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 and the Broncos.

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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.

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Morrie Hudiburg // Recruiter

I was born in Baltimore so I'm not a native but Colorado has been home for the majority of my life. After graduating from CU Boulder (Sko Buffs!), I started my career in client facing roles in tech and now I love helping companies grow by finding great talent. I love the energy in the Denver/Boulder startup community and feel lucky to be a part of it. I'm a huge food nerd and I love exploring Denver through restaurants!

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Taylor Hyman // Digital Media & Administrative Manager

I'm an Indiana grown girl with a love for the mountains!  I've been working in digital media for the past 6 years and enjoy being a part of the Code Talent team.  Everyone is passionate about their candidates and the local community.  It's truly amazing to watch them hard at work each day.

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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. 

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. 

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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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Kala Knowlton // Operations Manager

I have 6 years of industry experience wearing many different hats such as sales, recruiting, HR and operations. My passion is helping unique companies strategically improve their process and company culture, by helping clients, staff, and potential candidates feel connected and comfortable with the company they are working with. I love working for a company who cares not only about their relationship with their employees, but about their interactions and impact within the local community.


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Sophie // Food Focused

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Mina // Noisemaker

Ralphie // The Buffalo

Ralphie // The Buffalo

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Coors // Tennis Ball Expert

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Cheeto // The Baby