CAROLINE SMITH, CEO AND FOUNDER
The visionary behind Dataworks Consulting, Caroline Smith has a combined background in both business and technology and has been the owner of Dataworks since its inception in 2002. Following a reorganization in 2013, she stepped into the CEO role with bold ideas and strategic insights that have been central to Dataworks’ success. By fostering a team that reveres diversity and inclusion, she’s created a customer-first environment where all ideas are welcome, reshaping Dataworks to adeptly evolve with the needs of Seattle small and mid-sized businesses.
A Microsoft Certified Professional, Caroline holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Science. In addition to being a roll-up-the-sleeves, hands-on CEO at Dataworks, Caroline is a community leader and speaker, hosting events on business and technology topics that are critical to protecting and fostering growth in small and mid-sized businesses.
When she’s not forging big ideas in the fires of Dataworks, Caroline is heavily involved with her local chapter of the Girl Scouts, and spending shuttling her two daughters to competitive swimming or taking in the great outdoors of the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her daughters and her faithful Goldendoodle, Arlo.
JENNIFER HILL, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jennifer holds down command central as she pivots between managing both the inside and outside sales pipelines. With 17 years in the IT industry, she loves the small business world and is passionate about cultivating relationships for Dataworks. Our clients can count on superior care as Jennifer expertly guides them to meet their goals with technology roadmaps, capital expense reports, regular business reviews and top-level customer service.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree and certifications in CompTIA Project+ and CompTIA Cloud+, Jennifer is our go-to leader for system replacement planning, licensing renewals, purchase history and project planning. Additionally, she’s our notable press secretary and often serves as CEO Caroline Smith’s right-hand, managing procurement, equipment and receiving.
Jennifer enjoys connecting with the incredible people in her life and spends her free time absorbed in creative activities that include making music, sewing, cooking and woodworking. A dedicated member of her local church congregation, she is actively involved in leading their youth to serve the community. Nine years ago, Jennifer attended school in Israel, where she met her husband and two stepchildren. Jennifer and her husband can usually be found having a blast together that often bursts into raucous laughter. Avid travelers, they have a love of foreign lands and the Middle East and eagerly look forward to their next trip.
ARLO SMITH, CHIEF BARKING OFFICER
An all-star AKC Puppy STAR certified Goldendoodle, Arlo’s primary mission is to make sure that the Dataworks team proves him with ample belly rubs. Second to that, he’s the company crisis counselor, listening intently and offering emotional support when problems arise.
When he’s not running out the back door of the office or barking up a storm at nothing much, Arlo can be found nudging for pets and begging for chocolate cake in the kitchen. When he’s not at work, you can find him taking his owner Caroline for long walks.