Our Mission

Unleashing the Power of Government Data to Improve Society

What we do

Socrata is the market leader in making existing government data discoverable, usable, and actionable for government workers and the people they serve. Socrata provides a data-as-a-service data platform and cloud applications exclusively for city, county, state, and federal government organizations. Socrata delivers unprecedented data-driven innovation and cost-savings for hundreds of public sector leaders and millions of their constituents around the world.

Government programs generate massive amounts of data, but most of it is locked away in hard-to-access data silos, including archaic databases. Socrata enables unprecedented data access by bringing together disparate systems and leveraging the cloud to dramatically enhance the effectiveness of government programs, to improve quality of life for residents, positively impact local economies, and achieve excellence in government operations. Socrata solutions are designed and developed to meet strict government standards. The technology is optimized on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector cloud and delivered using the exclusive Socrata Blueprint Methodology.

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 International District, 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.

Our leadership team

Bridget Quigg
Marketing Director
Franklin Williams
VP of Product Development
Kevin Merritt
Founder & CEO
Martha Young
Chief of Staff
Matt Miszweski
Chief Revenue Officer
Saf Rabah
Chief Marketing & Product Officer

Our former public sector employees

Abraham Epton
Web Developer 2 in Global Services Seattle (former Intern Researcher)
Alex Krughoff
Solution Architect, Customer Success (former Deputy Director, Prince George's County's CountyStat program)
Andrew Gall
Software Engineer 1 in Product Development (former Page, US House of Representatives)
Chris De Sisto
Data Analyst 2 in Global Services, (former Geographic Specialist, US Census Bureau)
Elliot Flautt
Solutions Engineer in Sales (former Data Analyst in Domestic Violence Unit, King County Prosecuting Atty's Office)
Ewan Simpson
Account Executive in Sales (former Program Manager, University of Baltimore - Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
Jamie Shell
Senior Program Manager in Global Services (former Director of Finance, City of Prairie Village, KS)
Jeffrey Newball
Compliance Officer in G&A (former Director of IT Services, Baltimore PD & DoT & MOIT)
Jeffrey Press
Practice Leader, Government Performance (former Deputy Director, Performance Strategy, U.S. Department of Commerce)
Justin Bruce
Program Manager II in Global Services (former Executive Communications Strategist, City of Jackson, MS)
Kaylee Guetle
STE 1 in Product Development (former Researcher & Field Assistant, US Geological Survey)
Kyle Hall
Product Manager in Product Development (former Special Assistant to Controller Ron Galperin, City of Los Angeles)
Martha Young
Chief of Staff (former Executive Assistant to the Director of Public Works, City of Sacramento)
Matt Miszweski
Chief Revenue Officer (former Chief Information Officer, state of Wisconsin)
Nate Moore
Software Engineer 2 in Product Development (former Programmer Analyst, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife)
Oliver Wise
Digital Government Principal (former Director at Office of Performance and Accountability, City of New Orleans)
Pat Farley
Director of Corporate Affairs in Sales (Commissioner, Greendale Fire & Police Commission)
Preston Taylor
Director of Data Sharing Products in Product Development (former Senior Assistant, California State Assembly)
Rebecca Wage
Account Manager in Sales (former Intern, Fresno County, County Supervisor's Office)
Valerie Moye
Customer Success Manager in Sales (former Sustainability Performance Management Coordinator, City of Chattanooga, TN)

Our Locations

Seattle, WA

705 5th Ave S., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104

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Washington D.C.

1875 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 715
Washington, D.C. 20009

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United Kingdom

1 Primrose Street, #9027
London EC2A 2EX, United Kingdom

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