Hi, We’re Momentum
“Learning is a lifelong process. Momentum believes that all people have the ability to learn and, in turn, deserve a high quality education experience — because momentum starts with you.”
Jessica Mitsch Homes, CEO and Co-Founder
WHO WE ARE
We’re helping to build meaningful tech careers for all
A leader in talent identification, cultivation, and transformation in tech and related skillsets, Momentum conducts a full complement of tech and software developer training and talent transformation courses for individuals - career changers, talent from under-represented groups, and others looking to advance their careers. Momentum also partners with companies of all sizes to build a resilient workforce with an always-learning personal and professional growth mindset, providing a host of services to identify, cultivate, and train internal talent. Momentum has upskilled employees at companies ranging from Salesforce to Accenture to BlueCross BlueShield to Red Hat to IBM - specializing in giving candidates a non-traditional pathway into high-impact and high-earning technology careers. Our work is technology-driven and people-focused, and that resonates, today more than ever: Momentum has been highlighted in top-tier media and forums, including Harvard Business Review, CIO Magazine, CNN, NBC, the Brookings Institute, and SXSW. At Momentum, we think big. We believe in people, including our employees, and entrust them with great responsibility. We are a team of curious lifelong learners who care about people and shaping a greater future for those in all stages of their careers. We’re setting an example for software developer training and education that will shape the future.
Our team of experts are here for you
We’re innovators in the coding school industry, experts in our fields, and lifelong learners. Here, people-first is our way of work, in and out of the office. We find ways to serve our community. And we’ve made it our business to help others succeed. We’re passionate people ready to make work meaningful for you.
CEO AND CO-FOUNDER
With extensive experience in tech talent and economic development, Jessica plays an integral role in growing and developing transformative tech education locally and beyond. Jessica has been at the forefront of the ed tech industry as an executive, spokesperson, and pioneer in the coding school movement.
BOARD MEMBER AND STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Michelle serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as a Strategic Advisor for Momentum and also serves as a Partner and Head of Marketing and Corporate Strategy for Momentum’s sister company, Clarkston Consulting. In her career, Michelle has advised a variety of Fortune 500 executives and board directors in a variety of industries including consumer products, life sciences, financial services, and internet software and services.
BOARD MEMBER AND STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Faith serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as a Strategic Advisor for Momentum and also serves as Chief Financial Officer for Momentum’s sister company, Clarkston Consulting. As CFO, Faith is responsible for the financial and operational growth of the firm and its operating subsidiaries and affiliates, including Momentum, along with tax, financial reporting, oversight, and analysis.
Erica is a Strategic Advisor for Momentum and also serves as a Manager for Momentum’s sister company, Clarkston Consulting. Erica’s expertise is guiding corporations through a variety of change management initiatives — from standing up technology service centers, to developing talent, to implementing new systems and infrastructure.
DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
With over 10 years of experience serving startups in the Raleigh area, Raschelle brings a diverse background in HR, recruiting, sales, and account management to the Momentum team. She is passionate about helping learners navigate their career journeys, particularly in finding exciting opportunities in the North Carolina tech space. Raschelle’s unique skill set makes her an invaluable asset to both the Momentum team and the community we serve.
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND INSTRUCTION
Having previously served as a Senior Software Engineer and Instructor for Momentum, Amy is currently Director of Engineering and Instruction. Learning to code at Durham’s first code school, Amy arrived in tech through a non-traditional path. After code school, she worked as a software developer in a variety of professional and volunteer roles, including Software Developer at Custom Communications, Chapter Co-Leader at Girl Develop It, and Web Developer at Adwerx.
With a degree in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill, Rachel comes to Momentum as a marketing associate eager to contribute to the team and help make a name for Momentum in the tech training space. From content curation and social media to events and merchandising, Rachel spends time working on marketing and public relations efforts across the board.
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