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Our Leadership Team

Dave Vanslette
Dave Vanslette
Founder & CEO

Dave has served as the Pace of Play Chairman at a private country club and started FAIRWAYiQ in 2015 to address a growing need in golf – to manage golf courses using data analytics.  He asked Dr. Riccio to join the company after reading his book.

Obsessed with all things digital, Dave began his entrepreneurial journey at 12 years of age.  He fell in love with computers in high school.  He was part of the ownership team that grew a digital agency that was ultimately acquired by a multi-national advertising agency in 2012.  

Dave has enjoyed the game of golf since his teenage years and ironically plays less golf now than before he was in the golf business.

Dr. Lou Riccio
Dr. Lou Riccio
Chief Analytics Officer

30+ years modeling and optimizing golf as an expert statistician working with the USGA, PGA TOUR, and PGA of America. Columbia University and NY University professor in business analytics, factory physics, and operations management.

Author of “Golf’s Pace of Play Bible” and regular contributor to the Golf Channel, Golf Digest, and the USGA’s Pace of Play Initiative.

Lou has been an avid golfer for many years.

Chuck Rogers
Chuck Rogers
Customer Success Manager

Chuck is an experienced and results-driven customer success manager with strong business acumen and a desire to deliver excellent customer service. He believes customer service is and often ignored and an important differentiator.

Chuck has worked in a similar capacity previously at several leading software-as-a-service technology companies.

Chuck prefers TopGolf over traditional golf.

Mike Stahl
Mike Stahl
Sales Representative (East North America)

Successful sales professional and relationship builder with a highly self-motivated work ethic, and goal-oriented leadership skills. Resourceful do-it-yourselfer with a passionate desire to generate new strategies that promote both the brand and the bottom line, as well as an eagerness to develop new and existing customers. Entrepreneurial spirit combined with an infectious positivity which creates an energy that stimulates and promotes a productive and pleasurable work environment.

Austin Ott
Austin Ott
Sales Representative (West North America)

Former collegiate baseball player turned salesman. Hardworking and conscientious with capacity to manage time and plan ahead to reach superior results. Extremely organized, motivated and equipped with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and a drive to succeed. Sports enthusiast, mediocre golfer, B2B specialist.

Viktor Tarnavskyy
Viktor Tarnavskyy
Director, Development

Viktor fell in love with computers when he got his first PC at the age of 9. While a freshman in college, Viktor secured his first job as a hardware engineer assistant in Basis Tech company.

After receiving a Master’s degree in Economic Cybernetics, Viktor started his work at a security company as a software engineer.

Alex Buley
Alex Buley
Director, Development

Alex is a back-end developer specializing in Java.  He is one of the first developers to join FAIRWAYiQ and leads the team’s efforts across a number of projects.

He has an advanced in applied mathematics.

Shane Bovey
Shane Bovey
Director, Hardware & Firmware

Shane previously worked at Gooch and Housego as Vice President of RF Engineering, overseeing several of the company’s sites (2 UK, 2 US, and 1 in Europe).

Shane also worked at ST Microelectronics where he produced PCB reference designs that were used to demonstrate the capabilities of new silicon products. And, he worked for Syntech Technologies where he carried out a wide variety of roles from hardware design, hardware reviews, and design analysis.

Michelle Soares
Michelle Soares
Director, Finance and Administration

A Certified Public Accountant with both corporate and non-profit experience, Michelle has experience in all aspects of accounting including software-as-a-service.  

Michelle has been with FAIRWAYiQ since the inception of the company, setting up all systems and procedures that have enabled the company to scale.

Michelle enjoys the social experience of golf when playing in a scramble format.

Hennessy Leggatt
Hennessy Leggatt
Sales Operations

Hennessy is a highly organized and dedicated member of our Sales Operations team with experience in optimizing sales processes and enhancing team efficiency. Her passion for data-driven strategies and her meticulous attention to detail have been instrumental in streamlining operations and supporting the sales team. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and her ability to foster collaborative environments make Hennessy an invaluable asset to our sales team.

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