Technical Recruiting, Talent Representation & Strategic Consulting

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Meet the Team

Jovena

Founder/CEO

Jovena Whatmoor comes from in-house startup background, with proven expertise in technical recruiting and growth strategies. In addition to her work at Clutch Talent, Jovena organizes the NY JavaScript meetup, helps promote the NYC Startup Job Fair and hosts events for women in tech. Before founding Clutch Talent, she was CEO of Skillfer, a recruitment agency connecting technologists with top NYC startups and providing recruitment marketing strategies to support growing tech companies. She ran Atlas Accelerator’s HR and Recruiting practice, and was employee number ten at Quirky. And, she was one of the creators of NYTechWomen.

Meri

Technical Recruiter

Meri Jebirashvili is a technical recruiter with a background in client relations. Her first exposure to the world of engineering came at the World Bank, where she served as a liaison between clients and developers. Meri started her technical recruitment career at an Adtech startup at its peak hiring time, and helped the company double in size. She was also entrusted with 20 engineering interns and quickly became the intern “mom”. In her free time, she enjoys nerding out on books, film, and everything tennis.




Yiyi

Recruitment Marketing Manager

Yiyi Zhang is a web designer with a background in the visual arts and non-profit/small business development. Alongside her marketing and events work with Clutch Talent, she manages websites for several organizations including the New Sanctuary Coalition NYC, where she also serves as legal services manager as an attorney specializing in immigration. She organizes events and strategic outreach initiatives as the fundraising chair of Atlas:DIY, a non-profit dedicated to the education and empowerment of immigrant youth in NYC. In her free time, she is a voracious daydreamer who regularly loses herself in Dungeons & Dragons, video games, and fantasy novels.

Chris

Tech Talent Associate, Engineering

Chris Johnson, our “sourceror”, is a Coast Guard veteran with a background that covers a large swath of passions, including cyber security, systems and network administration, technical training, and document writing. Along with his candidate procurement and outreach work at Clutch Talent, Chris serves as the Communications Officer for the Fordham Veterans Association, helping student and alumni veterans find the resources and support they need to succeed in their scholastic and professional careers. In his free time, Chris enjoys long distance running, reading history and science fiction novels, and cooking whatever seafood and produce is in season.

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