Brad Patton is a highly accomplished software architect and visionary with more than 25-years’ experience in designing, building and directing the growth of sophisticated business software and platform technologies. In 2014, he joined Researchscape, where he oversees survey fielding and response quality as well as the initial statistical analysis of survey results using ResearchStory, a proprietary survey analysis application that improves the quality of research deliverables. Before joining Researchscape, he was the chief software architect at both Verint and previously at Vovici, acquired by Verint in 2011. During his seven-year tenure at both companies, he led the technical direction of the Vovici enterprise feedback management (EFM) platform, transforming it into a multi-tenant SaaS platform serving hundreds of customers with thousands of users. Prior to Vovici, at Perseus Development Patton developed the first EFM platform. He worked there for seven years as the company’s chief software architect. His first software developer role was for Object Technology International, later acquired by IBM, where he worked on the Visual Age for Java development platform that later became the Eclipse open-source platform. Patton earned his BS in computer science and business administration from Arizona State University. He resides in Ottawa, Ontario.