Making The Hiring Process Better for Employers AND Workers, One Chat at a Time.

WorkHere is the first chat-powered, hyperlocal candidate delivery platform. We target local talent using mobile, social, and job media advertising.

Candidates who respond are routed within seconds to a chat conversation with a trained, professional WorkHere agent. After a chat conversation confirms interest, vets basic qualifications, and answers the job seeker’s questions, the qualified candidate is referred to the employer’s recruitment team.

Team Members

Howard Bates

Co-Founder & CEO

Co-Founder & CEO, SmarterHQ
Co-Founder & President, Kratos Defense & Security Systems
Founder & CEO, Haverstick Consulting
Current Executive Chairman, SmarterHQ

Rick Wehrle

Co-Founder & CTO

Developer of 1st major job board
14 Years product management at
VP Analytics, VistaPrint
CTO, DirectEmployers Association

Mike Seidle

Co-Founder & COO

Founder & CEO, IndyAssociates
Co-Founder & CMO,
Director of Development, DirectEmployers
Board Member, HR Open Standards Consortium

Kathy Kinder


CFO, Boosterville
CFO, Healthx
CFO, Consona Corporation
Controller, Made2Manage

Brent Ferguson

VP Sales

VP Commercial Accounts, Healthcare, Staffing, SMB and Media Alliances at
Senior Director NA eCommerce and Small Business,

Ellen Wehrle

Client Success Manager

Melanie Lux

Conversation Starter

Georgia Green

Client Success Manager

Rebecca Bunting

Lead Community Team

Dominic Antonio

Marketing Manager

Kristen Seidle

Marketing Coordinator
Ellie Dunn

Ellie Dunn

Client Success Manager

Allison Planes

Community Team


Sean Sheppard


Founder, GrowthX & GrowthX Academy
Entrepreneur, VC
Top 20 Sale Influencer
HuffPo Contributor

Barry Clark


EVP Sales & Marketing, SmarterHQ
Global EVP Sales, Oracle Retail Vertical
SVP Sales, ATG

Jack Nichols


Vice President Of Product Management, Genesys
Director Global Network and Security Infrastructure, Brightpoint

Doyle J Groves


Chief Data Scientist,,
Principal Data Scientist, Cha-Cha
Data Scientist, ProofPoint

Will Bunker


Founder & GrowthX

Imran Syed


Assistant Professor of Management, Ball State University

Andrew Goldner


Co-Founder, GrowthX
General Manager, Thomson Reuters Singapore
Associate General Counsel, DoubleClick

Brad Pillow


Co-Founder & Chief Computer Scientist, Truevision
Senior Developer, Adobe Systems
Research Fellow, Bell Laboratories

Board Members

Rahul Kapur

Board Member

Don Courtney

Board Member

Work Here at WorkHere

Last year, we helped over 50,000 people change their lives with a better job closer to home. If you love change, learning, and doing something no one has done before, WorkHere may be the place for you.