Unleashing the Power of Government Data to Improve Society

Who We Are

Socrata is a privately-held cloud software company headquartered in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square with offices in Washington, D.C. and London. Our core team consists of software engineers, designers, open government advocates, and business professionals who are working hard to unleash the power of data to transform the world.

What We Do

Socrata is the global leader in software solutions that are designed exclusively for digital government. Socrata’s cloud-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, supported by the Socrata Open Data Network and Socrata Partner Ecosystem, deliver unprecedented data-driven innovation and cost-savings for hundreds of public sector leaders and millions of their constituents around the world.

What We Offer

  • Expertise: a commitment to data transparency, data access, and enabling data-driven action
  • User-Friendly Products: that are simple to implement and use
  • Community: an ecosystem of fellow innovators with which to collaborate, federate data, and build

Our Leadership Team

  • Saf Rabah
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Jackie Golden
  • Senior Vice President of Customer Success
  • Bill Cull
  • Senior Vice President of Sales
  • Deep Dhillon
  • Chief Data Scientist
  • Kevin Merritt
  • Founder & CEO
  • Bill Lawler
  • Senior Vice President of Learning & Development
  • Robin Jones
  • SVP Marketing and Business Development
  • Dan Wassel
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • James Pratt
  • Vice President of People Operations

Our Advisors

  • Susan Carstensen
  • Director
  • Scott Darling
  • Director
  • Scott Maxwell
  • Director
  • Bob Runge
  • Director
  • Bill Bryant
  • Advisor
  • Francois Steiger
  • Advisor
  • David Eaves
  • Advisor
  • Jai Das
  • Director
  • Brett Goldstein
  • Advisor
  • David Spielfogel
  • Advisor

Our Investors

A Brief History

CEO Kevin Merritt founded Socrata in 2007 with the goal of creating a cloud platform that enables public sector organizations to easily manage and share their data. This platform would make the data accessible to anyone with a web connection, while also giving them the power to visualize and analyze the data with ease.

Socrata continues to build on its original concept, offering products that enable researchers, public policy experts, entrepreneurs, and busy citizens alike to better understand and make use of public sector services. It also continues to expand—developing and releasing new services that address key challenges faced by many organizations, such as performance measurement and financial accountability.

Our main office is located in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square, alongside many other innovative tech companies. Thanks to our lively team and location, Socrata has developed a strong office culture. We have traditions like “Socrata Lunch” on Thursdays, triathlon challenges, and Friday happy hour (complete with Nerf battles). Simply put, we are people who love what we do.