Socrata Hires Microsoft, Salesforce Alum as Sales SVP

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Socrata, which provides a data platform for governments, has hired a sales leader with a wealth of experience selling to federal, state and local agencies.

Matt Miszewski is Socrata’s new senior vice president of sales, and he will help the company as it brings “open data” solutions to governments of all sizes.

Socrata's Matt Miszewski

Socrata’s Matt Miszewski

“As Socrata aggressively expands our cloud solution portfolio across a wide variety of public and employee-facing government data-driven programs, we are pleased to add Matt’s deep expertise as a public-sector technology leader to our executive team,” said Kevin Merritt, Socrata’s founder and CEO.

Miszewski serves on the board of directors for SimplifIDE, a software-as-a-service company. He worked as senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Digital Realty from 2013 to 2016 and led global public-sector and enterprise sales for Salesforce from 2011 to 2012. Other positions include general manager of worldwide government for Microsoft and chief information officer for the Wisconsin governor.

“In addition to serving the needs of governments as the leader of public sector focused solutions providers for a decade, Matt spent more than four years as a public servant – as state CIO – directly working to modernize and streamline the technology infrastructure in his state,” Merritt said.

Miszewski says he believes Socrata’s data-as-a-service platform will assist governments in solving problems that societies face.

“I was searching for a way to put decades of revenue and technology experience to work for a larger mission, driving a technology vision that is positioned to solve important and challenging problems for people serving society,” he said.

Socrata is based in Seattle and uses AWS to optimize its platform.

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