Hiring Great People: Our ‘Manivesto’


Binna Kim


Our strategy for delivering value to clients is to offer an integrated set of capabilities and deep, comprehensive knowledge of the finance vertical. Our strategy as a business is to pair this commitment to client service with adjacent ventures, such as our investment fund and our publishing initiative.

But, to paraphrase Lawrence Bossidy, former COO of General Electric, at the end of the day, we know we’re going to excel by trusting our people, not by leaning on our strategies.

Recently, as we announced this afternoon, Vested was one of 14 agencies and in-house teams that PRWeek recognized as the communications industry’s best employers. This validates our ‘manivesto’: We look for professionals who are innately curious and intensely collaborative. Who are committed to building something meaningful. Our work taxes the brains and the stamina of our people, so ambition and entrepreneurial drive are essential qualities to have.

We balance this by offering an array of benefits that make this fast-paced work environment inviting rather than merely tolerable. And Vested is one of the very few agencies that offers employees the opportunity to earn real equity in the business. We’re committed to attracting and retaining the best by sharing the most.

This PRWeek recognition as one of the best places to work is both an honor and validation that our ‘manivesto’ is meaningful. That putting financial expertise, entrepreneurship and an integrated mindset at the core of all that we do informs and drives our cultural values and appeals to industry talent. The quality of our people — and the fact that they stay with us — testify to our being a great place to work.

“Successful employers listen to and empower their entire staffs, and none do it better than these organizations,” PRWeek wrote in this year’s release. PRWeek continued:

Only two years into its existence, Vested has quickly established itself as a firm that offers one of the most robust employee benefit packages in the market.

Vested employees are entitled to equity in the firm, unlimited vacation, a three-month sabbatical after four years of employment, and the use of the company account at Starbucks, Bluestone Lane, and Uber.

Numerous employees noted how the equity they have in the firm ensures they are all part of key conversations.

Coincidentally, we received this accolate shortly after moving into our new office at 22 W. 38th Street in Manhattan. We carefully designed this new office to appeal to our employees’ needs and our integrated nature. We strive to be a great place to work both culturally and physically.

After our expansion to the London market, we’re hiring aggressively in 2018. Visit our website and drop us a line if you’re interested in working with us.