Get to know Vettd, learn why we do what we do, and meet the people that make it possible.

Our Story

One of the biggest challenges organizations face is this: How can people better use technology to make more informed, unbiased decisions about other people?  

Vettd recognized how the current use of technology creates massive discrepancies in the conclusions we make about people when trying to process thousands of profiles, resumes or applications. By consistently understanding the true alignment applicants, students and employees have within our organizations, we uncover the best strategies across multiple dimensions to help people thrive from application and beyond.

We founded Vettd to solve this problem using forward thinking data strategies and artificial intelligence. Our approach quickly develops proven and demonstrated ways we can use data to ethically understand people from your perspective and consistently assess them to help improve your decisions. By applying deep learning to natural language processing, we help organizations interpret masses of profiles and identify the value of individuals to your mission regardless of race, gender or ethnicity.

Vettd’s AI-guided decision management platform provides a quantum leap improvement in the decisions that will affect the future of your organization.

5+ years of research

Our expert team has been focused on developing innovations to improve human decisions for over 5 years.

Multiple patents pending

Our world–renowned data scientists have invented numerous Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies to tackle people decision issues.

The People Behind Vettd

Meet the talented team of scientists, innovators, developers, investors, and advisors that make Vettd possible.

Ali Shokoufandeh, PhD
Data Scientist

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Operations, Drexel University

PhD, Computer Science, Rutgers University | Diploma Certificate in Cognitive Science, Rutgers University | MS, Computer Science, Rutgers University | BS, Computer Science, University of Tehran

Andrew Buhrmann
President & CEO

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

University of Washington

Craig Carns
VP Engineering

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

BBA, Operations and Information Technology, Pacific Lutheran University

Dario Salvucci, PhD
Data Scientist

Professor of Computer Science, Drexel University

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University | BSE, Princeton University

Dave Williams
Board Member

CFO, Columbia Hospitality | Former CFO, Cascadia Capital

MBA, University of Washington

Deanna Oppenheimer
Past Board Member & Investor

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

University of Puget Sound

Debra Griffith
Financial Advisor

Startup Financial Expert

University of Washington

Dr. Marshall Titus
Advisory Board Member

Managing Dentist, Willamette Dental Group | Commissioner, Council on Dental Accreditation, ADA

DDS, Howard University | BS, University of San Francisco

Ernesto Chavarin
Advisory Board Member

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

MBA, Harvard | Certificate in AI, MIT | BS, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Jeffrey Brennan
General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer

Former Chief Privacy Officer, Finsphere

Fellow of Information Privacy | JD, Seattle University of Law | MBA, Angelo State University

Kelly Chen
Data Scientist

Yale University

Kurtis Dane
User Experience & Design

Former Product & Marketing, Sprinkler, Microsoft & Finsphere

University of Washington

Michael Buhrmann

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

BASc, University of Toronto

Michael Millegan
Board Member

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

MBA, Angelo State University

Trevor Honsberger
Director of AI Implementation

Former Cofounder, Balance Financial | Former Product Manager, TaxACT

Certificate in AI, MIT | University of Washington

An AI technology partner you can innovate with

Our unique approach will allow you to adopt AI with no prior experience. We give you the tools you need to realize true impact from AI.

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10400 NE 4th St Suite 500
Bellevue, WA 98004