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Meet Our Team

The professionals that make up the PeopleSuite team are a group of exceptional professionals dedicated to one purpose: Building amazing teams on behalf of our client partners. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs and add value to your organization.

Our Most Valuable Assets

David Preston

Title: President

Contact: david@peoplesuite.com

Alma Mater: University of Georgia

Personal Note: I’m an avid CrossFit junkie and love driving my 72 Chevelle. Nothing makes me happier than spending time in the great outdoors with my amazing wife, Sarah, and our sons, Hunter, Baylor and Oliver.

Joe Grabuskie

Title: Managing Director

Contact: joe@peoplesuite.com

Alma Mater: Fullerton College

Personal Note: I enjoy spending time on Lake Norman with my family, fishing and a good Saturday afternoon barbeque.

Lisa Brooks

Title: Managing Director

Contact: lisa@peoplesuite.com

Alma Mater: The Catholic University of America

Personal Note: The most rewarding aspect of recruiting is when I can connect the candidate and the client. However, my favorite part is the development and the contribution to other’s success. I love spending time with my husband and dog Kona, vacationing in the mountains and cooking our favorite dishes!

Dylan Cochran

Title: Senior Recruiter

Contact: dylan@peoplesuite.com

Personal Note: I’m a spiritually minded, family centered, sports enthusiast, who loves dunking a basketball on his 7-year-old son.

Valerie Colbert

Title: Recruiter

Contact: valerie@peoplesuite.com

Alma Mater:  North Carolina Central University, Duke University & The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Personal Note: I love the outdoors, swimming, playing tennis, gardening, spending time at the lake and the beach. My husband and I love going to and watching movies, especially science fiction and action adventures. I also love to read, while my husband is grilling or wood chip smoking a fantastic meal. I am originally from Durham and relocated to Charlotte in 2005.

Bob Funderburk

Title: Senior Recruiter

Contact: bob@peoplesuite.com

Alma Mater:  East Carolina University

Personal Note: When I am not helping companies manage change, I enjoy so much of what NC has to offer including a variety of exercise, sports and spending time with my daughter.

Erik Lewis

Title: Recruiter

Alma Mater: Kansas University and Parris Island Marine Boot Camp

Contact: erik@peoplesuite.com

Personal Note: I am a former Marine and world traveler. I love all sports, but I am a diehard Duke University fan. I love spending time with my awesome daughters, who are now 18 and 3.

Carmine Francica

Title: Recruiter

Contact: carmine@peoplesuite.com

Personal Note: There is no greater joy than time spent with my family. I was born and raised in New Jersey, however my wife and I always dreamed of living in North Carolina. We moved to Waxhaw after about 3 years in Indiana, and are loving every bit of it.  There are a few basic principles I live by… Do not place yourself or others in a box, as this stalls progress and innovation. Life can be enjoyed on a simple level…wake up, work hard, be a good neighbor, and seek to live without regrets, only lessons learned.

Marc Garofalo

Title: Recruiter

Contact: marc@peoplesuite.com

Alma Mater: University of Georgia

Personal Note: I enjoy helping businesses build successful teams. I am passionate about helping people realize their career goals. For me, recruiting is a win-win! I believe in the golden rule “treat everyone with dignity and respect.” Coming from a traditional Italian family, I grew up in the kitchen and I love to cook. I also enjoy spending time in the outdoors including fishing, kayaking and camping. I have watched every episode of Chopped, Dual Survival and Naked and Afraid.

Michelle Collins

Title: Office Manager

Contact: michelle@peoplesuite.com

Personal Note: My favorite hobby is reading and I love to vacation in Mexico.  My husband and our three kids, Courtney, Connor and Matthew enjoy our time together at a family house in Lake Lure.

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Melissa Tanferno

Title: Communications Manager

Alma Mater: Youngstown State University

Contact: melissa@peoplesuite.com

Personal Note: I enjoy running, hiking, going to just about any beach and traveling with my family. I am grateful for family time with my husband, Rick, and two sons, Christopher and Connor. Born and raised in Ohio I am an enthusiastic Ohio State Buckeyes football fan! Go Buckeyes!

Our dedicated team not only excels at finding great talent, they’re the reason our clients keep coming back for more. We practice what we preach. To be the best, you have to hire the best.