Our Team

Chris Allaire

President "Don't ask 'why', ask 'why not?'" Chris is an entrepreneur, pilot, avid golfer, pretty awesome cook, crab cake connoisseur, guitar player, and a proud husband and father. When Chris isn’t playing with his 2 daughters or traveling with his incredible wife, he is recruiting for Open Source Engineers in New York City. His love for recruiting stands just shy of his love for the Boston Red Sox. Chris has almost 20 years of recruiting and staffing experience on a National level with over 10 years in New York City, both contract and full time. Chris has an impeccable reputation within technology recruiting in New York, NY.  He started Averity from his dining room table in 2014 with a dream to pioneer a change in an industry.  He knows that looking for the best opportunity and hiring the right person is more than an application and a resume. The hiring and interviewing process can be time consuming and tolling, which requires a trusted source to aid in communication, screening, preparation, scheduling, and feedback. He combines these beliefs with a work environment where people know they are valued and honored, creating one of the best places in Manhattan to work for. At Averity, he leads a true culture of service.

His recruiting specialties include: Technology recruiting, consulting, staffing, contracts, management, sales training and interview tips. Chris has a very deep Open Source including Drupal/PHP/LAMP network in New York.

Matt Stabile

Data Team Manager "I strive every day to put people first and take a strategic approach in connecting incredible talent with great companies." Matt Stabile loves working in the quickly growing New York City tech scene and is an active part of the community. He works with a variety of different clients, including those in the media and software development world. He works with companies of all sizes, ranging from startups to Fortune 500. Matt is also the founder and editor-in-chief of TheExpeditioner.com, one of the largest travel sites in the world and NewYorkTechCity.com, a tech blog that covers the New York City tech/startup world.

As a Talent Advocate at Averity, Matt primarily recruits for Drupal and LAMP/Full-stack jobs in New York City. He also recruits for jobs in such technologies as PHP, MEAN stack, Front-End, Back-end, Mobile (both iOS and Adroid), Python, and Ruby on Rails.

Alex Dubovoy

Manager DevOps and Infrastructure Team "Treat all of your clients like they are your only client." Alex manages Averity's DevOps and Infrastructure Team. He has been in the tech recruiting space in NYC for 20 years. For the past 10 years, Alex has been recruiting exclusively in the infrastructure space, and over the past 3 years,  DevOps had become his specialty.  Alex is known for taking the time to get to know people and building great relationships over the years with both clients and candidates. Alex is also the father of 3 amazing kids ages 9, 7, & 3. For fun he plays lead guitar in several bands. He's been a touring musician and he still plays shows as much as possible. He ran a hard rock radio show for years that had a descent following and even worked for Epic Records.

Patrick Koehl

Lead Talent Advocate DevOps and Infrastructure Team "In life, the glass is half full; if it's empty it's time to order another." Patrick is a former collegiate athlete who enjoys and active and outgoing lifestyle. As an avid fisherman and snowboarder, he can be found making trips to the beach in the summer and out west in the winter. He strives to push himself and excel in every aspect of his life. Whether it is completing an ironman, mastering a new fishing technique, or finding the perfect candidate for placement, Patrick works hard to break down barriers and accomplish goals. Patrick joins Averity after five years of corporate finance within Prudential. He is excited to be part of the growing and successful team!

Kate Cummings

Talent Advocate (Open Source Team) "All limitations are self imposed." Kate joined Averity after spending 11 years in the hospitality industry focused on marketing, PR, and operations. As a talent advocate at Averity, Kate strives to merge the warmth and generosity of her hospitality background with the practical knowledge and efficiency required to manage both candidates and clients within the tech industry. In her free time, Kate enjoys telling everyone how advanced her daughter is, cooking, wine tasting, spin classes, and annoying her husband. Kate graduated from New York University with a degree in English Literature.

As a member of the Open Source team at Averity, Kate focuses on placements in Javascript (React, Node), Python, Go, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, PHP, iOS and Android.

Nicole Samuels

Talent Advocate (Open Source Team) “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Nicole grew up on the Jersey Shore next to Long Beach Island where she spent many summers at the beach. She graduated from Monmouth University with a BA in Communication and a concentration in PR/Journalism. Prior to Averity she worked in the hospitality industry, the travel industry as a Travel Consultant, and most recently as a tech recruiter. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, cooking, and exploring local places. She likes to learn about anything and everything, and is an obsessive Googler. She’s also an avid audiobook and podcast listener and a big fan of anything to do with Harry Potter, London, true crime, and the New England Patriots.

As Talent Advocate on the Open Source team at Averity, Nicole focuses on recruiting for Web Engineering and Open Source technology positions including PHP/LAMP Stack, JavaScript, Python, Ruby/Rails, Front-End, Back-End, and Mobile in New York City.

Jordan Fine

Talent Advocate (Data Science and Engineering) "For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer." -Arnold Schwarzenegger Jordan has spent a year in technical recruiting, focusing in the data and analytics space as well as operational excellence. Prior to recruiting, he spent several years as a licensed real estate agent in high volume rentals in Manhattan. Jordan grew up in northern Westchester, where he still visits frequently. He graduated from SUNY Albany with a BA in Journalism with minors in Business and Informatics, and has been living in NYC since 2012. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys watching his favorite New York sports teams including the Jets, Yankees, Knicks, and Rangers. He loves traveling, especially to the Midwest to go snowboarding. He has become a foodie lately with the many options available where he currently lives in Brooklyn. Don’t get him started on pro wrestling, video games, or heavy metal, he’ll talk your ear off!

As a specialist recruiter on the Data Science and Engineering team at Averity, he specializes in the areas of Data Science, Big Data (and Big, Big Data), Data Analytics, Data Engineering, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Business Intelligence.

Catherine Kellogg

Khaleesi "I want to live in a world where spreadsheets fill themselves, pizza is nutritious and fat burning, and Game of Thrones seasons are 20 episodes long.” Catherine comes to Averity after working in Operations for She Creates Change, a life coaching organization, and recruiting for several different technology staffing firms. As the Khaleesi of Averity, Catherine keeps the team running by managing systems and handling all back-office operations. When she's not working, you can find her playing around in Central Park with her new rescue puppy, participating in scavenger hunts, obtaining new stamps in her passport, lost in her Kindle, or entertaining the crowd at the nearest Karaoke bar. Catherine is excited to be part of the team that is building Averity and can't wait to see what's to come!