Unleash the Power of Data to Improve the World Around Us

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

Kevin Merritt Founder & CEO

Dan Wassel Chief Financial Officer

Deep Dhillon Chief Technology Officer

Eric Eden Chief Marketing Officer

Bill Lawler Senior Vice President of Sales

Jackie Golden Senior Vice President of Customer Success

Robin Jones Vice President of Strategic Growth

Saf Rabah Vice President of Product

Our Advisors

  • Susan Carstensen Director

  • Scott DarlingDirector

  • Scott Maxwell Director

  • Bob Runge Director

  • Bill Bryant Advisor

  • Francois Steiger Advisor

  • Stephen Goldsmith Advisor

  • David Eaves Advisor

  • Jai Das Director

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.