Meg Steward

Vice President, Busines Development for Devvelopers

Experience in staffing/consulting:

I started with Rekruiters IT after graduating college.  Shortly after I founded Devvelopers which focuses on placing, you guessed it, developers.

What makes Rekruiters / Devvelopers great?

The people. It is like one giant work family. Co-workers who inspire, support and encourage you to be the best.

You would be surprised to know I

Fractured my heel and rode around on a knee scooter I named “Trish” for 4 months…that is unless you knew me in those four months. Then you knew Trish. She was pretty unforgettable.

Favorite part of your job:

Meeting new people, Creating a growing network of people within the development community.

Favorite quote

“Throw your hair in a bun, drink some coffee, put on some rap music and handle it.”- Anonymous

Advice for people looking for a job:

Take initiative.  Google yourself and make sure what you find is a professional representation of yourself.  Don’t think recruiters and hiring managers don’t go to your Google/Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin/Insta feeds.  Not only do they go there, they make hiring decisions based on what they see there.  If you don’t want it on the front page of the paper someday, you shouldn’t put it on the web. But if you do put it out there, just make it private so you and your friends can see it – not your future employer. (Oh, and moderate who tags you – Don’t lose a job because your friend put up your lack of good judgement pictures from your freshman year.)

Where you were born and where you’ve lived

Born in Houston. Grew up in Rockwall, TX. Went to school in Austin. Now back to Houston.

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?

Identifying great, hard to find, top development talent.

What are you surprisingly good at?

Making queso (better than Joe!), crimping CAT5 cable

Schools:

The University of Texas at Austin – Hook’em. \m/

Hobbies:

Yoga/working out/reading/laying out by the pool if it’s ever not raining (a rarity in Houston).

Pets:

My future puppy named Houston, joining the fam Sept 2016 🙂

Favorite sport:

College football!

Favorite sports team:

Texas Longhorns

Star Wars or Star Trek:

Star Wars

Batman or Ironman:

Batman