Put a face to the recruiter you're talking to. 

Nick Gasparro // Co-Founder

I've been connecting people since '98, with a focus on talent management. It's not just my profession, it's my passion. I've been with Code since the beginning and never get nostalgic about working out of the addition in my house that doubled as our office and my cats bathroom. 

Kevin Doran // Co-Founder

I helped start Code to create an organization that is engrained in the tech community and treats engineers as people, not candidates or numbers. I like meeting people at usergroups and hearing about the problems local tech companies are solving. I love my yellow lab, Coors, and the Broncos —who have won the Super Bowl every year of his life.

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Tara Stockton Brodene // Recruiter

Born in New Orleans, raised in Houston, at home in Colorado. Growing up in a family of engineers, I realized my heart was always in tech and have spent the last 4 years connecting great people with even greater companies. Everyday I come in with a full heart, happy to be able to offer quality of life through employment. 

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Bret Smith // Recruiter

I'm a problem solver at heart. While working as a Civil Engineer, I founded my first tech startup which eventually led me into technical recruiting. I'm lucky to get to work with the best and brightest developers in the state, and I'm fascinated by their work. Understanding our clients' needs and delivering excellent service is a passion.

Ryan Smith // Recruiter

After graduating from CU in 2009, I entered into IT Staffing. I have experience working with a multitude of companies, from Fortune 500 enterprises to local startups. Life-long student of consultive sales with a genuine passion for helping organizations, teams, and individuals accomplish their goals. 

Eric Hernandez // Co-Founder

When I was 11 years old I got my first computer. I never learned how to code. BUT, over my career I've had the opportunity to connect with excellent developers. As a Co-Founder at Code, I enjoy building teams and forming relationships with the people that create cool stuff. 

Conor Swanson // Partner

Product guy and geek at heart. I love connecting great people and great companies. I'm a co-chair for Denver Startup Week, a Techstars Alum, and the Co-Founder of Three Cents (Product Hunt Winner). Previously, I helped build SafteyWeb, which was acquired by Experian. Amateur Dad and Lucky Husband. 

Tyler Stapp // Recruiter

I've lived in Colorado my whole life and loved watching Denver, specifically our IT industry, grow. I wanted to be a part of the success, and here I am with six years of industry experience. Other than learning about new technologies and local companies, my first love is the World Champion Denver Broncos. 

Riley Newman // Recruiter

I moved to Denver from Upstate NY and haven't looked back since. What I love about Code, and why I made the move here, is its involvement in the local startup and meetup communities. If you happen to find yourself at one of our meetups, I'll be there. Word to the wise: I will try to out-geek you if craft beer is in the conversation. 

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Bella Brache // Intern

I am currently a senior at DU, majoring and Public Relations and Pre-Law with minors in Spanish and Business Management. At Code, I'm either teaching Eric how to use social media, hanging out with Coors, or asking what the difference is between Java and JavaScript. 


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Coors // Tennis Ball Expert

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Mina // Noisemaker

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Sophie // Food Focused