The Socrato Team
Michael Oates – Cofounder and Chief Technologist. Mr. Oates has over 20 years of technology leadership and consulting experience and was an early employee (5th) of Sapient Corporation (NASD: SAPE). Mr. Oates helped build Sapient into a premier business and technology consulting firm with over 3500 people worldwide. Mr. Oates served as Vice President of Technology responsible for helping Fortune 500 companies across various industries achieve business value through the innovative use of technology. In addition, he helped established core capabilities within Sapient to manage project risk, technology reuse across projects, and dissemination of best practices aimed at fueling rapid company growth. Prior to joining Sapient, Mr. Oates worked at Cambridge Technology Partners (NASD: NOVL) and attended Cornell University.
Marie T. Oates – Director of Communications. Ms. Oates has led Boston PR Group, Inc. based in Boston, MA and New York City for almost 20 years. A versatile marketing and communications executive, she is experienced in advising leadership personnel at companies, academic institutions and foundations with communications and marketing strategy. An avid writer, Ms. Oates has written several books, and her opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Washington Times and a number of other publications. She has served as the president of American Medical Writers MA Chapter and as a national board director. She serves on several foundation boards and is a member of Boston College’s Council for Women.