Darren Virassammy is the co-founder and chief operating officer of 34 Strong, Inc. His passion for talent development was unleashed during his tenure, teaching college courses in business, entrepreneurship, and public speaking, where he worked to unleash talent in his students and other instructors that he mentored. Along his teaching path, Virassammy realized he wanted to merge his teaching and organizational career experience (including organizations such as Lennar, Neiman Marcus, Bare Escentuals, Inroads, and the Federal Reserve) to help organizational teams progress through talent development more effectively. It was in that time he met Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and 34 Strong CEO, Brandon Miller, who was looking for a business partner to launch 34 Strong.
Virassammy writes, speaks and trains teams extensively on strength based organizations. He focuses on providing solutions to the disengagement problem through talent development and building strengths based organizational culture. He is a featured speaker at the Rotary World Peace Conference and a regular guest writer for multiple blogs including the California Employers Association and HRSoft Talent Management. Virassammy works on developing strengths-based teams including: Bank of America, Genentech, State Street, Food and Drug Administration and Hitachi Data Systems. He holds a MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.