Heather Varnado


Heather Varnado brings nearly a decade of recruiting experience to Enertech Search Partners. Her focus is on emerging to mid-size organizations, or niche business units with larger organizations, that are experiencing significant growth. Heather’s clients seek to attract and retain the top 10% of talent within the Sustainable Business Systems and Smart Grid markets. Her market specialties include SPM, Supply Chain, Carbon and GHG, Reporting, Energy Management, Automation, Efficiency, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), Governance (Compliance) and Risk, Visual Analytics and Business Intelligence. In the Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency markets, Heather specializes in Consulting Grid Optimization, Distribution, and Automation, as well as Demand Response, Technologies, Cyber Security, Meter Data Management Communication Layer, Home and Building Area Networks and Situational Intelligence.

Before joining Enertech Search Partners, Heather was Executive Recruiter of Energy Trading, at Richard, Wayne & Roberts for five years. There, she focused on national scale recruiting in the power and gas and energy trading & marketing industries. She handled searches in the front, middle and back office as well as midstream and development positions from C-level to analyst level for energy trading marketing companies, investment banks, hedge funds, utilities and midstream companies.

Previously, she was VP of Sales at Hotze Health & Wellness Center. There, she helped build a sales team that took the business from $1 mil to $20 mil in sales over 5 years. Her responsibilities included hiring, training, mentoring, developing and reporting sales strategies monthly and quarterly at leadership meetings.