Codility, a platform that enables companies to build better engineering teams, announced that Natalia Panowicz has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Panowicz joined Codility in 2012 as one of the earliest employees and has remained in key roles for the last seven years, building the business with founder Greg Jakacki. While serving as Chief Operating Officer, Panowicz helped scale the company — without any institutional venture capital — to over 100 people with offices in San Francisco and Warsaw. Codility now serves more than 1,200 customers including category leaders in technology, automotive, financial services and retail, and is doubling its enterprise customer base year-over-year.
Codility also has appointed Roy Solomon as Chief Revenue Officer. Mr. Solomon will bring over 15 years of experience in the technology and B2B space spanning software engineering, quality assurance, and cyber-security. He will be responsible for Codility’s revenue streams across a fast-growing range of products, with direct oversight of the company’s sales, marketing, and customer success organizations. Solomon most recently was the co-founder of Applause, which was acquired by Vista Equity in 2017.
“Natalia is undoubtedly the best person to lead Codility. Working with her for the last seven years I have witnessed how she uses her deep understanding of the market, our customers, and the team, to boldly face tough business challenges,” said Greg Jakacki, Founder and Board Member of Codility. “Codility is on an extremely promising growth trajectory and Natalia, being both a savvy businessperson and respected leader, is best suited to drive disruption of the market, which will lead to substantial productivity gains for our customers.”
“I am so proud of where Codility is today and excited for the journey ahead,” said Natalia Panowicz, CEO of Codility. ”In today’s world, every company is a tech company which makes engineering capacity a strategic issue. Codility customers rely on our real-life skills assessment platform to make better technical hiring decisions faster, and at scale. We are humbled by this trust and will continue to build category-defining products, remain close to our customers, and maintain our strong focus on serving developers.”
The Codility Executive Team. From left to right, back row: Yishai Cohen, Rachel Whitehead, Natalia Panowicz, Roy Solomon, Patrycja Szostakowska. Front row: Jeroen Domensino, John Bailey.