Meagan Hotkowski from Daversa Partners

Meagan Hotkowski

Director at Daversa Partners

Chester, CT, USA

Last updated June 2, 2021

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I was born and raised in central Connecticut, and grew up in the same farmhouse that's been in my mom's family since her grandparents immigrated to the United States. My mom is a waitress and my dad was a cameraman for a local news station before founding his own video production company. Strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit are in my blood. 


In high school I was very involved in music (choir) and theater. I loved reading and writing, and decided to major in English with a focus on journalism. I attended Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT where I earned my Bachelor's degree. 


Upon graduation, I found myself wanting to explore other career paths and was introduced to a partner at Daversa Partners, a leading Executive Recruiting firm. I've been fortunate to help build Daversa from a small company to one of the leading executive recruiting firms globally. I'm passionate about the tech industry, helping match disruptive companies with the best talent, and mentoring my team as they build their own careers. 


Outside of work, my husband and I are busy renovating our dream home in the CT river valley area. We are doing all of the renovations ourselves and it has been a huge labor of love. We have a sweet labroador retriever puppy named Copper, and two grumpy cats who tolerate his presence (barely). I love to travel, cook, practice yoga, and spend time with my large extended family. 

Countries Visited

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United Kingdom
New Zealand

What I Do  

Professional Experience


Oct 2010 - Present
  • Lead and manage average of 10 executive searches at a time. Specialty in Human Resources and Finance.
  • Manage team of 4-6 recruiters, depending on project staffing.
  • Lead Daversa Partners' Data & Analytics practice (shared services division); in addition to leading the program I also manage an office.
  • Develop and manage firmwide virtual onboarding program.
  • Design and contribute to firmwide learning and development and culture building initiatives.

Professional Expertise

Search process & strategy
Compensation negotiation
Client management
Interviewing & vetting Sr. Director to C level candidates
Consumer Internet
Enterprise Software
Venture Capital
Market research

Professional Interests

Learning & Development

Bucket List  

Food Tour of Italy

I studied abroad in Florence and it was an amazing experience that left me with a deep love of Italian culture, and importantly of Italian food. I would love to go back, see more of the country and experience the food of each region. 

National Parks Tour

I've traveled in Europe and Asia, but have not seen enough of our beautiful country. I grew up camping with my family every summer, and cannot think of a better way to experience America's national parks than to rent an RV and camp in as many parks as possible. My husband and I love to hike and explore. 



B.A. – Bachelor of Arts, English, Journalism

Sep 2006 - May 2010