Leadership Profiles

About VAR Staffing

VAR Staffing provides Contract/Project-based Solutions as well as Direct-hire Solutions solely to the technology reseller market. VAR Staffing has years of experience providing best practices staffing solutions to the industry’s leaders as well as some of the newest and fastest growing VAR’s in the country. Together, we are going to create the best Plan of Attack for your specific needs.

Management Team

Wayne Rampey
CEO

Rampey earned a BS in Engineering and began his career as an engineer, and later also earned an MBA. His early career includes working for Hewlett Packard as well as a venture capital backed software firm, and has successfully founded several technology service companies. Both as a company founder and member of executive management teams, Rampey has successfully guided the development and growth of several technology staffing / consulting companies.

For 6 years, Rampey served on the board of directors and executive steering committee for the Metroplex Technology Business Council, the largest technology trade organization in Texas, and one of the largest in the United States. In addition to his role at VAR Staffing, Rampey continues to serve in his board level responsibilities with several small technology companies in the area, as well as an advisory board member at Texas Christian University for the Business Information Systems (BIS) degree.

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James Bier
Principal / Co-Founder

James was one of three original founders of the Apollo brand in late 2000, which first incorporated in early 2001. Since then, James has helped grow all of the Apollo Staffing solutions lines and was instrumental in the launch of VAR Staffing. In addition to providing progressive staff-augmentation solutions throughout the IT channel community, James’ particular niche is supporting the security, large enterprise, and government/defense space.

James is an avid golfer, and when not on the golf course, he enjoys spending time with his son and daughter. James has resided in the Dallas area for over 35 years; spending four years in Austin and is a 1998 graduate of St. Edward’s University.
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Mark Bier
Principal / Co-Founder

Mark BierMark is a founding Principal of VAR Staffing and is a champion and evangelist of providing the highest possible service to the Solution Provider community. Mark has worked with hundreds of IT Solution Providers throughout his career and is passionate about amassing the strongest professional network of Channel-specific talent. Mark is excited about the future of the Solution Provider community and particularly VAR Staffing’s role in recruiting most impactful talent for the most progressive VARs.

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Erik Habel
Principal / Co-Founder

Erik Habel

Erik is one of three original founders of the Apollo brand which was founded in March of 2001. Since then, Erik was instrumental in the launch of VAR Staffing. Erik has in-depth expert knowledge of the I.T. Channel community and utilizes that knowledge to best assist the VAR Staffing clientele. Erik is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin in 1998. He has resided in the Dallas area for over 36 years and has been an executive in the staffing business since 1999.
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Matt Mills
Director of Recruiting

Matt MillsMatt has been an integral member of the Apollo Staffing team since 2006 and currently manages the VAR Staffing recruiting team. He has over ten years of recruiting industry experience and has been focused recruiting & placement of IT professionals since 2005. He prides himself not only on finding the top talent from a technical perspective, but also presenting only those candidates that also possess the soft skills potential employers desire.
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Todd Billiar
Director of Channel Sales and Marketing

Todd BilliarTodd Billiar brings over twenty years of dedicated service in the field of technology consulting and service to VAR Staffing. He has over ten years experience in the channel having worked for both large and small VARs. With a wide ranging network of VAR’s, Distributors, Manufactures, and Industry related groups, Todd brings many best practices to his clients and develops long lasting relationships built on integrity and trust.
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Eric Pinto
Director of Business Development & Client Services

Eric has spent the past decade in the trenches, cultivating a portfolio of comprehensive IT solutions to meet the needs of SMB clients. Working with both end customers and service providers has allowed Eric a unique perspective on the marketplace as a whole. Specifically, he is well versed in managing the relationship between vendors, customers, and the MSP / VAR Services channel.

Eric possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge in the Channel, with over 15 years of B2B, Cloud, and Managed Services experience to VAR Staffing.   Recently, for 5 years prior to joining VAR Staffing, Eric honed his talents with the Spam Soap – Nuvotera brand as Senior Product Manager, helping build the business portfolio thru acquisition in 2015.

Eric is a Dallas native, graduated High School from (Dallas) Jesuit College Preparatory School in 1995 and is 1999 graduate of Boston College. He currently resides in the Dallas area with his wife and son.
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