Marquett Davon Burton is a 30 year old, American technology entrepreneur based in Philadelphia. He has a breadth of experience, spanning non-profit, government and private industry. Marquett holds a bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley as well as a master’s degree from the #1 ranked Johns Hopkins School of Education.
His early career started with Teach For America as a School Operations Manager, training teachers in the mid Atlantic region. Shortly after, he would move into government as Baltimore City’s liaison between the Mayor and the CEO of Baltimore City Schools (a district with an enrollment of 100,000+ students).
In 2013, Marquett was recruited by a technology company called EverFi as their Pacific Northwest Manager. Engaging in executive level business development in California, Washington and Oregon, he opened up their west coast operations. In this role, he leveraged the Community Reinvestment Act to get bank executives to buy EverFi’s software for the institutions of higher education in their markets.
For the last 4 years Marquett has been the CEO of Fletch, the world’s most innovative attendance and absenteeism prevention technology. As the company’s founder, he built the business from the ground up, opening Fletch’s first office in Chicago in 2014. Today, Fletch has opened offices in Chicago, St. Louis, Puerto Rico and South Korea.
Leveraging his expertise in government relations, Marquett developed relationships with Korea’s National IT Promotion Agency and the Korean Institute of Science and Technology to create public-private partnerships that subsidized Fletch’s entry into the Korean market. He was able to employ the same skillset in Puerto Rico to begin operations with the support of a grant.
Marquett is an international businessman who has been recognized over 20 times by in industry leaders such as Google, Startup Grind, Purdue University and many others. In 2016, he was awarded a Global Good Fund Fellowship. In 2017, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Johns Hopkins University.
Marquett enjoys salsa dancing and exploring the potential of cryptocurrency for protecting citizens of developing economies from hyperinflation.