Jeff Varner is an
internet project manager, having most recently worked as Director of
People and Process for a Manhattan start-up company. There he
developed and managed the technical and interpersonal aspects of a
Human Resources/Operations hybrid system for a staff of 30. Prior
employment includes work as a website producer, graphic designer and
marketing manager for various companies.
Varner obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Earlier employment
included stints as a waiter, bartender and traveling salesperson. He
is most proud of successfully making the transition from small town
living to the much faster pace of a big city.
An aggressive athlete, he first put on a pair of skates when he was
two years old and has since played competitive hockey (right
defense) for 16 years, though he admits he spent most of the time in
the penalty box. Additionally, he studied martial arts, receiving a
black belt in Tae Kwon Do when he was 15 years old. While pursuing
his degree with UNC, he was Captain of the National Champion Tar
Heel Cheer Team (1989-90). He is an avid rollerblader, spending many
afternoons skating through Manhattan's busy streets.
Varner describes himself as provocative, energetic, competitive,
adventurous, and a free spirit who will try anything twice. His
favorite television show is Sex and the City while his favorite
feature films are Coal Miner's Daughter and The Matrix. He likes all
kinds of music, especially that which motivates.
His perfect day includes a trip to the mountains with someone
special for a day of hiking and nature (including a swim at a
breathtaking waterfall). The day finishes with a jog, a shower, a
bottle of Merlot, a ruthless game of backgammon, and great sex.
Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, Varner currently
lives in Manhattan, New York. He is a member of the Society of Human
Resources. His respect, love and concern for children motivates him
to volunteer for organizations and charities that support kids with
need. Currently, he is researching burn trauma organizations for
kids with the hope of making a difference. His birth date is April