Cloud Software Company Adds Experienced Executives in the Nation’s
Capital to Help Federal Government and Non Governmental Organizations
Take Advantage of Open Data’s Promise and Potential
SEATTLE & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on
democratizing access to government data, today announced the addition of
two experienced managers in its Washington, DC office.
First, Kenneth Melero has joined Socrata as the Director of Federal
Sales in Washington, DC.
Melero, who has spent over 20 years working in the federal market space,
has in-depth knowledge of geospatial, big data analytics and government
Earlier in his career, he served as a Senior Director at PIXIA Corp.,
and before that he was the Vice President of Product Sales at SPADAC
Inc. prior to its acquisition by GeoEye.
Stu Rabinowitz has also joined the company, as Director of Federal
Markets and Channel Partners in Washington, DC.
Rabinowitz has deep experience implementing strategic technology
solutions in public-sector environments.
He was previously Chief Technology Officer at Creative Computing
Solutions, Inc. (CCSi). At CCSi, he provided healthcare solutions,
architecture and technologies to customers within the Veterans'
Administration and Department of Defense (DOD) Military Health Services.
“We’re taking our company – and open data – to the next level,” says
Kevin Merritt, Socrata’s Founder and CEO. “Our cloud-based platform
offers so much more than open data for the sake of transparency and
accountability. It’s the foundation for our new performance management
solution, GovStat, which is helping organizations become more
data-driven in their decision-making. Our platform is also a key enabler
helping organizations modernize the way they access and use their own
data internally and publish and disseminate data externally. This
directly supports their core programs and mission.”
“Ken and Stu understand better than most how to provide government
agencies and non-governmental organizations in and around Washington, DC
with the best service, the most innovative products, and the most
thoughtful insights,” Merritt adds. “ We’re fortunate to have this
talented pair on our team and leading our plans to grow our business in
Socrata’s Washington, DC operation serves agencies of the Federal
Government and a wide range of non-governmental organizations (NGO).
Socrata’s open data platform already supports open data initiatives at
major organizations like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS), World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among others.
The addition of Melero and Rabinowitz follows a 2013 announcement from
Socrata that Bill Lawler and Joel Baller joined the company to help it
focus on its core public-sector customer base.
Lawler, Socrata’s Vice President of Sales in Seattle, held multiple
leadership roles earlier in his career at Dell, including Vice President
of Enterprise Sales. And, before joining Dell, he worked in various
management capacities at Apple.
For his part, Baller, Socrata’s Vice President of Public Sector,
previously held senior revenue-producing roles at Oracle, RightNow
Technologies and Xerox.
Socrata is the cloud software company focused exclusively on
democratizing access to government data. Its solutions help government
leaders improve transparency, modernize citizen access to information
and bring facts into every decision – all with unprecedented speed and
cost savings. Delivered as turnkey cloud services, Socrata’s data
consumerization products unlock data in enterprise silos and transform
it into useful information that everyone can easily access, visualize,
share and reuse.
To learn more about Socrata, visit www.socrata.com
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