

Prior to joining Vaco, Meiler worked as the lead environment artist on a major game development title, where she managed an art team, assisted in staffing the team, and produced documentation for development tools. Meiler has been a key member of various development teams and has personally shipped that produced 10 video games for the personal computer, Sony Play Station 2, Xbox and Xbox 360. Most of her work has been on AAA titles, including a title that won Game of the Year. Meiler has 10 years of high level development experience in the videogame industry.

"Suzanne’s expertise and professional and community leadership are fantastic assets to the Vaco Raleigh team," said Troy Knight, managing director of Design & Gaming at Vaco. "I am confident that those skills, combined with her extensive knowledge and experience in the gaming arena, will allow us to better serve our clients."

- Meiler is an active member in the International Game Developers Association, Triangle Game Initiative and Women in Games International. She also volunteers for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

- Meiler earned her certificate in art and animation from the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh in 1999. She was recognized with an outstanding achievement award in 3D computer animation for excellence in software proficiency, artistic merit, portfolio development and citizenship.

- A sought after speaker, Meiler has presented throughout the Triangle at game conferences and colleges to promote the videogame industry as well as to offer tips on securing employment in the videogame industry.

- Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Suzanne has lived in the Raleigh area for more than 15 years. She currently resides in Apex, N.C.

Vaco specializes in contract, special project and direct hire services in the fields of accounting and finance, information technology, eLearning and design, operations and 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 26 Vaco offices nationwide. Vaco was selected as an Inc. 500 company in 2007, 2008 and 2009. 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 Web site at

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