Brew Recruit is more than just a staffing solution. We are a resource for our clients and candidates. As industry leaders we provide innovative solutions and expert advice on recruiting, HR needs & trends in the brewing industry. For job seekers we offer a consultative approach to develop a personalized job search strategy to partner them with their ideal employer. In 2021, we became a certified women owned small business (New York State MWBE &WBENC) with a reputation for outstanding customer service, top notch talent and proven results within the brewing industry. We will remain steadfast in our commitment to excellence, integrity and professionalism.
From the Beginning
Our story is short and sweet. We started Brew Recruit in the Spring of 2019 as a division of SMV Recruiting, LLC. In 2017, we started SMV Recruiting and we knew we needed a niche, but were not quite ready to commit to one. After spending two years recruiting in a variety of industries, we were asked to recruit a Master Brewer and a CFO for one of the most respected craft breweries in the country. After successfully filling both roles, we knew we found our niche. Since then, our client has referred us to numerous well respected breweries and thus our niche has started to evolve. We are very proud to note we are now allied members of the NYS Craft Brewers Association, the Brewers Association and the Master Brewers Association. We recently attended the NYS Brewers Association conference in Albany and the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver and feel we have a firm understanding of how awesome this industry is and we are thrilled to be part of it! Our goal at Brew Recruit is to build a reputation for being great at what we do and become the #1 Recruiting & HR Consulting firm in the brewing community. So here we are and hope to add many more success stories to our history.
Where We Are Going
Though we are young, we hope to grow old. We look forward to sharing a wealth of successes and our story of growth. As a business partner, it is our goal to grow our clientele based on our reputation for excellence and production of outstanding results, and not by advertising. So if we serve you well, please share your story and help us make our goals a reality.
Leaders Of Industry
Stephanie M. Vavonese, SHRM-SCP Owner & Executive Recruiter Stephanie M. Vavonese, Owner and Executive Recruiter of SMV Recruiting, LLC & Brew Recruit, comes to us with over 12 years of industry experience. In 2006, after graduating from American University, where she double majored in Political Science and Public Communications, she started her career as a Staffing Consultant for Randstad Professionals (formerly Acsys, Inc.). In this role she focused on the temporary placement of accounting and finance professionals.
In 2010 she made the courageous decision to resign from Randstad to travel around the world. Her travels took her to over 31 counties and allowed her to volunteer in Costa Rica, Africa and India. Upon her return, Randstad invited her back to work as a Senior Executive Recruiter focused on the permanent placements of Senior Accountants to CFO's. With a desire to move back to her hometown, Vavonese accepted a lead recruiting role with SRC, Inc., a non-profit defense contractor, in Syracuse, NY. Here she was tasked with recruiting electrical and computer engineers, data scientists, and information assurance analysts for the intelligence community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) for all clearance levels including TS/SCI with poly's. In 2017, Vavonese decided to start her onw recruiting business, SMV Recruiting, LLC, and focus on permanent placements in Upstate NY and the DC Metro. She has consistently grown this business and has built a reputation for excellence, which is what has inspired her to launch Brew Recruit. Stephanie is an active member of her community and is a member of the Salvation Army's Syracuse Area Young Leaders board and is an ARISE Foundation board member. She is also an avid supporter and volunteer of ARISE & Ski's adaptive ski program. She enjoys traveling, skiing, sailing, running, photography and most importantly spending time with her family.
Brew Recruit Phone: (315) 557-8181 351 S. Warren St., Suite 220 Syracuse, NY 13202 Email: Recruiting@BrewRecruit.com
Brew Recruit (part of SMV Recruiting, LLC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SMV Recruiting, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.