David Sarafa

President / Practice Leader

(734) 926-2175


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David Sarafa is the President of Variant Partners but also has his own search practice. David’s unique background in this industry enables him to gain a much deeper understanding of what is needed for the roles his team works on, and the expertise of the people they work with. David is fortunate to have a strong team working with him that he has been able to share his knowledge and experience with.

This enables them to provide the right insight and understanding about opportunities with detailed knowledge of the qualifications needed to be successful in any one role.

Here are some highlights of David’s background:

  • BSME and MBA (with an emphasis on organizational behavior) from the University of Michigan
  • 15+ years of progressive professional recruiting experience at Variant Partners
  • A year of experience working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in change strategy
  • 8 years working for a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier holding five progressive roles across four functional areas
  • You can see details of his background on LinkedIn


David has a strong team enabling him to deliver exceptional service quickly.




1. Executive Leadership

  • Retained / No Risk Priority Search
  • Manufacturing Sector expertise across disciplines
  • Management to Executive Leadership

2.  Manufacturing/Automotive

  • Contingency or Project Recruiting
  • Manufacturing Sector expertise in diverse disciplines
  • We work very closely with a select number of clients to fill a variety of roles each year
  • Over 90% repeat business
  • Individual Contributor to Mid Management

3. Corporate Functions
Focuses include:

  • Total Rewards / Benefits
  • Organizational Development
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Development
  • Recruiting / Talent Acquisition

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