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Darren Varano

Darren Varano started his career with Grayling Associates in 1992 as a recruiter after graduating from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Business and Organization. After a few years Darren was promoted to Vice President and in 2000 became President/CEO.

Darren is well known throughout the Insurance and Executive Search industries as one of the top consultants for Recruiting Experienced Advisors, Advisor Compensation, Competitive Analysis, Agency Infrastructure, and Recruiting Strategies for the Independent, Career and Banking channels.

David S. Kravet

Dave Kravet was a teacher and school principal before turning to a career in the business sector. He founded Grayling Associates in 1988 as a recruiting firm specializing in the financial services industry.

The focus of the firm quickly became the recruitment of life insurance agents, managers, financial planning professionals and the staff needed to provide support in this industry.

The firm continues Dave’s philosophy of providing honest and ethical recruiting and maintaining close personal contact with both clients and candidates.