Kevin Merrit is the founder and CEO of Socrata, a Seattle-based cloud software company.
Kevin founded Socrata because he recognized that the massive amounts of data in the world could be put to use in people’s everyday lives to make them better.
In 2002 Kevin founded MessageRite, which developed and provided a web-based email archiving service. In 2004, FrontBridge Technologies acquired MessageRite where Kevin functioned as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In 2005, Microsoft acquired FrontBridge. At Microsoft Kevin served as Software Architect and Director of Operations before leaving to found Socrata in 2007.
At heart, Kevin is a software entrepreneur with a passion for making customers elated by delivering great software as a service.