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 of Operations in Oil and Gas. 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
Director of HR Consulting & Services
Kylee is a results-driven global total rewards professional with 15+ years of experience as both a people-focused in-house leader and a third-party consultant. Kylee’s experience encompasses compensation, benefits, general HR functions, HRIS implementation and management, and more.
She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas, and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Houston Baptist University. She also holds several HR functional certifications.
In her free time, Kylee enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, and fur-baby, Dodger Blue. Many nights and weekends are spent cheering on her beloved Houston Astros and Texas Longhorns. Kylee splits her time between Houston, Texas and Vancouver, British Colombia.
Senior HR Business Partner
With over 20+ years of progressive growth in Human Resources roles, Diana has hands-on experience in every facet of an HR department across diverse industries.
She has led teams throughout her career, small and large, local and remote, and loves being able to pass on the knowledge she has picked up to help mold the next generation of leaders.
Diana was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother is from Monterrey, Mexico, and her father from Chicago. Diana is very proud of her heritage and is thankful that her mother insisted that the kids learned how to speak, read, and write Spanish. She is a proud Military and Law Enforcement mom to her 25-year-old son Elijah, she also has 11-year-old girl/boy twins, not to mention a grandson (5) as well.
Stephanie grew up working in her parents’ small dealership, watching how her family took care of their employees. This inspired her to pursue a career in HR.
Stephanie spent eight years in the salon industry before working with her brother to launch three men’s hair salons. As she attended school to achieve her Bachelor’s Degree, she cut hair, handled all HR issues, managed payroll and business regulations, and dealt with around 35 employees daily. In October 2020, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree and is now working on her HR certification
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies. She enjoys outdoors and camping and loves to attend sporting events of all kinds.
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.