Flatiron School Welcomes Peter Barth as CEO
“As we navigate a dynamic and complex tech talent landscape, Flatiron School’s mission – to enable the pursuit of a better life through education – is more vital than ever.”
We’re excited to announce the appointment of Peter Barth as Chief Executive Officer. A pioneer of the coding school/bootcamp industry and veteran technology and education executive, Peter takes over the helm of Flatiron School with more than two decades of experience leading education and human capital organizations at the intersection of education and work.
“I’m honored to lead Flatiron School, and our mission is very personal to me. I’ve had four family members graduate from Flatiron School or The Iron Yard and find new fulfilling careers in tech, and I’ve witnessed firsthand how meaningful this change has been not only for themselves but for their families.,” says Peter. “Adam and Avi, the Flatiron School founders, built this company on commitment to innovation, opportunity, and genuine love for the communities we live and work in. I’m thrilled to carry that torch forward.”
Peter has played an instrumental role as Chief Product Officer and later as Chief Operating Officer at Flatiron School since 2018. Prior to Flatiron, he was Founder and CEO of The Iron Yard, the largest code school in the industry at the time. Over the last 12 years he has led teams that have launched 38 campuses across North America and Europe and helped tens of thousands of students change their careers.
“As we navigate a dynamic and complex tech talent landscape, Flatiron School’s mission – to enable the pursuit of a better life through education – is more vital than ever,” says Peter. “We face unprecedented technological change with the dawn of the AI era. Flatiron School has a unique role to play in empowering the technologists who will go on to build the future – and a more equitable one at that. I am proud to build on Flatiron School’s storied history, scale, and considerable achievements as an industry innovator to empower people to change their careers, their lives, and their world.”
The Flatiron School community welcomes Pete’s leadership, and is confident his experience and commitment will propel the institution to new heights in tech education. Let’s build the future together!
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