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Co-Founder & CEO
As Co-Founder and CEO of Momentum, Jessica Mitsch Homes has grown the North Carolina-based startup to a leading provider of in-person and virtual talent transformation services nationwide. A recognized leader in tech talent recruitment, transformation, and retention and an advocate of economic empowerment through gainful careers in tech, Jessica shapes the company’s software engineering program and varied coursework to supply companies with ready and lasting talent, with a particular focus on individuals from non-traditional backgrounds. Jessica has also steered the company’s corporate growth, upskilling tech, and management team members and driving talent and retention through HR, engineering, and Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives. Prior to leading Momentum, Jessica was Executive Director, Growth & Strategic Partnerships of The Iron Yard, a nationally recognized code school. She began her career on the People team at Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, where she gained a deep appreciation for how tech talent training and economic development initiatives intersect. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to the changing landscape of tech, including the Triangle Business Journal Women in Business (2021), Durham Magazine Influencer (2019), Cary Magazine Mover & Shaker Award (2019), Startup Grind Top Female Newcomer (2018) and Triangle Business Journal 40 under 40 (2017).
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