who we are
About Versa Business Partners
We are a coaching and HR consulting firm with a passion for people, operations, and business. With over 20-years of experience in companies ranging from 20 – 200,000, we have learned to deliver high-impact leadership and client partnerships across all functions in a business.
We are versatile enough to wear suits and steel toe boots…
Between us, if given the choice, you’ll find us reaching for the steel toes, earplugs & hard hat before anything else.
Meet Darin Coble
Founder & Principal
Darin has 20+ years of human resources, operations, and leadership experience across a wide variety of industries in a global environment. As a business strategist and leader, Darin brings a business-focused approach to human capital consulting and executive coaching.
Education: Undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Purdue University and a Master of Science in HR Management from Purdue’s Krannert Graduate School of Management
Certifications: Professionally trained Coach from Rice University’s Jones School of Business. Currently in pursuit of accreditation with the International Coaching Federation.
Skills: Human Resources Generalist, Employee Life Cycle, Change Leadership, Organizational Development, Labor Relations, and Leadership
After growing up working in his family’s textile mill (men’s socks) in North Carolina, he never lost his love of and identification with operations.
Darin’s oil-field name is “Sluggo”, bestowed upon him by a seasoned VP in a volatile industry. He earned this name as a reflection of his leadership and grit during the company’s first encounter with a rapidly declining business cycle. During this time, he pushed his leaders to think both short and long-term while defining a strategy, plan to execute and manage the changes to come, while ensuring dignity remained with the employees.
In his free time, you’ll find Darin spending time with his family, wrenching on one of the cars in his driveway, or building a treehouse (aka., the ‘shed on stilts’) for his two kids.
Providing Clients with Versatile HR Consulting
Darin has learned that success in today’s marketplace requires organizations and leaders to leverage a versatile set of tools and skill-sets.
Let Darin and the Versa team partner with you and your organization to build connections between your business and your people while addressing key business challenges with solutions to navigate the future, and develop your leaders to see and lead around the corners in your path ahead.
Meet the Team at Versa
Sharon Cross, CCP, GRP
Sharon has 15+ years of compensation experience. During her time with an executive compensation consulting firm, she developed skills in analytics and finance across a wide range of industries, completing financial and organizational analysis and more.
Sharon has also been a compensation manager in the industry. In this position, she managed all employee compensation, executive compensation, and payroll. Sharon also worked with outside consultants on various compensation projects including the development of career level guides, pay bands, and job descriptions.
Susan Young, CPP
Susan Young is a payroll consultant with 23+ years of experience. She helps company leaders have confidence in their payroll process and providers by establishing a foundation to verify and validate payroll, related taxes, and compliance measures.
Susan also acts as a bridge between HR and Accounting teams by helping companies review and build reconciliation processes and G/Ls. If you need a trusted advisor to mentor a one-person payroll team or leverage a third party (e.g., independent company), to handle payroll-related responsibilities, Susan can help.