Marine Tiger Technologies was founded in in 2010 by Marcia S. Shapiro. While leading technology projects for transportation agencies first for Spear Technologies and later CH2M Hill, Marcia struggled to find women-owned businesses to serve as subconsultants. Recognizing the growing importance of technology to solving business and operational problems, Marcia established Marine Tiger Technologies and became certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). Her first client, to her complete surprise, was the New York City Department of Education. DOE, facing strong resistance to the deployment of a case management system for special education students, hired Marine Tiger Technologies based on Marcia’s leadership of a successful system implementation at MTA New York City Transit. A two-month contract led to a three-year engagement supporting deployment of an application that is now used by over 120,000 users at DOE central offices and 1700 schools.
Marine Tiger now counts among its clients MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Railroad, Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.