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Meet the Founders

Jodi Jefferson

Jodi Jefferson comes from an agency background, with dedicated experience in technical recruiting and talent representation at startups and growth-stage tech companies in NYC. Before founding Clutch Talent, she was CEO of People Project, a recruiting and employment brand marketing agency. She has a strong track record in creating and implementing efficient strategies to build successful recruitment and sales organizations. She was the top performing recruiter at two of New York’s largest recruitment agencies.

Jovena Whatmoor

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.


“I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Clutch Talent team both as a job seeker and as hiring manager. In both scenarios they took the time to listen and understand my needs. I would not hesitate to recommend Clutch to people on either side of the table.” - Harlie Levine, Director of Technology

“The Clutch Talent team stepped in and quickly understood business strategy, culture and needs and were able to prioritize and execute as a true partner! They are resourceful and creative and consummate professionals brand promotion and implementing process that drives results.” - Kate Muzzatti, VP Human Resources

“Clutch Talent is a rarity in talent recruiting. Their expertise and genuine nature has allowed them to find the perfect opportunities for me. I'll never talk to any other recruiters.” - Morgan Craft, Senior Software Engineer

“Clutch (Jodi and Jovena) are the people I recommend when somebody asks me if I know great recruiters. They combine great ability to understand your very specific business and hiring needs with a deep knowledge of and network within the developer community. They are able to work with smaller companies to help find that key first hire, or formulate and help execute strategies for how to hire teams of developers when you are growing fast. Plus, they are fun to work with as people, and are entrepreneurs themselves, so they "get it".” - Jean Barmash, VP Engineering