Tech training and software development company Techtonic has announced the appointments of Nicole Craine as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Heather Terenzio as Chairman. Ms. Terenzio is a founder and recent CEO of the company, while Ms. Craine comes to Techtonic with more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector.
"When Techtonic was having trouble finding enough software developers to meet the needs of its growing business, the company, under Heather's leadership had the vision to establish America's first registered apprenticeship for software development," said Techtonic board member Ryan Craig. "Techtonic is nationally recognized because it not only solved the talent shortage for developers, but also for Techtonic's many clients, while providing a frictionless pathway to great first jobs in tech for countless apprentices of diverse background. Nicole is uniquely positioned to lead us to the next level of growth. I'd like to congratulate both Nicole and Heather on their new roles where they will focus on our longer-term strategy and vision."
Ms. Craine comes to Techtonic with an extensive resume of success leading start-ups, SaaS and digital media companies. She has served in senior positions with companies including SurveyGizmo, Mediabrands Audience Platform, Cadreon, and Organic. She has also had governance roles on the boards of ParentFile, NaturHeals, FusionSeven, Inc., and Vizette, Inc.
"I am humbled and very excited to take the torch for leading Techtonic into our next phase of growth. 2020 has been a year like no other," said Ms. Craine. "But through the challenges we see opportunities: the opportunity for Techtonic – a company founded and led by women – to provide more pathways to technology careers to underrepresented and diverse communities; opportunities to help our clients tackle projects; and opportunities to provide proven tech talent to enterprises constrained by the skills gap. As we look forward to 2021, we are well positioned to continue our mission with new markets, expanding apprenticeship cohorts virtually, and partnering with our clients to provide access to hidden talent in the software development, QA and product management disciplines."