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Rose Sarafa

CEO

(734) 769-1720

rose.sarafa@vpartners.com

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Rose co-founded Variant Partners with her husband Sam in 1970. In her role as CEO, she is accountable for the day-to-day business operations. This includes managing the administrative staff, payroll, and accounting and finance.  She contributes significantly to our hiring process, strategic planning and franchise relations. Rose was integral in launching the administrative staffing division... Read More


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David Sarafa

President / Practice Leader

(734) 926-2175

david.sarafa@vpartners.com

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David Sarafa is the President of Variant Partners and manages a specialized team within the company. 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... Read More


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Lynda Cooney

Director - Energy Practice

(734) 926-2189

lynda.cooney@vpartners.com

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Lynda is the Director of Variant Partners’ Energy practice. Our practice has been exclusive to legal positions in energy companies since 2003, and, due to client demand, our practice has expanded to service the regulatory functions, as well. Through the years we’ve built an extensive proprietary legal network: we know more energy industry attorneys than... Read More


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Stephanie Krupp

Senior Strategy Director - Energy Practice

(734) 926-2186

stephanie.krupp@vpartners.com

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Stephanie joined Variant Partners in 2000 following a leadership role in a natural gas marketing firm. The following year she took over leadership of the energy practice which provided energy companies with top talent across multiple technical disciplines. In 2003 she dedicated Variant’s energy practice exclusively to attorneys in house in order to bring a... Read More


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Louie Letourneau

Senior Account Manager

(734) 926-2188

louie@vpartners.com

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Louie started with Variant Partners in 2011.  His superior recruiting knowledge and expertise is a result of his commitment to the industry and willingness to learn and grow each day.  He prides himself on always following up with clients and candidates in a very timely manner.  He is an avid Michigan and Detroit sports fan,... Read More


Lindsay Panyard manufacturing automotive recruiter

Lindsay Panyard

Senior Recruiter

(734) 926-2177

lindsay.panyard@vpartners.com

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Lindsay joined Variant Partners in 2012, and knows that executive search is all about building relationships between candidates and clients. Lindsay not only provides great service, but knows and understands her clients on a detailed level. She is a personable, honest and thorough communicator before, during and after the search and hiring process. Team: Lynda... Read More


Sydney Wallace Associate Recruiter

Sydney Wallace

Associate Recruiter

(734) 926-2173

sydney.wallace@vpartners.com

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Sydney joined Variant Partners in 2020 as a Recruiting Intern on the Energy team and has since progressed to an Associate Recruiter. Her responsibilities include supporting the energy team’s recruiting function by sourcing via multiple platforms, maintaining communication with clients and candidates, and assisting with marketing efforts. Sydney is also a member of the Energy... Read More


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Gabe Murillo

Manager - Talent Engagement Solutions

(734) 926-2164

gabe.murillo@vpartners.com

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Gabe joined Variant Partners in May of 2019 and is the Manager for the company’s Talent Engagement Solutions service. Prior to joining Variant Partners, Gabe specialized in recruiting for early stage startups across a variety of industries including Software-as-a-Service, Artificial Intelligence, and Transportation. Gabe is a research enthusiast who enjoys the challenge of sourcing difficult... Read More


Nicole Wong

Operations Manager

(734)926-2174

nicole.wong@vpartners.com

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Nicole joined Variant Partners in 2017 as the Operations Manager. Nicole’s professional background includes nine years of grocery retail experience, with four years in grocery retail management experience focusing on areas such as merchandising, human resources and operations. Nicole graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration... Read More


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