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Code Climate Adds Two Tech Industry Experts to Executive Team

Lindsey Adler

By: Lindsey Adler
December 07, 2021

Parness Serino News Blog

We are excited to share news today that we have two new tech industry experts joining our executive leadership team. This continues the incredible momentum we’ve experienced this year after closing our Series C round of funding in August, more than doubling our revenue, and significantly growing our team across the board.

Code Climate names Rory Parness as CFO and Bill Serino as VP of Sales.

Check out the full details in the Press Release:

Following Series C funding, this expansion of a highly accomplished group of leaders underpins a period of transformative growth. 

Code Climate, the leader in Engineering Intelligence, today announced two key strategic hires, naming Rory Parness as CFO and Bill Serino as VP of Sales. These tech industry veterans join Code Climate as the company gains momentum on the heels of a successful Series C round of funding closed in August.

Parness and Serino are the latest additions to a seasoned executive leadership team brought on in 2021. Code Climate has experienced significant expansion over the past year, with revenue up more than 100 percent and headcount nearly doubling. 

Parness joins Code Climate from Foursquare, where he served as CFO, leading the finance and operations teams for nearly a decade. Prior to Foursquare, he was the CFO of several companies in the technology, healthcare, and music industries. Over his 30-year career, Parness has helped scale companies to over $500 million in revenue and orchestrate a multi-billion dollar exit. He has also served as an advisor for several tech startups. 

Serino brings a wealth of leadership experience to the Code Climate team, most recently from Harbr Data, an enterprise data exchange platform, where he was Global Head of Sales. Serino has extensive experience driving sales growth in multiple verticals in the Fortune 500, having held strategic sales roles at EMC and Oracle, and helping lead a successful IPO for Pivotal Software.  

“As we continue to scale rapidly for a phenomenal period of growth, I’m super excited to welcome Rory and Bill as the latest members of our leadership team,” says Bryan Helmkamp, Code Climate co-founder and CEO. “The enterprise-grade level of experience that they each bring to Code Climate will help propel us to the next level and strengthen our position as the leading Engineering Intelligence company.”

This hypergrowth comes at a time when business and technology leaders must align on a more data-driven approach to decision making. Code Climate is deeply committed to investing in passionate people and innovative solutions to further its mission to build trust with transparency and fuel the next generation of software engineering excellence. 

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