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 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 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.
Erica Parks Murray 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 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.
Director of Career Development
An experienced career services and university admissions professional who also spent 5 years working in tech in the Triangle. Katie enjoys coaching motivated students through their job search and building relationships with companies that hire engineering talent. She is also the founder of Back to Business, an initiative to help professional women return to the workforce after taking a career break, and the host of the job search podcastGet a Job, Here’s How,now available on Apple Podcasts.
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