Darin Coble

I'm a Fractional HR Executive and Coach who specializes in executing HR strategy and programs to help start-ups and SMBs build and deliver in all areas of HR.

I am a thought partner with Owners and the C-Suite to connect a business with its people through HR strategy and execution.

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Available 10hrs/week

Minneapolis, MN, USA

20 years experience

venture capital & private equity

Fractionally lead the HR organization for a multi-billion dollar Family Office PE/VC focused firm with employees across the globe.   


Partnered with executive team to establish employment program and practices to grow from employee 0 to 30 across multiple countries.

career planning

 Delivered over 225 hours of executive coaching in 2022 to leaders ranging from C-Suite to individual contributors

human resources

 Supported over 15 companies ranging from 2 – 200 employees with outsourced HR services & consulting throughout the year

Fractional HR Exec & Coach

Fractional HR Exec & Coach
Experienced Senior Human Resources Business Partner and Leader with a demonstrated history of working in a variety of industries. Skilled in Operations, Employee Life Cycle management, Change Leadership, Labor Relations, and Management. Strong human resources professional with a passion for business and an MS focused in HR Management from Purdue University: Krannert Graduate School of Management.
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I'm interested in

HR Strategy
HR Operations
Complex Businesses and Organizations
Leading and Driving Change
Driving Efficiency
Streamlining Processes
Increasing HR Credibility

My Services

I  provide executive-level counsel on the HR function, act as interim HR support, lead small internal HR teams, serve as a part-time/one-person HR shop, tackle ad hoc consulting projects, provide executive and career coaching, and more. 
Fractional HR Executive
Interim HR Leadership & Support
Lead Internal HR Teams
Part-Time HR Function
HR Consulting Projects
Executive and Career Coaching

Skills & Tools

Top areas of expertise and tools used to accomplish projects.
human capital consulting
hr transformation
workforce optimization
ongoing hr support
hr administration
human resources
scaling hr
hr team assessment and leadership
human resources strategy
executive coaching
compensation & benefits
small and medium business consulting
employee relations
startup consulting

Foundation of Fortune 500 HR Experience

Past companies and roles where I’ve gained experience.
Versa Business Partners LLC
Versa Business Partners LLC

Founder and CEO


Minneapolis, MN / Houston, TX

Stepped out of a corporate role to pursue my answer to "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Coach, Consultant, Facilitator of Personal & Organizational Change... Now I get to help others with this question as a professional Coach, while partnering with businesses to deliver fractional HR services and project work as an HR & Business Consultant.
Fractional HR Exec,Executive Coach,Outsourced HR,HR Consulting
Southwestern Energy
Southwestern Energy

Senior Human Resources Manager - Business Partner


Spring, Texas, United States

* Provide strategic business consultation and HR leadership to a diverse set of clients including Corporate, Exploration & Production, Midstream and Services business units across levels ranging from C-Suite to roustabouts. * Client Portfolio: *Corporate Functions * E&P Divisions * Drilling & Completions Engineering & Operations * Technology Advancement * Supply Chain * HSE & Regulatory * Government & Community Relations * Legal * Drilling Rig Ops * Frac Ops * Field Services
C-Suite,Corporate HR,Operations
UTC Aerospace Systems
UTC Aerospace Systems

Human Resources Manager Space Systems Houston


Houston, Texas, United States

Provided strategic HR and business leadership to a division of Space Systems in direct support of multiple government (NASA) engineering services contracts.

Regional Human Resources Manager


Texas, United States

* Provided HR direction & support for multiple business units of the Crouse-Hinds Division throughout North America. * MTL: sales force, Technical and customer support for division based out of the United Kingdom. * Wonderware West: * Pauluhn: Manufacturing and assembly * Crouse-Hinds (Fittings): Foundry and factory operation (Amarillo, TX). * Industrial Controls & Instruments: Custom design & manufacturing, inside sales (Houston, TX).
Lean Manufacturing,Heavy Manufacturing,Foundry,Instrumentation,Software Development,Software Distribution,Warehouses & Distribution,Custom Fabrication
Polaris Inc.
Polaris Inc.

Senior Human Resources Generalist


Medina, Minnesota, United States

Progressive growth through five of Polaris' seven locations (at the time) over four years.
*Supporting two business units, including sites in Medina, MN, Vermillion, SD, and Winnipeg, Canada *Handled all HR responsibilities and supporting the Snowmobile and Parts, Garments & Accessories (PGA) business units while based out of Corporate HQ (Medina, MN). Also led HR for PGA's Global Distribution Center in Vermillion, SD.
Purdue University
Purdue University

Residential Life Manager


West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Started in the Main Office of Cary Quad and continued to move through the organization until I was part of the Residential Life Management team. Buildings included: Cary Quad, Owen, Harrison & Young Residence Halls

Hear from current & past clients




Darin takes care of so many HR processes, so we are free to focus on the job at hand – the things we do well. From employee engagement, payroll, benefits, compliance, and training on the latest regulations. This gives us the comfort that our most valuable company assets are taken care of, our employees. 



Darin and team have supported us to onboard new employees, remain in compliance as a federal contractor, and rapidly prepare a handbook and land business insurance as well.  Because of Darin and VersaBP, our business can run like a well oiled machine enabling my team to focus on the hardcore engineering and not get lost in the weeds. 



I bring in Darin in when I need high powered help that I can trust, and I refer others to him often.  Darin can help in any situation, and his solutions are tailored to his clients’ needs. 

Confidential (Leadership Team Client)

Vice President

Darin has coached my team through two critical strategy sessions where we have historically struggled (setting vision and establishing goals).  Darin is remarkable in group settings!  He is excellent at nurturing individual personalities and contributions.   Through these two group sessions, our team has a renewed appreciation for the process and collective ownership of the results. 

Confidential (Coaching Client)

Vice President

Darin has a tremendous talent to truly listen and shape disorganized thoughts to get to the heart of the matter.  Darin always (yes, always) adds clarity that inspires different ways to look at things and actions to take.  Darin’s coaching has led me to be a better leader that lets the right people do the right work. 

Confidential (Coaching Client)

Vice President / COO

Darin is an excellent thought partner and is good at challenging the right amount to bring out the best in others.  His candor is a strength in counseling leaders who might not hear what they need from those around them.  I trust Darin completely in the most sensitive situations.  Darin has superb judgment, builds trust, and holds others accountable. 

Confidential (Exec Team Client)


We met Darin when we were in the early stages of setting up our business, and have built a valuable relationship with him since. Darin has been instrumental to us as business owners in a sounding board capacity as well as a Coach, and has challenged us to think about development of strategy, scaling and opportunity. He is hugely knowledgeable and genuinely cares about our success, sharing advice and data that allow us to continually improve.

Confidential (Exec Team Coaching)


Darin coached my executive team on matters ranging from strategy, to benefits, to corporate vision and we see the fruit as we have been attracting and retaining talent ever since. 

Open to

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remote work

open to travel

expert calls

company advisor

monthly retainers

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