Colin is the founder and president of Merit, where he contributes to strategy, sales and partnerships and oversees all hiring. Prior to founding Merit, Colin was president and CEO of readMedia, a developer of SaaS products focused on local media solutions. Earlier, he was vice president of business development at Contact Networks, a pioneer in Enterprise Relationship Management (acquired by Thomson), and director of business development at Into Networks (now a part of Microsoft). Colin began his career at Morningstar when it was still in Chicago’s historic Monadnock Building. 

Colin double-majored in English Literature and History at Binghamton University, and received his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he was a Dean’s Scholar, a Bachman Scholar, recipient of the Taggard and Auerbach awards, and the Student Corporation president. He lives in the Berkshires with his wife and three sons.