What We're All About.

Pioneering a human approach to data capture for over 25 years.



Our Story

In the Beginning...

There was a basement, coffee machine, and two employees. 

From our humble start we've grown into a (still pretty humble) company of over 90 team members, with hundreds of customers nationwide.

We are headquartered in a former post office in Centennial, Colorado.



Our History

Company Milestones.


(( fa fa-map-marker blue ))  1988

Data Connect opens its doors, specializing in document management and imaging.


(( fa fa-map-marker blue ))  1997

Enterprise document management system implemented at Sysco.


(( fa fa-map-marker blue ))  1999

First trade show managed for Sysco using document capture technology.



(( fa fa-map-marker blue ))  2004

Enterprise document management system installed at Coram Healthcare.


(( fa fa-map-marker blue ))  2005

Data Connect introduces Show Expert Systems touchscreen ordering at trade shows.

Ben E. Keith appoints Data Connect as sole technology provider for all buying events.


(( fa fa-map-marker blue ))  2009

UNFI implements Show Expert ordering technology at all trade shows.


(( fa fa-map-marker blue ))  2013

Performance Food Group establishes Show Expert enterprise licensing agreement. 


(( fa fa-map-marker blue ))  2014

Data Connect introduces Show Expert mobile ordering, mobile lead generation, and mobile-self-registration for events.


(( fa fa-map-marker blue ))  2015

Data Connect expands to general trade shows.



Our Purpose

Why We Get Out of Bed.

We hope to be known for making data more accessible, meaningful, and actionable. We want to build data-driven tools that make businesses smarter and more profitable.



Our philosophy

The Tim 5.

We operate by a set of principles coined by our CEO, Tim Hobbs.



Each employee contributes to the company's growth as well as their own personal growth. People spend most of their lives at work and should feel that their time is well spent.


All employees help the company achieve a profit. In return, the company provides profit sharing and goal-based performance rewards.


Everyone cares about our customers, vendors, and each other. We are interested in selling products that make a difference.


Like principle number one, life is too short not to be enjoyed. Having a fun work environment is a must!


Every employee has a platform to make a difference, and everyone's ideas count.



Our Part

Paying Forward and Giving Back. 

Our Community Connect program contributes to civic organizations around the Denver area.



Our Alliances


We Are Proud to Be a Small Giant.

The Small Giants Community is a global membership organization focused on the promotion, implementation and advancement of running a successful values-driven business. The organization aims to inspire the next generation of changemakers and values-driven entrepreneurs from across the land.


Our Top Brass

The Data Connect Leadership Team.

Tim Hobbs, CEO

Tim Hobbs, CEO

Lynda Tarufelli, COO

Lynda Tarufelli, COO