Principal Talent Advocate, Software Engineering

Pete Klochaney

"Never count the minutes, make the minutes count."

I am passionate, energetic, excitable, always positive and no one loves life more than me!  

If I am not outdoors- fishing, primitive camping, hiking the biggest mountains I can find (summer and winter) than I am usually spending quality time with my wife of 18+ years or watching our kids do the things they love to do!

After 22+ years of I.T. recruiting I still love to do this daily! Empathy, hard work, conviction and street smarts along with a handful of amazing mentors have led me to where I am today.

Putting some thought into why and how I do what I do, I came up with these:

Effectively match clients and candidates.
I'm able to convey a deep understanding of information technology within specific job and career platforms. This allows me to gather complex levels of information quickly from our clients and candidates. The exchange of this information concisely and always objectively are cornerstones of my success.

Integrity and discretion.
I serve all my candidates ethically, professionally and with the utmost discretion. Your search will be completely confidential with all personal and company information being pre-approved by you. My candidates and clients have the right to know (by name) who is getting what level of information about them.

Predict and deliver.
Performance is another core value of mine. I provide our candidates and clients with the support necessary to make sound and well-informed decisions. Also provided are clear time frames, salary requirements, expectations, hot buttons and I never shy away from the details or the tough questions that allow our partners to begin the employee-employer relationship on the right foot. A professional and objective approach allows me to team up with you so there is never "the hard sell” when it comes to the offer stage. 

Current Opportunities


Chris Descrescenzo and the team at Averity are phenomenal. 5 stars are simply not enough! I've worked with quite a few recruiters in the past but Chris Descrescenzo and the Averity team are exceptional. I just landed an incredible job opportunity after a single interview. Especially in this tenuous economic climate, I truly appreciated the steps and care Chris took. He was incredibly generous with his time, and made sure the position was a good match. Then, he sent me incredible prep notes which were invaluable. He followed up with me every step of the way and was always there to talk through every possible question. I have never had a more successful interview process. Hands down. I could write a novella about his knowledge, kindness and professionalism. But simply put: He is the best. Thank you!

Amy Morrison

I worked with Chris De Crescenzo from Averity, he reached out to me with a role that was right in line with my skills at the time. The role was a great fit for me with an awesome company, and he kept me up-to-date and informed at each turn of the interview process. In almost no time I was at the final interview step and Chris walked me through the on-boarding process and how to go from there. He was a pleasure to work with and professional, ensuring I was prepared at each step of the way so that I was primed for success. It was great working with Averity and especially him!

Christopher Jativa

I just had an extremely positive experience working with the DevOps placement team Alex, Daniel, and Chad. They were all consummate professionals who kept my schedule full with relevant interviews. They also helped prep me and were constantly checking in to make sure we were doing everything we could to find the next opportunity. There is potentially a lot of stress that comes with a career transition, but the folks at Averity really know how to help you focus on next steps and moving forward one day at a time. I couldn't recommend them any higher.

Brendan Hasemeier

I had a great experience working with Averity. The team was continually attentive, and very effective at presenting me with the right opportunities and advocating for me throughout the offer stage. I'd highly recommend them!

Matt Kravetz

I had a stellar experience working with Stephanie Grosso at Averity. She's got this great combo of positivity and efficiency, and she helped me land a job less than a month after we first spoke. I felt super supported at every step of the multi-stage interview process, and she's always been available with great advice whenever I needed it. Definitely a high-quality recruitment experience.

Jenny Wong


Nothing but a positive experience working with Averity and Samantha Hoffenberg in particular. Professional, attentive and extremely supportive every step of the way. Samantha actually took the time to really understand my background - no cut and paste here. Shortly thereafter I was matched with three opportunities that really fit my skillset and where I was at in my career. Prepping for interviews was concise and relevant and I was kept informed every step of the way. No guessing where I was at in the interview process. No waste-of-time body count interviews. It was obvious Samantha had solid, long-lasting relationships with the firms I interviewed with as the feedback was always informative. This is one recruiter I can and do actually recommend and the first person I will be calling if the need ever arises again.

Vincent Melia

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