Executive Team

Elizabeth Miller, Ph.D.

CEO & Co-founder

Lizza pioneered web-based research in the mid 1990’s during her tenure at Stanford University and the University of Washington. She co-founded DatStat in response to a definitive market need for survey and research management software that is multi-mode, configurable, and interoperable. Lizza is charged with setting DatStat’s strategic direction and vision, using her two decades of research experience to lead the company from start-up to market leader.

Lizza holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington and two undergraduate degrees from Boston College.

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George Dittmeier


George co-founded DatStat after working in the in the prestigious Tools Division at Oracle Corporation, where he also managed Oracle Graphics, including the System Service Layer and the Virtual Graphics System. His foundation of more than 20 years of enterprise software engineering and product development leadership has helped to shape the technology roadmap at DatStat.

George also led the development of web-based UI at NetGravity Inc., which was acquired by DoubleClick Inc. during his tenure. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems & Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Christopher Maconi


Chris has been leading high-performance software product organizations for over a decade. At DatStat, he is responsible for overseeing day-to-day development and go-to-market strategies. Prior to DatStat, Chris served as CTO for Wingman Mobile, CTO and VP of Product Development at Electronic Evidence Discovery (where his efforts resulted in the company’s sale to a prominent private equity firm), IBM Global Services and several Internet startups.

He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Management Information Systems (MIS).

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Matthew Duncan

VP Marketing

Matt brings a 20 year track record as an accomplished marketing strategist and product innovator to DatStat, where he is responsible for go to market strategy and organizational direction. His career includes a rewarding tenure with Oracle, service as the marketing officer for CRM innovators Pivotal Software and Aurum Software — where he guided both companies through successful IPOs — and growth positions with Corbis, a Bill Gates company, and VC backed Smilebox and Wingman Mobile. An active social entrepreneur, Matt leads market innovations in microfinance and mobile money for Grameen Foundation, and crowdfunding for education loans at Vittana Foundation.

Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and is a current mentor at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and the UW Global Business Center.

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Renee Shatos Petrie


Renee is responsible for developing product strategy and client partnerships. Her focus is to ensure maximum success in applying DatStat technology across diverse areas of the healthcare enterprise, including research, quality of care, marketing, and IT interoperability.

Previously, Renee served as Assistant Director & Director of Data Operations at the UW Social Development Research Group (SDRG), where she had responsibility for managing complex research protocols and maximizing response in longitudinal, randomized controlled trials. She holds a degree in business from Washington State University.

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