Meet Our Team

We believe in answering the phone. We also believe you should know who you are working with on our journey to success together.

Meet our dependable & enthusiastic Leadership Team.

Joseph Heieck

President & CEO

Joe focuses on the realization of gWorks’ purpose, vision, and mission. He devotes his efforts to strategy, innovation, capital allocation, acquisitions, team & culture development, and clients. If Joe’s not in the office, you’ll find him on the road meeting with clients to learn from them to drive gWorks’ innovation. He’s passionate about delivering the best products and support so that his clients can thrive.

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, Joe served ten years in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Officer. Joe earned an MBA from Harvard Business School where he has also been a guest speaker about small business leadership on multiple occasions.

Joe joined gWorks in 2015 (then GIS Workshop) when he acquired the company.

Janelle Heuton

EVP of Client Success

Janelle works to ensure all gWorks’ clients get the most value possible from our products and services. She focuses on creating successful, lifelong clients through client education, client advocacy, internal domain knowledge training, and new product R&D. In addition to overseeing the client success and support teams, Janelle also contributes to sales, marketing, and gWorks’ development pipeline. 

Janelle obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before going on to  obtain a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in New York City. 

Janelle has more than 15 years of experience working in client support and account management positions.  Janelle has been with gWorks since 2012. 

Bill Murphy

VP of Sales

As Vice President of Sales, Bill provides leadership, direction, and resource stewardship to gWorks’ sales organization. Bill has spent 20 years in SaaS sales leadership and has successfully lead multiple GovTech startups to triple digit growth. Most recently, Bill led sales for a voting system provider, growing sales 853% in just under five years. Bill is directly responsible for growing gWorks sales, building the sales organization, and realizing growth goals.  

Bill has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Belmont Abbey College with a concentration in Marketing and Theology. 

Bill joined the gWorks team in 2019. When not working, Bill can be found on the water paddle boarding or in the mountains hiking. Bill neither plays guitar nor eats oysters professionally but enjoys both. 

Derek Waskel

VP of Technology

As Vice President of Technology, Derek loves working with computers. He has been upgrading, modifying, and building technology systems for nearly 15 years. He loves taking real-world problems and creating simple solutions. Derek started at gWorks as an intern and has steadily worked his way up into an Executive position. He currently oversees gWorks’ software engineer and IT teams. 

Derek was born and raised in Nebraska. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Derek joined gWorks in 2012. 

Gary Hatfield

Controller

As gWorks’ Controller, Gary is involved in the accounting operations of the company and establishing and monitoring internal controls. Gary brings a wealth of experience from decades  working as a CFO or a Controller for a variety of companies including a venture capital company, a private equity company, a regional manufacturer, and a multi-location brick and mortar retailer with a large eCommerce presence. 

Gary is a lifelong Nebraska resident. Gary has been a member of the gWorks team since 2019. 

Quinton Randel

Director of Marketing

Quinton is a Director of Marketing who works with local governments to help them identify solutions that positively impact their communities.

He believes that leveraging technology to increase operational efficiency and accuracy, improve the quality of life for residents. and create a desired destination for businesses are top priorities for local government of all sizes. 

Quinton has over a decade of experience working in the GovTech space and enjoys meeting people that share his passion for making local government work better. 

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