Meet the Team Behind CandidateIQ™

Discover our story, mission, and the passionate professionals dedicated to proving better data so Staffing Firms can prosper in the age of AI and Automation.

Bridging the Gap in Candidate Data

Vettd is an award-winning technology company founded in 2014 by a group of staffing entrepreneurs and AI experts who identified a gap in the market for AI-driven candidate solutions. With the launch of CandidateIQ™, Vettd is providing staffing firms with the tools required to effortlessly improve their candidate data, take advantage of AI, and drive better outcomes for their candidates and clients.

Our Mission

Our mission is to guide the staffing industry into a new era marked by efficiency, precision, and strategic foresight. By leveraging advanced AI technologies, we're turning untapped candidate data into strategic assets that empower staffing agencies to drive recruitment, marketing, and client strategies with unprecedented insight.

Passionate and diverse team of professionals

Expertise in technology, data science, HR, and talent acquisition

Deep understanding of unique challenges in the staffing industry

Collaborative approach fostering innovation and driving success

Vettd's Candidate Intelligence Elevates Talent Acquisition Platforms to New Heights

Our team

Leadership Team

With a collective wealth of expertise in technology, data science, and talent acquisition, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality products and services to our clients.

Ali Shokoufandeh, PhD
Data Scientist

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Operations, Drexel University

Andrew Buhrmann
President & CEO

Former Cofounder, Balance Financial | Former B2B Cloud Strategy, TaxACT

Craig Carns
VP Engineering

Former Cofounder, Balance Financial | Former Senior Software Engineer, TaxACT

Dario Salvucci, PhD
Data Scientist

Professor of Computer Science, Drexel University

Dave Williams
Board Member

CFO, Columbia Hospitality | Former CFO, Cascadia Capital

Deanna Oppenheimer
Past Board Member & Investor

Founder, CameoWorks | Chair, Hargreaves Lansdown, plc | Senior Independent Director, Tesco, plc

Ernesto Chavarin
Advisory Board Member

Digital Native Businesses, AWS | Former Director of Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft

Jeffrey Brennan
General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer

Former Chief Privacy Officer, Finsphere

Kelly Chen
Data Scientist

Yale University

Kurtis Dane
User Experience & Design

Former Product & Marketing, Sprinkler, Microsoft & Finsphere

Michael Buhrmann

Former CEO Finsphere | Former CEO @mobile | Former Chairman at m-Qube | Former VP Strategy AT&T Wireless

Michael Millegan
Board Member

Independent Board Director, Portland General Electric | Independent Board Director, Wireless Technology Group | Former President, Verizon

Robert Huynh
Marketing Strategy

Former VP, Microsoft | VP, Samsung

Trevor Honsberger
Director of AI Implementation

Former Cofounder, Balance Financial | Former Product Manager, TaxACT

Join Our Team

Are you passionate about AI and the staffing industry? We're always looking for talented professionals to join our growing team. Shoot us an email and become a part of the Vettd family.


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