Meet the team

The SmartResume leadership
Dave Wengel
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dave is the Founder and CEO of SmartResume.  He is a third-generation entrepreneur and a leader with more than 20 years of experience in data networks and computing. Prior to starting SmartResume, Dave launched iDatafy LLC in December 2010 and successfully bootstrapped the company to profitability. He was also previously the founding General Manager of TARGUSinfo’s Interactive Markets Division.  Following his departure from TARGUSinfo the company was sold for $650,000,000 to Neustar Inc.  Dave’s Interactive Markets division represented 19% of TARGUSinfo revenues at the time of sale. Dave can be reached at

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Ian Davidson
Chief Growth Officer

Ian serves as SmartResume's Chief Growth Officer and is responsible for partnerships, marketing, sales, and strategy. He is passionate about how technology can improve our lives, how people build their careers, and finding product/market fit.  Ian started his career in advertising with marketplace technology companies Spot Runner and OpenX. He then joined ZipRecruiter as Vice President of Business Development where he led job board, applicant tracking system, and publisher partnerships.  While at ZipRecruiter, Ian led the ideation and development of SkillSync, the company's first digital credential product.  Ian also serves on the board of HR Open Standards where he focuses on next generation resume standards. Ian can be reached at

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Deb Heitmann
Senior Vice President of Customer Success

Deb is the Senior Vice President of Customer Success for SmartResume.  Deb is responsible for working closely with employer partners to help them achieve their hiring goals through SmartResume.  She is on the front line of both training new partners, soliciting feedback and sharing potential product improvements with the SmartResume leadership team.  Deb can be reached at

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Andy Griebel
Chief Technology Officer

Andy is the Chief Technology Officer of SmartResume. Working closely with Chief Product Officer Keith Hackett, Andy works to ensure our hardware and software solutions are the best they can be, delivering the results our business partners need. Andy has provided consulting and database implementations for clients including Microsoft, Chevron Pipeline, Alcoa, the United States Navy, Air Force, Army Aviation and Missile Command. Previously he served as business development leader at Acxiom Corporation and Managing Director at StoneWard advertising agency. Andy can be reached at

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Keith Hackett
Keith Hackett
Chief Product Officer

Keith is SmartResume’s Chief Product Officer and is responsible for the design and coding of the software that drives SmartResume. His 40+ years’ experience designing and writing computer systems for companies of all sizes as well as for state and federal agencies, including the Oklahoma House of Representatives and U.S. Department of Education, has prepared him to create the unique and robust system that SmartResume has become. It was the ground-breaking and exciting new frontier that SmartResume has been blazing with verifiable credentials that enticed Keith away from his successful software consulting business of over 25 years to lead project development at SmartResume. Keith can be reached at

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