Our Team

Learn about who we are and what we love to do!



David Horton - Data Scientist, Statistician

David has a Masters degree in Business Analytics from the University of Cincinnati. He enjoys the flexibility of his work schedule, as it allows him to split time between career, continued education, and caring for his 3 hairless cats. Meow!

At Inner Join, David works with machine learning to create predictive models. He uses complex math and logic to write algorithms that can be used to enhance software, such as CRM systems, Power BI and Tableau.

When he’s not working or studying, you can find him rocking out to Guitar Hero, reading, or eating at Boi Na Braza, his favorite Cincinnati restaurant.


Joe Wendt - Owner

As owner of Inner Join Technologies, Joe brings over 13 years of application development, data integration, CRM, consumer profiling, and business intelligence experience to the company.

Joe loves working with clients, both large and small, to develop strategic ways to utilize customer data. With Joe’s help, organizations such as the Cincinnati Reds, University of Kentucky Athletics, and Camargo Pharmaceuticals, have uncovered new, more efficient ways to turn under-used-data into valuable and strategic assets.

Joe’s expertise in the utilization of new technologies stems from his education in New Media from the University of Kentucky, along with experience as a Microsoft partner. Additionally, Joe sat on the advisory board of a Major League Baseball (MLB) steering committee, working with teams from across the league to use customer data to develop CRM and analytics initiatives.

When he’s not analyzing data at the office, you might find Joe brushing up on his golf game, working on a home-improvement project, or tinkering with his vintage Mustang. He spends free time at the lake, where he enjoys fishing and boating with his family.


Laura Weber - Project Manager

Laura is a University of Kentucky grad, with 15+ years of experience in project management. She uses her planning expertise to help manage project workflow, and ensures we meet client expectations in a timely manner. Inner Join teammates and clients alike enjoy her personable nature and professionalism.

Not only is Laura an expert at creating seamless, efficient processes for IJT; she also uses these skills as an active community volunteer – from the Marketing Committee to PTO events at her kids’ school, she keeps it all in check. On the weekends, she can be found on the sidelines at the soccer field or basketball court watching her kids’ games. She loves spending time with family and friends, and enjoys cooking and finding new Italian recipes.


Michael Roenker - Business Development Manager

Michael comes to Inner Join Technologies with over 12 years of experience in customer service and a proven record of success in new business development. Using customer-focused sales techniques, he carefully pairs each client with the right products. His goal is to ensure the perfect fit for each unique project, allowing customers to achieve the highest possible ROI.

Michael’s love of learning about, and using, new and emerging technology is what drew him to the tech industry. He enjoys his role at IJT as it allows him to work and live on that threshold. He is also passionate about teamwork and thrives in an environment that allows for collaboration with others.

When he’s not at the office, you might see Mike on the golf course, or catching up with colleagues at The Metropolitan Club power team networking group, for which he is a founding member.


Paul Sparks - Application Developer

Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University, with a BS in Computer Science, along with Minors in Computer Information Technology, Information Security, and Mathematics. At IJT, he puts these skills to work, playing a key role in the unique design and creation of software systems that we custom-build for each of our clients. Paul’s passion for work and constant thirst for knowledge makes him an integral part of the Inner Join team. He enjoys gaining experience from the wide range of projects he works on.

Along with being a valuable member of the IJT team, he’s also a skilled wood- and metal-worker, which he enjoys in his spare time, along with other activities, such as gaming, terrariums, virtual reality, and hiking.


Shannon Wendt - Director of Marketing

Shannon is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she studied Integrated Strategic Communications. She enjoys using the knowledge she acquired at UK, along with her unique planning and organizational skills to build useful marketing campaigns for Inner Join Technologies. As a newcomer to the tech industry, Shannon welcomes the challenges she faces in this role, as she learns about new technology, and how it can be applied in various ways to help business grow.

Outside of the office, Shannon enjoys the work/life balance that Inner Join provides, which allows her to spend ample time with family and friends. She finds cooking and dining to be therapeutic, and loves discovering new local restaurants, as well as trying out new recipes at home. Few people know that as a young teen, Shannon competed regionally as a figure skater, bringing home more than two dozen medals.