September 30, 2020 – InnoVint, the wine industry’s leading production software solution, is excited to announce that Kevin Merritt has joined the team in a multi-faceted role as Chief Operating Officer, Advisor, and Board Member. As a member of the executive leadership team, Merritt will tap into his vast experience by providing strategic advising, partnership development, and global expansion efforts.
“I am so excited to combine two of my passions at InnoVint – winemaking and growing customer-focused, industry-changing Software-as-a-Service companies. Like most other industries, the wine production industry is rapidly adopting innovative technologies that can improve efficiency and boost product quality. InnoVint has a phenomenal team, the best wine production software in the industry, and a roster of ecstatic customers. It’s a thrill to join the wine industry and play a role in the next phase of InnoVint’s growth!”
Spanning over 25 years, Merritt has had an impressive career in the technology industry from his early days as a software engineer, leading roles at Smith Barney and Microsoft, to founding successful venture backed software companies like Socrata and MessageRite, and serving as an Advisor and Board Member for a number of rapidly growing tech startups. Merritt is now working on bringing his long-time dream of becoming a winemaker to fruition through his enrollment in the Viticulture & Enology program at the Northwest Wine Academy, and working the harvest at the Kevin White Winery in Woodinville, WA where he’s a daily end-user of InnoVint in its natural environment.
“Kevin is an incredible asset to InnoVint and a fantastic addition our executive leadership team.” shares Ashley Leonard, Founder and CEO. “He’s the real deal – authentic, brilliant, and genuinely invested in helping wine producers with better technology. His contributions will enable InnoVint to exceed our client’s expectations for years to come”
InnoVint produces world-class wine production software to manage winery workflow and communications from vine to bottle. Their mission is to set new standards in wine production software by building the best product, uniting winery teams, and optimizing operational effectiveness.